Louisiana Medical Group Management Association

January Webinar: Implications of the new Support Act on Opioid Treatment in your Practice

  • 01/15/2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Implications of the new Support Act on Opioid Treatment in your Practice


Implications of the new Support Act on Opioid Treatment in your Practice- On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act). The SUPPORT Act addresses numerous aspects of the opioid crisis, including prevention, treatment and recovery. The SUPPORT Act includes significant changes to the prescription-writing authority of a number of different types of mid-level providers. This webinar will review those provisions of the SUPPORT Act, as well as discuss next steps for physician practice managers to comply the new fraud and abuse requirements in this federal law.


Richard D. Sanders is founding partner of Southern Health Lawyers, LLC. In this capacity he represents a variety of healthcare providers on a broad range of issues, including business transactions, fraud and abuse compliance (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark), Certificate of Need (CON) issues, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, antitrust policy, and legislative activities. He also assists providers in their relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies.   After graduating from Duke University in 1992 with a double-major in political science and history, Rich earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1996. In 2013, Rich was rated as a “Top Rated Lawyer in HealthCare Law” and has a AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell™. Rich currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Emory University and teaches courses in business and regulatory law. In 2004, he was awarded Professor of the Year. Rich is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he worked with an Atlanta-based unit supporting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy.

Southern Health Lawyers, LLC was voted Best Law Firms in America, for Healthcare from 2012-2017.


MGMA LA webinars are FREE for members! ($75 non members) 

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