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Nelson Mullins’ Trish Markus to Discuss Recent Legislation Affecting Behavioral Health Information

(June 12, 2017)–Recent legislative changes intended to enhance the delivery of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, and to allow for better information sharing while balancing the privacy rights for those being treated, will be addressed by Patricia A. Markus, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Raleigh office, during the American Health Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting on June 27 in San Francisco. Click here for more information and to register.

Ms. Markus represents healthcare industry clients, including behavioral healthcare providers, specifically focusing on health information privacy, security, and technology issues. During her presentation, entitled “Behavioral Health Comes of Age: 42 CFR Part 2 and the 21st Century Cures Act,” she will explain:

  • Key changes implemented under the Final 42 CFR Part 2 regulations (Final Rule) and their effect
  • Competing policy interests between substance use disorder providers and other health care industry stakeholders, including health information exchange and health care integration
  • Key aspects of the Twenty-First Century Cures Act (Cures Act), including Parity protections
  • Legislative activity at the federal level designed to bring about further modifications of the Final Rule and Parity protections
  • Tips for policy and process revisions needed to implement requirements of the Final Rule and Cures Act

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