Practice Support

Standards and Performance Measures

Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician Document

ASAM has published Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician. Developed by the Practice Improvement and Performance Measurement Action Group (PIPMAG), contributors included representatives from other professional societies and addiction-related federal agencies, in addition to individuals with significant experience in medical quality activities, performance standards development, and performance measurement.

Performance Measures for the Addiction Specialist Physician

Drafted by a diverse panel of researchers, academicians and performance measure experts, this document describes nine measures that address key areas of concern in health care delivery which, when implemented, will have the potential to improve patient and health care outcomes. It also proposes a prioritization for development of performance measures in this important specialty area of physician practice.