July 20, 2021

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Behavioral Health M&A

Tuesday, July 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

M&A activity involving behavioral health providers continues to increase, in parallel with the expanded need for access to these services. As more reimbursement and investment dollars flow into behavioral health, treatment providers have faced new regulations and increased enforcement activity. Well-advised providers, investors and other stakeholders will need to be vigilant to avoid potential regulatory pitfalls along the way.
Join Polsinelli’s Behavioral Health Law Group, Jennifer Lohse, Vice-President and General Counsel of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Edye Bauer, General Counsel of Discovery Behavioral Health, as they discuss how to spot some of the potential regulatory pitfalls in behavioral health M&A transactions and considerations for how to best address them.


• Brief Overview of Trends in SUD and mental health M&A
• EKRA and other fraud and abuse-related regulatory pitfalls
• Corporate practice and scope of licensure regulatory pitfalls
• HIPAA/privacy/42 CFR Part 2 pitfalls


Jennifer Lohse, Vice President and General Counsel, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation\
Edye Bauer, General Counsel, Discovery Behavioral Health
Paul A. Gomez, Chair, Behavioral Health Law Group, Shareholder, Polsinelli
Rick Rifenbark, Shareholder, Polsinelli
Tani Weiner, Vice Chair, Behavioral Health Law Group, Shareholder, Polsinelli
Shuchi Parikh, Associate, Polsinelli