CONTINUUM™ The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine, Adds Instant Biopsychosocial Narrative Report – FREE!

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has partnered with ASAM and FEi Systems to develop an instant Biopsychosocial Narrative Report. The state has been introducing CONTINUUM in multiple regions to determine the Level of Care (LOC) that best meet clients’ needs. CONTINUUM has now been enhanced with an instant Narrative Report, which is suitable for communicating the […]

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ASAM CONTINUUM™ Tools and FEI’s WITS Platform Streamline Client Care

The ASAM CONTINUUM assessment product line is now integrated into the WITS platform, by FEi Systems. FEi Systems is a leading expert in Behavioral Health Data systems, Information Technology Solutions, and Long-Term services. The integration will assist users with client level of care selection and will provide access to care reporting for states and counties. […]

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Sigmund Software’s EHR Now Offering ASAM’s CONTINUUM™ Product Line

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is excited to announce that ASAM’s CONTINUUM™ product line is now offered through Sigmund Software’s AURA EHR platform. Sigmund Software is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for behavioral health and addiction treatment providers, and their EHR platform, AURA, showcases as the industry’s first complete mobile-enabled and platform […]

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ASAM Criteria Key Component of New CMS Waiver

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new policy to allow states to design demonstration projects that increase access to addiction treatment. Under the policy update, states will be required to design their system delivery to be in alignment with The ASAM Criteria or other validated addiction treatment criteria. This new policy […]

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The College of Problems of Drug Dependency holds 79th Annual Scientific Meeting

During the 79th College of Problems of Drug Dependency Annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal, Canada, Dr. David R. Gastfriend, DFASAM, Chief Architect of CONTINUUM™ presented findings on improving care with standardized addiction assessments. Research findings from both the Los Angeles County’s Department of Health and the Massachusetts pilot of ASAM CONTINUUM™ Assessment tools were presented. […]

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CO-Triage™ Released at the ASAM 48th Annual Conference

Dr. David R. Gastfriend, DFASAM, Chief Architect of CONTINUUM™ presented during the ASAM 48th Annual Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the presentation, Dr. Gastfriend announced the release of CO-Triage and discussed how to improve care with the ASAM CONTINUUM™ and CO-Triage assessments. Other presentation topics included contingency management and monitoring technology. Gastfriend also […]

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Is Your System 1115 Waiver Ready?

In a webinar hosted by FEI Systems, Dr. Gary Tsai and Dr. Tina Kim from the California Department of Health gave an enlighting presentation which focused on LA County’s pilot of the CONTINUUM, The ASAM Criteria Decision engine™ and how it addresses the aspects of the 1115 waiver. The pilot also focused on opportunities with algorithm- […]

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ASAM’s Assessment Software CONTINUUM™ to be Used in Significant Clinical Trial

ASAM’s CONTINUUM™ software will be the research and clinical assessment tool for one of the largest clinical trials in the history of addiction treatment. The U.S. Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced a $13 million award to the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) in Philadelphia for the 5-year study. Principal Investigator, David R. Gastfriend, MD, […]

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New ASAM Referral Tool Available

CONTINUUM™ Triage (CO-Triage™), a new ASAM Criteria-based referral tool, is now available as of its April 6th release at ASAM’s 48th Annual Conference. CO-Triage is a quick referral tool for healthcare professionals to help patients struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The CO-Triage structured interview guides users in reviewing substance use problems, and major medical […]

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Pennsylvania Moves to Nationally Recognized ASAM Criteria

Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Program announced on Thursday, March 9, that the state would begin using the nationally recognized ASAM Criteria to determine the appropriate level of care for an individual seeking addiction treatment or already within the Pennsylvania treatment system. Previously, a customized tool, the PCPC (Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria), was required […]

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