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 […]
On October 20, 2016, then Representative Chris Van Hollen [MD-8], wrote to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) congratulating the professional membership society for its creation of the ASAM CONTINUUM. The letter recognizes the more than two decades of development work ASAM has engaged in developing the ASAM CONTINUUM. “I’m grateful for our important […]
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 the ASAM CONTINUUM, clinical decision software that revolutionizes addiction treatment by standardizing patient assessment and creating an addiction patient registry. ASAE honored the ASAM CONTINUUM, which is the result of over two decades of […]
Watch a live recording from a recent Ohio webinar to learn the basics of how to implement ASAM’s criteria and the ASAM 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 […]
Changes to Joint Commission standards make ASAM 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 […]
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 […]
Behavioral Healthcare featured ASAM 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 ASAM CONTINUUM distributor. ASAM will be working with […]
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Check out the 2015 New ASAM Decision Support Tool April 14th 2015 New ASAM Decision Support Tool, presented by David Gastfriend from ATTC Network on Vimeo.
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.