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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 Nelson, attorney and founding board chair of AATA, was 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
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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