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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
ASAM’s criteria is more than a checklist of levels of care to justify admission to the program. In fact, if you truly embrace the spirit and content of ASAM’s criteria, it will change how you use the criteria to engage people into recovery, collaborate on treatment planning, design and deliver levels of care and the […]
ASAM Criteria Software Plenary Outlines Impending Product Launch by Brendan McEntee | Oct 13, 2014 ASAM member Dr. David Gastfriend is showcasing The ASAM Criteria Software October 17 at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Gastfriend’s presentation reviews more than 20 research papers on the software, the alpha, beta and national […]