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Seminar - Insurance Billing and Patient Financial Responsibility: Understanding Your Rights
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(FT. LAUDERDALE) From within the industry, there is perhaps no more hotly contested issue than addiction treatment programs waiving patient financial responsibility. Although this practice has indisputably allowed individuals access to treatment who would not have had the means otherwise, insurance companies are aggressively and emphatically cracking down on programs that waive payment due by patients.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:30 AM
Where: Infinity Behavioral Healthcare Conference Room
2901 Stirling Road
2nd Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33312
United States
Contact: Gina Meyer

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Join the American Addiction Treatment Association and Infinity Behavioral Health Services on December 7th for "Patient Financial Responsibility, Understanding Your Rights and Those of Your Patients." Learn more about how drug treatment programs can legally reduce the cost of programs for those with limited financial means.

There has been a recent surge in investigations of drug treatment program marking and recruiting practices. Due to a relaxed history of enforcement, the drug rehab space has developed a liberal culture of paying marketers for patients. Additionally, many young patients in need of addiction treatment do not have insurance and marketers are illegally signing them up for insurance in order to “sell” them to drug rehab facilities. Many drug rehabs are utilizing separate nonprofits through which people may donate to buy insurance coverage for patients in need. Insurance companies regard these practices as abusive.  What types of financial arrangements can be made between drug treatment programs and marketers and what are the legal ramifications of assisting patients secure insurance in advance of drug treatment? Topics that will be covered are: 

  • Understanding the Distinct Enforcement Players Who Care About Abusive Marketing
  • Recent Enforcement Trends
  • Key Terms to Understand the Fraud and Abuse Minefield related to marketing
  • Health and Safety Code Section 445, how it applies to you
  • Understanding What Is Legal in Hiring Marketers
  • Call Centers
  • Bed Vouchers    
  • Securing Insurance
  • Waiving Patient Financial Responsibility
  • Urine Drug Testing
  • Avoiding False, Misleading or Deceptive Claims
  • Specific Marketing Problems to Avoid
  • Avoiding Client Privacy Violations in Marketing
  • Why written consent is necessary

Lunch is provided, as well as the valuable opportunity to speak with the presenters and network with your peers!


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