Outpatient Follies

July 21, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.

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Outpatient vs. Intensive Outpatient

June 24, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The principle behind most ASAM-based systems is to treat clients at the “least restrictive” level at which they can benefit.

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Different Levels of Treatment: Who Gets What

January 3, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

For the most part, if you are hoping that insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or another third-party payor will help with–or pick up entirely–the costs of treatment, you’ll be running into ASAM criteria that control who gets what kind of treatment.

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Rural Areas and ASAM Criteria

September 25, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

We keep running into situations where ASAM criteria don’t seem to apply.

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