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  • Posted: 12/02/2016

    MACRA Final Rule Released

    In mid-October, CMS released the final rule about implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). This new Medicare payment program will replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that was repealed in 2015. MACRA emphasizes improving quality of care for patients and moving away from a fee-for-service payment system. Read More
  • Posted: 12/01/2016

    ASAM Applauds Senate Passage of the ECHO Act

    On November 29, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act. The ECHO Act, introduced by Sens. Hatch (R-UT) and Schatz (D-HI), aims to better integrate the Project ECHO model of technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity-building into health systems across the country. Read More

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  • July 19, 2016

    The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act - Highlights for Members

    On July 13, the U.S. Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). This landmark legislation is a robust response to the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic that authorizes new programs and reauthorizes and improves existing ones to support a full continuum of care from primary prevention to recovery support. There are specific provisions that will be of interest to ASAM members and this summary highlights the details of those provisions.
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  • April 5, 2016

    Letter of Thanks: Recognition of Addiction Medicine

    From the start, this endeavor was about the patients, and their affected family members. It was about building a workforce of trained and certified expert clinicians who would Treat Addiction and Save Lives™. We are today at a point in time, in a process begun by Dr. Ruth Fox and her colleagues in her apartment in New York City over 60 years ago, on the way to a future that we see clearly.
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ASAM Speaks on FDA Boxed Warnings

ASAM testified on the best approaches to communicating information about the fetal effects in product labeling for methadone and buprenorphine

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Ask the PCSS Expert: Counseling Requirements in Addiction Treatment?

A physician wrote the PCSS mentor network seeking advice on what type of counseling (group/individual/ AA, NA/ therapist) are typically required as part of addiction treatment.