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Pennsylvania designates centers to coordinate publicly funded treatment for opioid dependence

July 18, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
State officials in Pennsylvania believe a "hub-and-spoke" model emphasizing coordinated care and medication-assisted treatment will improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorders.

Improve the environment of care, in ways big and small

February 9, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
Updates to the environment of care can have a huge impact on patient wellness, and most do not have to break the bank.

Unlikely partners ignite innovative opioid treatment project in D.C.

November 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The leaders of an integrated care initiative for buprenorphine patients in an underserved area of Washington, D.C., are a urologist and a former medical director in a methadone treatment setting.

Performance measure development for addiction docs requires balancing act

March 28, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM's) development of performance measures for addiction specialists requires looking both at what's meaningful and what's feasible.

ASAM Criteria evolves into electronic tool

December 2, 2014  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
The interactive tool helps counselors and intake staff assess the possibilities for placement of clients, based on industry-endorsed ASAM Criteria

The HIPAA-compliant cloud

October 6, 2014  |  Asaf Cidon
Addiction professionals can take advantage of cloud-based file-sharing services without running afoul of HIPAA requirements.

How effective are patient confidentiality rules in today's system?

August 24, 2014  |  Julie Miller
The 42 CFR Part 2 regulation limits the use of patient data, but it also stands in the way of integrated care

Providers report limited capacity to succeed in changing business environment

May 13, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) survey finds a significant gap in addiction and mental health treatment providers' ability to adjust to the rapid changes occurring in the healthcare marketplace.

ER research finds no link between patient satisfaction, receipt of opiates

March 28, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research into patient satisfaction with emergency services may ease some physicians' concerns about the need to offer strong painkillers to emergency patients.

ASAM sees care standards as critical step in legitimizing profession

March 10, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released standards of care for addiction specialist physicians that emphasize close collaboration with patients and other healthcare providers.

National Council announces recipients of Awards of Excellence

January 22, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
These awards honor individuals with mental illness and addiction disorders, clinicians and treatment teams that care for them, advocates and leaders who tell their stories to educate and encourage community support, and organizations that promote excellence and...

Materials on individual rights continue to be available through Legal Action Center

September 3, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Although the Partners for Recovery initiative is ending, materials on individual rights, confidentiality and other issues affecting persons in recovery will continue to be available on the Legal Action Center's website.


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