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The lawyers of Crowell & Moring are uniquely prepared to assist clients that face legal issues involving behavioral health care. For many years, our lawyers have served as general counsel and provided advisory and litigation services to behavioral health care entities. Our clients include managed behavioral health care organizations and providers, professional associations, specialty hospitals and clinics, employee assistance program providers, and individual professionals. We also represent entities that focus on disease management of behavioral health diagnoses.

We understand the distinct legal problems that arise in the behavioral health care arena. For example, we litigate issues involving the disparity between physical and mental health benefits and appreciate the impact of mental health parity laws. We realize that the confidentiality of patient records and HIPAA compliance is extremely sensitive in the mental health arena. We recognize the unique contractual difficulties between, and legal duties of, the behavioral health players, including providers, plans, mental health carve-out entities, third-party administrators, disease managers, employers, and patients. Crowell & Moring lawyers bring their exceptional depth and experience in this specialized field to these and other common issues, such as standard of care, peer review, duty to warn, regulatory compliance, privacy, contractual transactions, risk management, and litigation.

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"A Harder Pill to Swallow? International Working Group Aims to Enhance Pharmaceutical-Merger Reviews," Antitrust Law Alert (March 19, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Olivier N. Antoine, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Kate M. Watkins
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"President Biden Signs American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, sets in motion historic expansions of the ACA, Medicaid and other important health policy related changes among sweeping pandemic relief provisions," Health Care Alert (March 12, 2021). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, James G. Flood, Christopher Flynn, Paul Mourning, Roma Sharma, W. Scott Douglas, Stacie Heller, Tim Shadyac
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Crowell & Moring Lawyers Engage with Corporate Officers at National Bar Association Commercial Law Section’s Annual Corporate Counsel Conference (Mar.05.2021)
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The National Law Journal Names Jodi Daniel a Health Care/Life Sciences Trailblazer (Mar.02.2021)
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NLJ Health Care Trailblazers National Law Journal (March 1, 2021)
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"OIG Issues Final Rule to Update AKS Safe Harbors: Part II," Health Care Alert (February 25, 2021). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, Jodi G. Daniel, Michael Shaheen, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Joe Records, Matthew Vicinanzo
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"Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Reform: New Opportunities for Value-Based Care," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 25, 2021). Presenters: Troy A. Barsky and Barbara H. Ryland.
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"Health Information Privacy, Interoperability, and Patient Access to Data: Compliance and Opportunities Regarding Data Use and Data Protections," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 25, 2021). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel, Brandon C. Ge, and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity and inclusion. The firm has offices in Brussels, Doha, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.

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