Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Providers

Our attorneys have a proven record of successfully helping behavioral health and substance abuse providers because we understand what it takes to navigate the complicated regulatory climate that exists at the state and federal levels. Our range of experience allows our health law group the insight and perspective needed to be your trusted adviser as this area continues to evolve.

A Complete Scope of Legal Services for Your Organization

O’Connell and Aronowitz represent mental health and substance abuse providers, including community mental health clinics, rehabilitation providers, residential treatment facilities, and mental health practitioners. We can provide valuable assistance to your organization with everything from general compliance to licensure and litigation. 

Our health law group can help you with regulatory and compliance issues, reimbursement matters, government investigations, contracting, fraud and abuse allegations, and patient privacy issues. Our time-proven knowledge and experience extend to other specialized areas such as contracting and partnership arrangements for mental health providers, technology licensing, data management, and security for your organization.

Representation for Telehealth Organizations

As telehealth becomes more widely used in mental health and substance abuse care, new legal complications can arise that create new questions in the courts and among regulatory bodies. As a firm with decades of experience serving organizations in this sector, we have a history of successfully navigating these new developments and providing successful guidance and representation for our clients. 

Our healthcare attorneys work extensively with our clients to address regulatory and transactional obstacles that can frequently occur within telehealth. In essence, telehealth refers to the ability to provide services to patients remotely. However, this becomes more complicated considering that only certain forms of telehealth are reimbursable which can involve particular rules that may create roadblocks to receiving rightful compensation for the care you provide.

As an example, New York State’s Medicaid Program places limits on telehealth coverage to telemedicine. As compared to telehealth, “telemedicine” is defined as a synchronous, two-way communication involving audio and visual interfaces to provide care services at a clinical level. This also applies to the technology used to store and forward patient data as well as remote, digital patient monitoring devices.

For providers to best utilize telehealth services, it is vital to have experienced legal counsel behind them to successfully navigate the regulatory challenges and develop creative solutions to mitigate the risks facing telehealth providers. 

Get Representation for Your Organization Today

We at O’Connell and Aronowitz recognize that behavioral health and substance abuse providers, regardless of their licensure or practice setting, are increasingly providing their services through electronic means. These enhanced services are necessary to continue providing excellent care to your patients in today’s healthcare climate because it increases access to quality services remotely or on a more immediate basis.

Our health law group prides itself on staying up to date with the most recent rules, regulations, and trends guiding telehealth services to enable clients in establishing and optimizing telehealth services confidently. If your organization needs legal representation as an ongoing service or for an upcoming case, contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Locations We Serve

Statewide with focus larger metro areas

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