Judge Rules United Behavioral Health Guidelines Led to Denial of Claims Violations

A California federal judge has issued a landmark ruling that could impact the way insurance companies cover mental health and substance use treatment. Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero of the District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that United Behavioral Health (UBH) used “flawed” internal guidelines resulting in the unlawful denial of mental […]

Opioid Law Includes New Kickback Penalties for Drug Treatment Facilities/Labs

Last month, President Trump signed into law a bill designed to address matters relating to opioid use and abuse. Dubbed the “Support Act” an acronym for Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment, it includes a broad assortment of provisions to address the nation’s opioid crisis. One of the more significant provisions is […]

New legislation regulates Florida addiction recovery residences

During the last Florida legislative session, a bill designed to clamp down on addiction recovery residences was passed with little fanfare. In June, Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 21 into law. The legislation, which took effect July 1, creates ss. 397.487 and 397.4871, F.S., which require the Florida Department of Children and Families to create […]

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