There are so many challenges, trends and developments affecting the behavioral health industry today that it can be difficult to keep up, much less predict where things are headed next. That’s why I’m kicking off The Illuminare Podcast with a two-part series on the Five Drivers in Healthcare and Their Impact on Behavioral Health.

For my premiere episode, I am joined by Harry Nelson, a noted healthcare legal expert and bestselling author of “From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care” as well as “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.”

Harry and I had a very insightful conversation, as we discuss how elements like consumer expectations, financial pressures, politics and legislation, including the 2008 Mental Health Parity Act and the 2012 Affordable Care Act, are affecting healthcare today.

About the Guest Speaker
Harry Nelson
Harry Nelson has been recognized as one of the leading healthcare regulatory lawyers in America. He is the founding partner of Nelson Hardiman, the largest healthcare/life science firm in Los Angeles.

Harry has received national recognition for his groundbreaking efforts to drive legal changes to improve the quality and safety of addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare, including the Behavioral Health Network’s Advocacy Award, the Davis Direction Foundation Award for Book of the Year, and the Spirit Award from CLARE Matrix.

Harry Nelson is the author of the best-selling "The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain" (ForbesBooks 2019) and "From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care" (2017).

He has worked extensively with autism treatment providers and therapies, navigating regulatory, reimbursement, and other compliance challenges, as well as on transaction readiness and diligence issues.