Ethics in Behavioral Healthcare Business Operations​

Costa Mesa, CA - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11am-1pm (PT)
Behavioral healthcare is a rapidly growing field. As more funding has become available, many new programs have opened, existing centers have expanded, and access to care has increased. Concurrent with this growth, however, have been ethical concerns as programs rapidly transform.
 
Owners and operators are concerned about competing with organizations that engage in patient brokering, misrepresentation in marketing, overreliance on drug testing, and inaccurate or fraudulent financial and outcomes data. Reputable providers face ethical dilemmas as they balance growth and investment opportunities on one hand with providing effective and efficient patient care on the other. Join Behavioral Healthcare for a panel discussion exploring these topics.
 
Upon attending this program, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand basic dos and don'ts of ethical marketing
  • Identify the proper use of drug testing in an ethical treatment program
  • Identify financial best practices in treatment operations
  • Understand how technology can be used to provide accurate data 
One hour of continuing education credit will be available.
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Location:
Maggiano's Little Italy
3333 Bristol Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
 

Panelists:

Kathryn F. Edgerton (Russo) 
Attorney, Nelson Hardiman
 
Kathryn F. Edgerton (Russo) is a transactional and regulatory attorney with Nelson Hardiman, LLP, a California based healthcare specialty law firm. Ms. Edgerton has developed an extensive niche practice representing behavioral care providers, in addition to representing hospitals, physician organizations, and telemedicine providers.
Ms. Edgerton has successfully obtained licensure, certification, and accreditation for a variety of facilities regulated by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the California Department of Social Services (DSS), and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including substance abuse treatment facilities, group homes, adult residential facilities, congregate living health facilities, and home health agencies.
Ms. Edgerton has considerable experience drafting facilities’ patient intake documentation as well as policies and procedures related to licensure, certification, and compliance with privacy and security laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA).
Ms. Edgerton is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in U.S. private-sector privacy laws and regulations (CIPP/US), and is Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) by the Compliance Certification Board. Kathryn is admitted to practice law in both California and New York.
 
*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.