Presented by Ron Manderscheid (Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors) and Greg Moore (Chair, Dickinson Wright’s Behavioral Health Care Practice Group and Founding Member of AVANT Consulting, LLC)
What: With many changes affecting American businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to keep up. Complex new laws, programs and regulatory changes have raised questions and concerns amongst healthcare providers trying to continue necessary services for their customers while staying ahead of the rapidly evolving environment.
New obligations to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and/or unemployment; opportunities for business relief like the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and grant programs from SAMHSA, the CDC and others; and regulatory relaxation under the 1135 Waiver during Federal and State emergency declarations – including telehealth and payment for services – have left employers/providers scrambling for the latest information.
This webinar will explore:
- Frequent questions and concerns related to the new laws, programs and regulatory changes;
- General themes related to how States have used the 1135 waiver, and implications for providers;
- An overview of National and State resources and how they can be accessed by providers.
Who Should Attend?
Healthcare leaders involved in organizational planning and decision-making.
- Understand key employer obligations, business opportunities and regulatory changes impacting providers through COVID-19.
- Gain awareness of 1135 waiver themes across states and how this may impact your healthcare / behavioral health organization.
- Learn new resources available to support you and how to access them.
Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D ., serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors. The Association represents county and local authorities in Washington, D.C., and provides a national program of technical assistance and support. Concurrently, he is Executive Director of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California. Dr. Manderscheid serves on the boards of the Cosmos Club, the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, the Danya Institute, the Council on Quality and Leadership, the NASMHPD Research Institute, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Coalition for Whole Health. Previously, he served as the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Programs at the Global Health Sector of SRA International and in several federal leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout his career, he has emphasized and promoted peer and family concerns.
Dr. Manderscheid is a former Member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020, Past President of the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA) Foundation, Past President of FEIAA, past Chair of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Mental Health Section and a past member of the APHA Governing Council. He has also served previously as the Chairperson of the Sociological Practice Section of the American Sociological Association, as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences and the District of Columbia Sociological Society, and as President of ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership.
Recently, he co-edited a new text, Outcome Measurement in the Human Services: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform, and contributed to a second new text, Public Mental Health. Previously, he served as principal editor for eight editions of Mental Health, United States. He has also authored numerous scientific and professional publications on services to persons with mental illness and substance use conditions. He serves on the Editorial Board and prepares a periodic blog for Behavioral Healthcare Executive.
Greg Moore, JD , chairs Dickinson Wright’s Behavioral Health Care Practice Group and is a Founding Member of AVANT Consulting, LLC, a behavioral health boutique consulting firm. Greg has been a consultant and practicing health care attorney since 1991. During his entire career, he has focused on representing and counseling providers of all types and sizes including behavioral health care provider companies, facilities, and networks.
Greg has been recognized as a thought leader and innovator when it comes to the integration of behavioral and physical health care. With 25 years of experience serving clients in the industry, his practice covers the full spectrum of regulatory, transactional, and litigation services.
In January 2009, Mr. Moore created a Behavioral Health Care Law focused Practice Group, the first of its kind in a national law firm. The group continues to be leaders in educating and counseling clients as parity and the integration of behavioral health and physical health take center stage.