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Walter Boone and Allison Simpson to Present at Moments of Change Conference on Issues Impacting the Behavioral Health Providers

Walter Boone, partner in the Jackson office and member of the Litigation Practice, and Allison Simpson, partner in the Jackson office and member of the Health Law Practice, will present at the Moments of Change Conference in Palm Beach, FL September 30-October 3, 2019. Their topic “Current and Emerging Compliance Issues: Survey and Solutions” will cover diverse perspectives on the intersection of treatment facilities’ current practices and the regulations that other providers in the behavioral health industry must comply with for payment, compliance and sustainability.  

During their presentation, Walter and Allison will identify why substance abuse organizations must have a sustainable healthcare outlook. They will also discuss trends impacting administrative and clinical integration, as well as comparing and contrasting current practices verses other provider type’s regulatory requirements. 

Walter leads the multi-disciplinary team at Balch focused on the behavioral healthcare and substance abuse industries. He maintains in-depth knowledge on the ever-changing laws impacting the behavioral health business, and regularly provides counsel to behavioral health providers across the Southeast. Walter is also the former chairperson of the Environmental and Energy Law Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Allison helps healthcare providers navigate regulatory issues including reimbursement, audits, licensing, provider enrollment and changes of ownership, medical staff matters, federal disclosures and compliance with both state and federal laws. Allison also represents clients in transactions for the purchase, sale or partnership of practices and facilities focusing on the regulatory compliance of the transaction, and in drafting and advising clients on contracts that are in compliance with anti-referral laws. Her experience in these matters also includes administrative appeals to the court system and Provider Reimbursement Review Board as well as traditional litigation and arbitration.