Harry Nelson, J.D.

Harry Nelson, J.D.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

9:15 – 10:45 AM

Title: Addiction Treatment in Times of Trouble

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a series of new challenges for addiction treatment programs, including managing staffing, intake, ensuring staff and resident health to avoid contagion, dealing with contagion, increasing use of telehealth, and concomitant payor denials. This presentation will focus on lessons learned to date in managing these issues, best practices, and practical guidance for addressing the changed operational environment during the pandemic.


Founder & Managing Partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP

Harry Nelson is the founder and Managing Partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest sole healthcare and life sciences law firm in Los Angeles.  Harry has earned a national reputation as a leading expert on the future of U.S. healthcare, and is frequently called on to make sense of the most complex aspects of our healthcare system, delivering valuable insights for healthcare providers, government, consumers, employers, and investors.

Government regulators and policymakers have turned to Nelson to advise on the most sensitive and challenging emerging health policy issues. He testifies regularly as an expert on healthcare compliance standards, including data privacy, corporate practice of medicine, and other issues. Nelson has also played a key role in education and advocacy, including his leadership as Chair of the Behavioral Health Association of Providers, sharing insights on evolving challenges with 30,000+ subscribers and federal and state policymakers.

His experience in crisis response in the behavioral health industry and most recently with opioid overdoses and other healthcare disasters led him to write the The United States of Opioids and offer a prescription for liberating a nation in pain. He is also the co-author of the 2017 book, From ObamaCare to Trumpcare: Why You Should Care, about the past, present and future of U.S. health policy.

Harry has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, and received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating annually since 2010.

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