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America’s Opioids Crisis and Healthcare

What does it mean when the opioid crisis is being treated as a national emergency? Harry Nelson, Esq. addresses the national opioid crisis and healthcare on KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. He explains why the opioid crisis is being declared a national emergency and the type of funding that may be made available to states due to the crisis. Nelson looks at the problem of pain and opioids from three sides: the patient, the doctor, and the drug companies.




Behavioral Healthcare Executive Webinars: What Florida's New Law Means for Treatment Centers

Presenter: Anelia Shaheed, Esq.

This webinar will explain the changes in the law that impact substance abuse treatment facilities, recovery residences and marketers (in-house or independent third party) as well as provide real guidance as to what providers need to do to comply with the new laws. This includes the call center licensure requirements, deceptive marketing practices and new standards for the delivery of clinical services. The discussion will also include information about how providers can get involved in the rule making process and advocating for changes to the law.




Harry Nelson, Esq. Discusses the Future of the Sober Living Industry at Innovations in Recovery Conference.

Harry Nelson, Esq. was the keynote speaker at the Foundations Events: Innovations in Recovery in San Diego. During a question and answer session, he was asked about his expectations of insurance coverage in the sober living industry.



Dave Sheridan, President of NARR, Discusses the Sober Home Industry at WCSAD.

Dave Sheridan, President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR), discusses the licensure requirements for sober homes. Sheridan was a featured faculty speaker at WCSAD: West Coast Symposium of Addictive Disorders.



Zachary Rothenberg, Esq., talks about Special Investigations Unit

On April 13, 2017, Zachary Rothenberg participated in a panel entitled, “Special Investigations Unit (SIU), What to Know in a Commercial Payer Audit.” The event was hosted at the Los Angeles office of Nelson Hardiman and co-sponsored by Infinity Behavioral Health Services and the American Addiction Treatment Association. In this clip, Rothenberg discusses how the waiver of patient financial responsibility is a significant risk factor for an SIU.



Harry Nelson featured in NBC News Colorado investigation into overcharging for urine drug tests

Harry Nelsonattorney and founding board chair of AATAwas featured in an NBC News Colorado investigation into the high cost of urine drug tests. In Colorado, urine drug tests can cost as much as $6,250 and have gone from costing the state’s Medicaid program $50,000 a month to $1 million. Chapter 3 of the investigation turns to “urine drug expert” Harry Nelson who states that 80% of tests are not medically necessary: “Basically a lot of money is being spent to test for something where we already know the answer.”  Read more at NelsonHardiman.com

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American Addiction Treatment Association's Board Chair Harry Nelson, Esq.

Harry Nelson, Esq. describes the changes in the addiction treatment industry and his support of the American Addiction Treatment Association. AATA is a national trade association that provides online resources and training events, including state-by-state compliance requirements for licensing and certification, operations, reimbursement, clinical standards, patient privacy, quality assurance, and risk management. 

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