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Clark Hill Attorney Gregory W. Moore to serve as Co-Chair on an American Health Lawyers Association Behavioral Health Task Force Leadership Work Group

November 8, 2013

Birmingham, MI

– Clark Hill Attorney Gregory W. Moore was appointed the Provider/Clinicians Work Group Co-Chair for the American Health Lawyers Association Behavioral Task Force. The Behavioral Health (BH) Task Force is committed to advancing the understanding of laws impacting behavioral health, including the delivery of services to those living with mental illness, certain neurological conditions, substance use disorders or developmental disabilities, and reimbursement for such services. A complex framework of federal and state laws concerning privacy, information sharing and exchange, reimbursement, involuntary commitment, and other subjects provides unique challenges to health care providers and payors of behavioral health services. Scientific, legislative, and other developments, including health care reform, have presented new issues and opportunities in this area, including primary and behavioral health care integration initiatives, insurance coverage parity mandates, changes to Medicaid, and evolving public policy, to name a few. The BH Task Force will monitor and evaluate these laws and developments through written materials, webinars, and in-person educational activities so that AHLA members are better equipped to advise clients on behavioral health topics. In addition, the work of the BH Task Force will serve to raise awareness about how behavioral health laws influence health improvement efforts, and will include collaborative efforts with AHLA’s Public Interest activities.

Moore chairs Clark Hill’s National Health Care Group. He has focused his entire career on representing health care providers and routinely handles matters before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies. In addition, he provides daily counsel to health care providers ranging in size from the sole physician office to some of the largest physician practice groups and hospital systems in the United States. With over 20 years of experience serving clients in the behavioral health care and health care industry, his practice covers the full spectrum of regulatory, transactional and litigation services. On any given day he is focusing on health care reform matters, collaborative ventures aimed at behavioral health and physical medicine integration, managed care organizations, regulatory compliance, labor and employment matters, as well as international collaboration and business ventures including cross-border health care delivery.

Clark Hill’s Behavioral Health Care Team represents behavioral health care providers in numerous states related to procurement, administrative law, contract disputes, licensing, claims disputes, Medicaid reimbursement matters, government regulatory compliance, malpractice defense, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) sanctions, fraud and abuse, qui tam actions, healthcare financing, creation and operation of managed care organizations, labor and employment law services and corporate compliance program development, education and maintenance. The lawyers at Clark Hill are familiar with government managed care contracts and the issues affecting all providers generated through ongoing governmental regulation.

Clark Hill’s Behavioral Health Care Team participates in the policy development groups that focus on creating methodologies to integrate the delivery of medical and behavioral health care. At Clark Hill you will find that the Behavioral Health Care lawyers supply value added services to clients because their experience in the Behavioral Health Care arena has been hands on.

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