DETAILED AGENDA

STATE OF RECOVERY AGENDA 2017

The Diplomat Beach Resort

3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019 | 954-602-6000


 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017

  • Early Registration (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) | GREAT HALL FOYER 5-6
  • Exhibitor Setup (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) | GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)
  • Sober Pool Party/Welcome Reception(5:30 pm – 7:30 pm) | NORTH LAGOON

Have some fun in the sun! This year’s State of Recovery Conference kicks off with a splash – a Sober Pool Party Welcome Reception! Enjoy this relaxing event and make some great connections while basking under the palm trees and South Florida skies! We look forward to seeing you there!

*SPONSORED BY RETREAT PREMIER ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS

 


 

THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017

  • Registration (7:30 am – 5:00 pm) | GREAT HALL FOYER 5-6
  • Breakfast (7:30 am – 8:30 am) |GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)
  • Exhibit Hall Open (7:30 AM – 5:00 PM) | GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

  • 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM (KEYNOTE) |GREAT HALL 6

“Ethics Panel: Get Involved, What to Do, & Why it Matters”

Guest Speakers:

Anelia Shaheed, Esq. – Associate, Julie W Allison, P.A.

Tom Garofola – Chief Marketing Officer – Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers

Jack Davis – Vice President of Sales – Scientific Laboratory

Dr. Lilliam Rodriguez – Vice President, Accrued AR Services – Panacea Healthcare Services

Doug Edwards – Moderator – Director, Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare

Description:

The addiction treatment community has helped millions transform their lives. Unscrupulous operators, however, have tarnished the field’s reputation, leading to high-profile headlines casting all providers in a negative light. Patient brokering, fraudulent use of drug testing, and other practices clearly have no place in the field. Yet executives managing programs in this rapidly evolving industry face gray areas around other marketing techniques, drug-testing policies, patient financial assistance, and other issues. Join the State of Recovery for a panel discussion in which experts discuss how to be an advocate for ethically sound business practices and treatment programs and how to respond when unethical practices are observed.

Upon attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain how to report unethical practices
  • Understand the implications of new legislation regulating the field’s business practices
  • Discuss ethical practices in context of revenue cycle management
  • Review the elements of a clinically sound, ethically minded drug testing program

 

Networking Break 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)

WORKSHOPS

      • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219

Rebecca Cooper, LMFT, LPCC, CEDS – Author “Diets Don’t Work®” – Founder, Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs, Rebecca’s Eating Disorder Foundation (501c.3)

Description:

How do you treat dysfunction eating patterns in a substance abuse treatment center? Many recovering people start using food instead of their addiction of choice. Some people in early recovery will relapse because of their increase in weight, food obsession, binge eating, food addictions, disordered eating, or eating disorder. Eating disorders are often a precursor to substance abuse. There are some foods that use the same neuro-pathways as addictive drugs. Learn the importance of a correct assessment, determine the right level of treatment and in what setting will a patient with an eating disorder recover.

 
CE Info: Code E01 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

      • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 220

Dan Gemp – President & CEO, Dreamscape Marketing

“404 Error: The Story of a Treatment Center Not Found Online and SEO Best Practices”

      • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 216

DedicatedIT

Adam Steinhoff – CEO, DedicatedIT

Chris Burns – Chief Information Officer, DedicatedIT

“Three Signs You Need a Technology Intervention”

Three signs you need a technology intervention.

Your facility or practice is likely struggling through technology problems, and your staff has accepted systems not working for them as a way of life. Chris Burns and Adam Steinhoff will provide three quick tests to determine if you need help. They have consulted for multiple $50 Million businesses, and will share success stories and tips and tricks that you can bring back to your practice and implement today. The goal of this seminar is to show you that there is light at the end of the technology tunnel that it can help to provide better services to your clients and improve staff morale. 

      • LUNCH

            • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (LUNCH MEETING) | ATLANTIC BALLROOM 3

        (11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – LUNCH SERVICE)

        (12:15 PM – 1:30 PM PRESENTATION)

        The Joint Commission –

        Peggy Lavin, LCSW – Senior Associate Director, Behavioral Health Care Program, The Joint Commission

        Melinda Lehman – Associate Director, Marketing Strategy and Planning -Behavioral Health Accreditation, The Joint Commission

        “Business & Quality Trends Driving Accreditation”

        CE Info: Code E01 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

        Business & Quality Trends Driving Accreditation

        Description: Business & Quality Trends in the Addiction Treatment Field

        WORKSHOPS

            • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219

        Siobhan A. Morse, MHSA, CRC, CAI, MAC

        Division Director of Clinical Services

        UHS Addiction Services Division/Foundations Recovery Network

        “Creating Value for Stakeholders: How Quality Metrics Influence Your Bottom-Line”

        CE Info: Code E01 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

        Creating Value for Stakeholders: How Quality Metrics Influence Your Bottom-Line

        Being able to distinguish your organization is crucial in a competitive environment. In the world of contract and payer rate negotiations, quality data can be the deal-maker or breaker. Entering negotiations for population management and case rate contracts can be financially deadly without good data to support decisions. The role of data also extends into marketing to consumers and referral sources. This presentation will discuss the collection, analysis and use of data to support marketing and payment rates. Basic data development strategies, sources, standards and analyses will be introduced.

        Learning objectives:

            1. Review the definitions of quality and value and their application to our industry
            2. Distinguish the different stakeholder groups and apply the definitions of quality and value to their perspectives
            3. Recognize data sources, review standards and analyses that will address stakeholder questions
            4. Identify presentation strategies to target different stakeholder groups including consumers, referral sources and third-party payers.
            • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 220

        Walter Boone – Partner, Balch & Bingham, LLP

        Cavender C. “Chris” Kimble – Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP

        Christy White – Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP

        “Taking Your Own Inventory: What You Can Do to Identify, Assess and Reduce Your Legal and Compliance Risk”

        Workshop Title:  Taking Your Own Inventory:  What You Can Do to Identify, Assess and Reduce Your Legal and Compliance Risk

        Workshop Description:  Treatment centers today face legal and compliance risk from many different areas.  Assessing and reducing that risk requires a multi-disciplinary approach which must begin with identifying where your risk is.  This workshop will identify some major areas of compliance and legal risk which most treatment centers face, and may not even know about.  Topic areas will cover the broad spectrum of risk from regulatory compliance to insurance reimbursement to employer liability to zoning.  Along the way, the workshop will provide information about how to assess that risk, and offer some basic tools and resources which can help to explain and reduce that risk.

        Workshop Objective:  Participants at this workshop will identify major areas of legal and compliance risk for treatment centers, discover how to assess that risk, and learn about some basic tools and resources to reduce that risk.

            • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | GREAT HALL 6

          Workshop Title & Description will be announced soon

          Networking Break (2:45 PM – 3:00 PM) |GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)

          KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

              • 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (KEYNOTE) |GREAT HALL 6

          David Mee-Lee, M.D. – Senior Vice President, The Change Companies®

          “The ASAM Criteria in an Era of Healthcare Reform and Managed Care: Implications for Funding and Reimbursements”

          CE Info: Code E02 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

          Workshop Description:

          The ASAM Criteria are the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for assessment, service planning, placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of people with addictive disorders. As funding and care shifts from fee for service to other financing mechanisms such as case rates, capitation and population health, treatment will also need to move from volume to value-driven services.

          This presentation will highlight how The ASAM Criteria can help providers, payers and administrators design, deliver and pay for the flexible continuum of disease management services needed to survive healthcare transitions.

          Objectives: Participants will:

              1. Review current trends in healthcare financing, reform and reengineering.
              2. Identify how The ASAM Criteria can help design and deliver services in an era of changing funding mechanisms.
              3. Discuss how to prepare for the transitions necessary to survive and thrive in the changing healthcare environment.

          EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

              • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM (SPEED NETWORKING EVENT) | GREAT HALL 6

          Maximize your visit at the State of Recovery Conference by making beneficial new connections with like-minded professionals at this fun, fast-paced, structured, and highly-effective Speed Networking event.

           


           

          FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

              • Registration (7:30 am – 4:00 pm) | GREAT HALL FOYER 5-6
              • Breakfast (7:30 am – 8:30 am) |GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)
              • Exhibit Hall Open (7:30 AM – 4:15 PM) | GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)

          KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

              • 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM (KEYNOTE) |GREAT HALL 6 

               
              Guest Speaker:
              Dr. Drew Pinksy
              – Practicing physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

            • WHERE REHAB MEETS THE MEDIA…
              Understanding how & why the media perceives addiction and how
              treatment providers can leverage the media for brand recognition

              Networking Break 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)

              WORKSHOPS

                  • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219

               

              Laurie Reid. LMFT, CAP – Lead Consultant, Medivance Billing Service, Inc.

              “The “NOT IN MY BACKYARD” Climate: Important tips for California, Florida and Texas substance abuse treatment providers”

              CE Info: Code E03 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

              TITLE:

              The “NOT IN MY BACKYARD” Climate: Important tips for California, Florida and Texas substance abuse treatment providers.

              DESCRIPTION:
              There are a variety of factors that greatly impact the startup or expansion of services within the substance abuse treatment market in the three top recovery states; California, Florida and Texas. These include but are not limited to the development of a plan of operation, policies and procedures, clinical competencies, local zoning requirements and current state legislation. One must plan ahead to stay ahead.
              The current proposed legislative bills driven by local cities, particularly those in California, strictly limit the number of residential treatment centers and sober living homes. Any owner who doesn’t follow the city rules will be forced to shut down before they even open. Also, all indications are that sober living homes will soon require licensure similar to traditional residential programs.

              OBJECTIVES:

              Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will:
              1. Recognize key challenges posed by current ‘Not In My Backyard’ legislation in top three recovery states; CA, FL and TX specific to Treatment Centers and Sober Living Homes and why it matters to your agency.
              2. Discern the required staffing, training and competencies specific in each state provided to prevent costly hiring mistakes.
              3. Identify the actions steps essential to opening or expanding your treatment center seamlessly.

                  • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | WORKSHOP ROOM 220

              Kelly Farrell – President, designRoom Creative

              “Make my Brand … Better.”

              Our workshop will include:

              Sharing the components of a sustainable behavioral health brand; a quick case history; the process for achieving overall brand health; and a hands-on peer-review workshop, and make-over of session attendees’ brands.

                  • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 216

              Dr. Aldo Morales – Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers

              “Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists”

              CE Info: Code E04 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

              Title: “Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists.”

              Description:  An overview of our pharmacopeia for the management of psychiatric disorders, intended for mental health providers who may or may not have a background in the biological sciences.

              Learning Objectives. After attending the above presentation participants will be able to:

              (1) Trace the roots of the modern pharmaceutical industry to its origins in the 1800s.

              (2) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of older vs. newer psychotherapeutic agents.

              (3) Cite the Dos and Don’ts of Addiction Psychiatry.

              *SPONSORED BY RETREAT PREMIER ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS  

                  • 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (WORKSHOPS) | GREAT HALL 6

              Deni Carise, Ph.D. – Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America

              “The Times They Are A-Changin’: Designing and implementing de novo treatment program with integrity”

              CE Info: Code E05 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

              Topic Area: Services: Envisioning, creating, launching, and sustaining new treatment modalities and service offerings

              Title: The Times They Are A-Changin’: Designing and implementing de novo treatment program with integrity

              Presentation synopsis:

              The substance abuse treatment and behavioral health fields have recently grown and expanded at an extraordinary pace and continue to do so. In this presentation we will describe how 3 factors have led this growth – Parity Legislation, the Affordable Care Act and the marketing and proliferation of prescription opioids. All of these events have led to an increase in interest in the substance abuse treatment field both by those in this field and notably, by those previously outside of our field. This, in turn, has led to a swell of new business partners and business practices. Our field now has the attention of investors, marketers, media experts, advertisers, diagnostic laboratories, pharmacogenomics experts, design groups, billing and patient management companies as well as therapists, counselors, nurses and physicians. We also present the challenges of a de novo roll-out of comprehensive treatment programs, selecting locations and real estate, facing zoning boards and community opposition (the NIMBY issue) and designing the building for delivering various clinical programs. Finally, from experience in implementing evidence-based practices in over 250 public and private treatment programs, we show how a cost-effective, evidence-based continuum of care can be offered by all treatment systems.

              Name, Title and Organization information of Presenter:

              Deni Carise Ph.D.

              Chief Clinical Officer, Recovery Centers of America

              Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

               

              Learning Topics of the Presentation — Including 3 identified objectives of the Presentation

              Upon completion of this session attendees will be able to:

                  1. Understand how Parity legislation, the Affordable Care Act and the proliferation of prescription opioids have intertwined to change the landscape of our field.
                  2. Identify how a cost-effective, evidence-based continuum of care can be offered by all treatment systems – private and public
                  3. Describe the challenges and activities needed for opening new treatment programs surrounding zoning and NIMBY issues

              LUNCH

                  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (LUNCH MEETING) | ATLANTIC BALLROOM 3

              (11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – LUNCH SERVICE)

              (12:15 PM – 1:30 PM PRESENTATION)

              Panel Discussion – (CHANGE IS POSSIBLE)

                       Lissa Franklin – Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Life of Purpose Treatment

                       Amanda Marino, B.S. – National Business Development Specialist, Palm Healthcare

                       Justin Lucci – Outreach Coordinator, Ambrosia Treatment Centers

              Moderator – Patricia Rosen, Editor, Sober World Magazine

              “CHANGE IS POSSIBLE – LUNCHEON”

              During the lunch discussion, you will hear from individuals who were once afflicted by substance abuse related issues but have made strides to change their lifestyle and maintain their sobriety. We will get to listen to their stories of success.

              WORKSHOPS

                  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 219

                Tiffany Tait, LCSW, CDWF – Director of Operations- Accrued AR Services, Panacea Healthcare Services

                “The Death of Revenue Cycle Management”

                Traditional billing and collections methods are failing nationwide. The decline of reimbursement rates, underpayments, changing clinical requirements and more are causing providers to make budget cuts and more. A new paradigm is needed to help optimize reimbursement and help facilities not only survive but prosper.

                After this workshop, attendees will:

                • Learn how payer standards impact clinical care in treatment facilities

                • Gain an understanding of the correlation between medical necessity and financial reimbursement

                • Learn about the clinical and ethical options available to maximize payer reimbursement

                    • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 220

                    “7-1-17: A Whole New World for Substance Abuse Service Providers”

                    Guest Speakers:

                    Sandra Greenblatt, Esq, MBA/MHA – Board Certified Health Lawyer/Partner, Lubell Rosen, LLC

                    Cynthia Barnett Hibnick- Partner, Lubell Rosen, LLC

                    7-1-17: A Whole New World for Substance Abuse Service Providers
                    While awaiting Gov. Scott’s signature, this legislation is highly significant and not expected to be vetoed.  Treatment facilities need to be aware and start acting as though the law will be effective July 1, 2017. This workshop provides a comprehensive review of Florida’s new Practices of Substance Abuse Service Providers Act:

                    -New laws

                    -New licensing and accreditation requirements

                    -New felony penalties

                    -New restrictions on relationships with sober homes and recovery residences

                    -New prohibited marketing practices

                    -New pitfalls for the uninformed

                    Health care attorneys Sandra P. Greenblatt, Esq. and Cynthia Barnett Hibnick, Esq. of Lubell | Rosen walk you through this important new omnibus law effective as of July 1, 2017. Be sure that you and your facility are ready. The future is now.

                    CE Info: Code E06 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

                        • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM (WORKSHOP) | WORKSHOP ROOM 216

                    Sarah Badahman, CHPSE – CEO, HIPAAtrek

                    “Modernization of 42 CFR Part 2”

                    CE Info: Code E07 :: Panel Discussion :: 1.25 CE hours Approved for APA and ASWB

                    Title: Modernization of 42 CFR Part 2

                    Description: The Final Rule of 42 CFR Part 2 came into affect in March 2017. This is the first substantive update to Part 2 since the 1980’s. The Final Rule seeks to modernize Part 2 and make it easier for qualified service organizations to operate in today’s digital age. This session will guide attendees through the changes and how to implement the Final Rule in their facility.

                    Objectives: Attendees will learn the changes made to Part 2 in 2017. Attendees will learn how to map the new Part 2 changes to HIPAA. Attendees will have an understanding of implementing the required changes in their treatment center.

                    *SPONSORED BY RETREAT PREMIER ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS

                    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

                        • 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (KEYNOTE) |GREAT HALL 6

                    ETHICS Panel –

                    Dave Aronberg – State Attorney, State Attorney’s Office, 15th Circuit

                    Marvin Ventrell – Executive Director, National Association of Addiction Treatment Company (NAATP)

                    Andrew Burki- CEO, Life of Purpose Treatment Center

                    Speaker – Craig Koury – Membership Manager, CCAPP

                    Moderator- John Lehman – President, Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR)

                    “SOBER HOME TASK FORCE – First Stop – Florida; Next Stop – Nationwide”

                    The Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force has been heating up in South Florida – making nearly 30 arrests since its inception. The group – which is made up of treatment providers, attorneys, investigators, parents of addicts and community leaders – was formed to fight against corrupt business practices in the drug treatment industry. They have even expanded their investigation into labs that perform costly urine drug tests. As the task force continues its efforts, State attorney Dave Aronberg will head up a panel session discussion during the State of Recovery Conference to address the need for the crackdown in the substance use industry. He will be joined by NAATP Executive Director Marvin Ventrell, Life of Purpose CEO Andrew Burki and others. The event is moderated by FARR president John Lehman.

                     

                      • EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN (4:15 PM – 7:00 PM) | GREAT HALL 5 (Exhibit Hall)