Representative Chris Van Hollen Honors CONTINUUM™

On October 20, Representative Chris Van Hollen [MD-8], wrote to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) congratulating the professional membership society for its creation of CONTINUUM™. The letter recognizes the more than two decades of development work ASAM has engaged in developing CONTINUUM. “I’m grateful for our important work and for the difference it […]

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American Society of Addiction Medicine Receives Top ASAE Honors for CONTINUUM – The ASAM Criteria Decision Engine™

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has earned the 2016 ASAE Power of A (Association) Gold and Silver Awards for CONTINUUM™, clinical decision software that revolutionizes addiction treatment by standardizing patient assessment and creating an addiction patient registry. ASAE honored CONTINUUM, which is the result of over two decades of work by ASAM, starting […]

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ASAM Provides Training for Ohio Providers – Free Education Available

Watch a live recording from a recent Ohio webinar to learn the basics of how to implement ASAM’s criteria and CONTINUUM™. Watch the recording Download the slides ASAM presented to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to help the state providers implement a newly passed Ohio Administrative Code Rule 5122-27-06 that requires certified providers of addiction services […]

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Joint Commission to Standardized Treatment Evaluation

Changes to Joint Commission standards make CONTINUUM™ a cost-effective solution organizations can use to meet new accreditation requirements. Starting in 2017, the Joint Commission will require the 2300 addiction and behavioral healthcare organizations it accredits to initiate standardized measurement of medical interventions designed to improve patients’ health outcomes, reports a recent Medscape article. Under the proposed revisions […]

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California To Revamp Addiction Treatment For Medicaid Recipients

California is the first state to receive federal permission to revamp their treatment system for Medicaid recipients, reports Kaiser Health News. The overhaul of California’s “Medi-Cal” care system will offer treatment based on the continuum of care outlined in ASAM’s Criteria. Specifically, Kaiser News reports that “…the five-year pilot project was approved by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

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Behavioral Healthcare Magazine Features CONTINUUM

Behavioral Healthcare featured CONTINUUM™ as the latest innovation identified in its annual IT Vendor Survey. The article includes a comprehensive overview of electronic health record features provided by major tech vendors. More than 20 of the 65 vendors surveyed indicated that they would be becoming an Authorized CONTINUUM Distributor™. ASAM will be working with each of […]

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ATTC iTrainings for March 2014

What’s New in DSM-5 and The New ASAM Criteria? Implications in an Era of Healthcare Reform ATTC iTrainings for March 2014: What’s New in DSM-5 and The New ASAM Criteria? Implications in an Era of Healthcare Reform from ATTC Network on Vimeo.

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The ASAM Criteria Software National Demonstration

The ASAM Criteria Software National Demonstration Launch by David R. Gastfriend, MD | Feb 17, 2014 ASAM is taking a step toward the future of addiction medicine with the launch of the National Demonstration Project for The ASAM Criteria Software, which will provide clinicians with a computer-guided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients […]

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ASAM Criteria evolves into electronic tool

ASAM Criteria evolves into electronic tool By Julie Miller, Editor in Chief, Behavioral Health Providers that have long relied on the book text for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria will be able to make a digital leap starting next year. In January, ASAM will premier its new decision-tool software for treatment centers […]

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