The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR6) Explained

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On Wednesday, October 24th, President Trump signed The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR6) into law. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes in the federal law that impact addiction medicine as a result of the passage of HR 6, The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Panelists will explain how this new law expands and strengthens the addiction medicine workforce, standardizes the delivery of care, and covers addiction medicine in a way that expands patient access to coordinated, comprehensive care.

Dr. Corey Waller, Chair of ASAM's Legislative Advocacy Committee, and Dr. Shawn Ryan, Chair of ASAM's Payer Relations Committee will preview the forthcoming changes as a result of HR 6, and provided an opportunity for attendees to have their questions answered in a live forum. Learn how HR 6 impacts your practice, and ensure you are adequately prepared for these changes in the law by attending this webinar*.

*Note: This recorded webinar is made available free of charge to all ASAM Members. To view the webinar, log in to your ASAM e-Learning Center account. 

R. Corey Waller


R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM, is an addiction, pain and emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Waller earned his bachelor's degree in biology and his master's degree in neuromolecular biology at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He earned his medical degree at University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Waller completed his emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is board certified and fellowship trained in addiction medicine.

Shawn A. Ryan


Shawn A. Ryan, MD, MBA is an Dual Board Certified Emergency Physician as well as Addiction Specialist.  He is currently an assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati, and President & CMO of BrightView Health.  Dr. Ryan is currently practicing addiction medicine treatment in Cincinnati, is published on this issue, and also serves on many regional, state, and national committees addressing this complicated subject.  Dr. Ryan is President of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine and the Chair of Payer-Relations for ASAM and he spends a significant amount of time working with large commercial payers and Medicaid administrators on current and future payment strategies.


HR 6 Explained - Recorded Webinar
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