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Webinar seeks stakeholder input on 42 CFR Part 2, confidentiality

August 8, 2013
by Dennis Grantham, Contributing Editor
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Vendome Group, together with the editors of Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Professional, invites interested professionals and industry stakeholders to participate in a nationwide dialogue on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern time, in a webinar titled “Patient Choice, Confidentiality, and the Affordable Care Act.”

The dialogue will be hosted by:

·        Maureen Boyle, SAMHSA Health Information Technology Team Leader, and,

·        Renée Popovits, behavioral health attorney and principal, Popovits & Robinson, LLC

Boyle will detail confidentiality protections afforded to substance abuse treatment information under 42 CFR Part 2 and will offer solutions and resources for providers interested in implementing electronic health records (EHRs) and participating in electronic health information exchange and other reforms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Popovits, a nationally recognized behavioral health attorney, will conduct a real-time poll regarding confidentiality issues that require stakeholder input, and will immediately share poll findings with participants. Throughout, Popovits will draw upon 20 years of experience as general counsel to front-line counselors and patients, highlighting areas of concern for providers and patients.  

This webinar seeks to advance the conversation pertaining to patient choice, privacy, stigma, integration, care coordination, record documentation, and behavioral health outcomes under the ACA and existing parity regulations. The webinar’s findings will be further discussed by Popovits and Scott Weinstein, an attorney working with the Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for health IT, at a session titled “Best Kept Secrets about Confidentiality” at the Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 23. The summit is part of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD).

For more information or to register for this important national discussion, click here.

 

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