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WEBINAR: An Industry in Transition: Hot-Button Issues Facing Behavioral Health Providers

Jeff Baird

         Jeffrey S. Baird

According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 55 million American adults had a mental or substance use disorder in 2015, yet fewer than 39 percent of those affected got treatment. Now, with support from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors, the behavioral health profession continues to undergo rapid change.

In this webinar, Jeffrey Baird, chairman of the healthcare group at Brown & Fortunato, P.C., will outline common challenges in behavioral health and will provide tactical strategies on how to overcome them. He will address the demand by payers for measurable outcomes, state health information exchange (HIE) requirements, increased fraud detection efforts by federal and state governments, documentation requirements for clean billing, and challenges of working with Medicaid programs.

This presentation will help attendees:

  • Understand the changes the behavioral health profession will experience
  • Learn the new demands governmental agencies and third-party payers will make of behavioral health providers (BHP)
  • Determine the steps that BHPs can take to successfully adapt


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