Treatment & Recovery
As the addiction treatment industry has grown significantly in recent years in response to the opioid epidemic and favorable payer landscape, so too have opportunistic profiteers who unethically and illegally exploit those in need of treatment. In response, lawmakers, prosecutors, and payers are increasingly turning their focus to the addiction treatment industry, including operators of recovery residences, also known as sober homes.
In this session, participants will benefit from the experience of the Florida State Attorney who created the Palm Beach County Sober Homes Task Force and who has been on the cutting-edge of investigating and prosecuting fraud and abuse in the addiction treatment industry. He will provide his unique perspective on regulatory and enforcement trends; the practices being investigated by local, state, and federal authorities; emerging fraud and abuse schemes; and prosecutorial approaches. Participants also will hear from two Washington D.C.-based health care attorneys who provide compliance counsel to addiction treatment programs, recovery residences, and health care practitioners. They will provide a timely update on local, state, and federal legislation that could impact sober homes, including those operating ethically and legally. Topics will include the relationships between sober homes and treatment programs, including marketing, billing, and payment; insurance billing, with emphasis on urine drug testing; and the use of treatment medications in residential programs and sober homes. Finally, the presenters will provide best-practice recommendations that can help programs protect the interests of individuals in treatment by remaining compliant in this rapidly changing environment.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.