Distance Learning

Autism and Other Emotional and Intellectual Disability Services: Current Transactions, Reimbursement Landscape and Landmark Litigation

Recorded On: 02/13/2020

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Session Format: Live Webinar
CLE Credit Available:  Yes
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  • Overview of the Emotional and Intellectual Disability and Autism Services Market 
  • Relevant Laws & Application of Mental Health Parity 
    • Current landmark cases and litigation 
  • Increased payment opportunities: Navigating the waters of commercial insurance, Medicaid & school funding 
  • Investment in ED/ID and Autism Service Providers – Considerations from Providers & Investors

Autism rates have exploded nationally from 1 in 166 children to 1 in 59 over the last 15 years. This statistic alone makes it incumbent upon all health care attorneys to prepare their clients, whether it be clinicians, provider organizations, or payers to understand: the scope of services available for treatment and payment under various state and federal laws; the role schools play; and the standards developing in the court system for the payment of medically necessary services.

Beyond treatment and payment, it is also incumbent upon health care attorneys to understand the heightened interest among private equity firms in the autism services space and prepare their provider clients to efficiency access growth capital and prepare for liquidity events, should one desire. Why is the sector so attractive and why does it garner the attention of private equity investors?

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

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Content Lead:

  • Business Law and Governance


  • Behavioral Health

Jodi Bouer, Esq.


Bouer Law LL

Dan Unumb, Esq.


Autism Legal Resource Center
Lexington, SC 

Anthony Ahee

Managing Partner

Honor Equity
Detroit, MI 

Keith Laabs


Carolina Center for ABA & Autism Treatment
Managing Partner
Tobacco Road Partners
Raleigh-Durham, NC 

Jason Cowart


Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
New York

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