Overview of substance use disorder care clinical guidelines. Four things to know about the asam criteria assessment. Asam ppc2r patient placement criteria for the treatment of substancerelated disorders by david meelee and american society of addiction medicine may 5, 2007 4. The asam criteria the asam criteria is the nations most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, and transferdischarge of patients with addiction and cooccurring conditions.
The openscenario concept project p201902, was initiated in parallel to the transfer project of the openscenario standard to the asam domain. Continuum is a computerguided, structured interview for assessing patients with. Asam an overview asam history, criteria, and highlights of 20 changes third thursday provider call january 15, 2015. Implementing the asam criteria an overview of asams criteria and continuum the asam criteria decision engine ohio department of mental health and addiction services. Asam continuum and the asam criteria should be used in tandemthe text provides background and guidance for proper use of the software, and the software enables comprehensive, standardized evaluation. Social work ce credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Continuum is a computerguided, structured interview for assessing patients with addictive, substancerelated, and cooccurring conditions, built from the asam criteria. The asam criteria software is a standardized, computerassisted implementation of the adult admission decision rules in the asam criteria book to provide a direct mechanism for linking the addiction specialty care system with general medical systems in the era of three intersecting legislative initiatives in the u. Asam continuum fei systems health it and case management.
Research foundations of the american society of addiction medicine asam criteria 20030103 jan 1, 1802. This confidential information is provided to you in accord with state and federal laws and regulations including but not limited to applicable welfare and institutions code. The asam criteria software the asam criteria software provides counselors, clinicians and other treatment team members with a computerguided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substancerelated and cooccurring conditions. Once your account is confirmed you will be able to start a membership application or register for courses. Convergent validity of the asam criteria in cooccurring. The changes are part of a range of programs designed to support effective implementation of the asam criteria and protect asams intellectual property from misuse. As a comprehensive clinical decision support tool, asam continuum produces a 3 5 page report that organizes, treatment priorities and recommends the least intensive, but safe, efficient and effective setting. The project resulted in the identification and description of four. These programs include an asam level of care certification program delivered by carf, a robust training program on the asam criteria, and ongoing enhancements to the asam continuum software a clinical decision support tool used to assist in treatment planning for individuals with addiction. With the asam criteria, managed care organizations can easily work with treatment providers to ensure plan participants are receiving the treatment that best fits their needs and that resources are wisely used. Modules allow the capture of all workflow and payment data related to services, core functions supporting treatment, prevention and recovery services. Treatment criteria for addictive, substancerelated, and cooccurring conditions, 3 rd edition. The complexity of substance use and psychiatric disorders demands thorough assessment of patients for integrated services. The asam criteria are the most intensively studied set of addiction placement criteria, having undergone numerous evaluations and studies of effectiveness.
In january, asam will premier its new decisiontool software for treatment centers and county programs. Describe how asam was created and four important changes it brought toreflected in the substance related disorder field. Whats new in the asam criteria linkedin slideshare. May 30, 20 the asam criteria text is synchronized with the asam criteria software definitions and specifications are in the text, such that the dimensions, levels of care, and admissions. Asam is taking a step toward the future of addiction medicine. A new software prod uct was authorized by asam and was designed to implement every admission decision rule of the asam criteria updated text ie, ppc2r and the 20 editions, to.
How to organize assessment data to match level of care 1. Society of addiction medicine asam criteria see appendix one. How to implement the new asam criteria skillbuilding in. The asam continuum is the decision engine for the asam criteria. To begin your application or event registration simply start with creating a username and password below. Criteria updated to reflect current science impact on the asam criteria software now branded as continuum, the asam criteria decision engine. Sud treatment care continuum and program standards asam. Gastfriend, md treatment research institute february 4, 2015. The american society of addiction medicine asam criteria software is a computerassisted structured interview and clinical decision support. Asam is listed in the worlds largest and most authoritative dictionary database of. The goal of this transfer project p201901 was a revision of openscenario to ensure adherence to the asam standard format, leading to a major version release of v1. Implementing the asam criteria an overview of asams criteria and continuum the asam criteria decision engine.
Asam patient placement criteriaa teaching tool states create their own criteria casam, masam, nysam, asam in major us mco. Asam fei systems health it and case management ehr solutions. In january, asam will premier its new decisiontool software. The standard includes reference code, which can be used as a template for writing standardcompliant code read more. Examples of state substance use disorder program standards. About the asam criteria decision engine asam continuum tm, provides counselors, clinicians and other treatment team members with a computerguided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substancerelated and cooccurring conditions. Asam criteria evolves into electronic tool psychiatry. Asi, it measures biopsychosocial conditions to match patients to an optimal level of care loc. 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. 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 computerguided, structured interview for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substancerelated and cooccurring conditions. With asam continuum, clinicians can easily conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial patient risk and needs assessment along all six asam. Treatment criteria for addictive, substancerelated, and cooccurring conditions.
Asam criteria background in the late 1980s a taskforce is assembled to integrate existing admission and continued stay criteria both naatp and asam were involved. Matching patients with substance use disorder to optimal level of. Research shows that treatment based on the asam criteria is associated with less morbidity, better client function and more efficient service utilization than mismatched treatment. Wits allows for the use of evidence based screeners and assessments, including the asi, asi lite, and other asam criteria based tools. The asam criteria and asam continuum are companion text and application. Cotriage is a short screener that delivers a preliminary asam level of care placement recommendation, which allows clinicians to get clients to the right treatment. Asam criteria software plenary outlines impending product. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Skillbuilding in an era of health care reform the change companies 4.
How to implement the new asam criteria skillbuilding in an. The asam criteria software national demonstration asam. The asam criteria is a collection of objective guidelines that give clinicians a way to standardize treatment planning and where patients are placed in treatment, as well as how to provide continuing, integrated care and ongoing service planning. The naatpasam collaboration this work led to a third project in which naatp and the american society of addiction medicine recruited a representative group of addiction experts to develop adult and adolescent criteria based on the cleveland criteria and the naatp criteria. The asam criteria text is synchronized with the asam criteria software definitions and specifications are in the text, such that the dimensions, levels of care, and admissions. The addiction medicine society represents over 6,000 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals with a focus on addiction and its treatment. Asam criteria background in the late 1980s a taskforce is assembled to integrate existing admission and continued stay criteria both naatp and asam were involved ownership of the criteria was left with.
Tests with ecu hardware and software in the loop are carried out. How to implement the new asam criteria david meelee, m. Asam continuum and asam criteria should be used in tandemthe text provides background and guidance for proper use of the software, and the software enables comprehensive, standardized evaluation. Ecu internal variables and external sensor data is. At the end of this presentation you should be able to.
The asam criteria provides one common language for assessing patient need and describes the continuum of addiction care treatment settings. Clarifying medical necessity clarifying the goals of treatment. Understanding the new asam criteria misti storie, ms, ncc. Released october 20 at asams state of the art conference in arlington, va. The american society of addiction medicine asam criteria software is a computerassisted structured interview and clinical decision support program. Predictive and convergent validity of the asam criteria. The asam continuum addiction assessment tools include continuum, the asam criteria decision engine. An introduction to the asam criteria for patients and families what is the asam criteria. Free asam criteria downloads home about us link to us faq contact serving software downloads in 976 categories, downloaded 33. This collaboration provides effective behavioral health services that are better aligned to the six assessment and service planning dimensions of the asam criteria.
The asam criteria applies the newest science in the field of addiction medicine. We tested the convergent validity of the software version of the american society of addiction medicine asam second editionrevised criteria for patient placement by examining the softwares ability to discriminate based on a variety of demographic and clinical factors. This includes readwrite access to the data in ecu memory, metadescription of the data, storing the data in files and describing the. Looking for online definition of asam or what asam stands for. The american society of addiction medicine asam is the nations largest organization representing medical professionals who specialize in addiction prevention and treatment. Standards for working with ecu variables and parameters. Asam is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting. Here you will find all of the asam information and forms as you need them. An introduction to the asam criteria for patients and families. Accurately determine the most applicable asam criteria level of care using asam continuums decision logic. Asam, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine.
More information about the computerguided assessment. In spring 2019, the asam criteria and permissions process was updated to include agreements to enable public entities, providers, and other stakeholders to reference their use of the asam criteria. A new software prod uct was authorized by asam and was designed to implement every admission decision rule of the asam criteria updated text ie, ppc2r and the 20 editions, to be user. David gastfriend is showcasing the asam criteria software october 17 at the addiction health services research conference in boston, massachusetts. Assessment tool adults paper version rdbased on the asam criteria 3 edition multidimensional assessment. The asam criteria software national demonstration launch. Asam continuum and the asam criteria text should be used in tandem.813 894 797 81 212 1377 249 796 941 178 594 686 115 789 552 659 411 910 997 17 864 1148 1255 920 1139 49 69 1253 1447 760 379 1252 164 922 116 614 119 1455 211 626 756 530 1333 1085 788