Understanding and Using The ASAM Criteria in a Managed Care Environment

This course provides background for Improving Skills and Systems to Implement the ASAM Criteria, which is scheduled for January 17th, 2018

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Clinicians involved in planning and managing care may have an understanding of The ASAM Criteria, but can improve skills in assessment, linkage and monitoring treatment services and individualized treatment. Managers, payers of care and those who mandate people to addiction treatment also need to understand the concepts and content of The ASAM Criteria.

This one-day workshop is designed to review the underlying principles and content of The ASAM Criteria – Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (2013) and improve skills in individualized treatment and care management.  Specific hands-on exercises will help participants implement The ASAM Criteria and organize assessment data to manage care.  It will help clinicians and care managers improve communication around level of care decisions and utilization management. 

ObjectivesParticipants will: 

1.    Review the underlying principles and content of The ASAM Criteria and expectations of mandating referral sources, utilization reviewers and care managers.

2.    Apply ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment to individualize service strategies and level of care, including with mandated clients.

3.    Discuss how to document and communicate about person-centered individualized treatment between providers, care managers, supervisors and utilization reviewers.

David Mee-Lee, M.D.
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Evidence-Based Practice
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Sponsored by BSAS: 
Contact Information
Gina Colon
AdCare Educational Institute