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  • Backed by medical groups, value-based payments for opioid addiction treatment could be imminent

    Apr 18, 2018 - 10:37 AM
    Two medical associations have announced a collaborative value-based payment model for opioid addiction treatment, amid discussions in Congress on how to manage the crisis. The payment model (PDF), announced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical ...
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  • AMA Promotes Alternative Payment Model for Opioid-Use Disorder

    Apr 18, 2018 - 09:30 AM
    ... the American Medical Association (AMA) have announced plans to promote an alternative payment model to address opioid use disorder. Leaders at ASAM and AMA are encouraging payer and provider organizations to participate in a pilot program that uses the Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction ...
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  • AMA, ASAM Create Alternative Payment Model for Opioid Use Disorder

    Apr 18, 2018 - 09:30 AM
    The new alternative payment model, known as the Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment (P-COAT), restructures how physicians are paid to provide ... Reimbursement for behavioral health services to primary care and addiction specialist practices do not cover the costs of care, and credentials ...
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  • 8 Percocet Side Effects You Should Know About

    Apr 17, 2018 - 04:48 PM
    After all, pain pills are practically as common as Tic-Tacs these days—last year over 59 million prescriptions for painkillers were written, enough for every person in America to have their very own bottle, according to an American Society of Addiction Medicine report. Percocet is an opioid, which works by ...
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  • People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse prescription drugs

    Apr 17, 2018 - 04:48 PM
    But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use--including pain relievers. The study appears in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), ...
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  • Congress, Medical Societies Move on Ways to Attack Opioid Problem

    Apr 17, 2018 - 04:15 PM
    The new model, known as Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment (P-COAT), is aimed at increasing the number of patients who are able to successfully manage their condition while also reducing healthcare spending on costs such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
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  • No. 1 benefit physicians receive? Malpractice coverage

    Apr 17, 2018 - 03:52 PM
    Medscape surveyed more than 20,000 physicians across more than 29 specialties on compensation. Here are the most frequent benefits provided to physicians, according to Medscape's 2018 Physician Compensation Report. 1. Professional liability/malpractice coverage – 80 percent. 2. Health ...
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  • AMA-Led Alternative Payment Model Aims to Improve Opioid Use Disorder

    Apr 17, 2018 - 01:37 PM
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have jointly announced the release of a concept paper detailing an alternative payment model (APM) that will aim to improve how patients with opioid use disorder are treated. The new payment model, ...
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  • ACGME a 'Game-Changer' for Addiction Medicine

    Apr 17, 2018 - 11:56 AM
    But with the projected need for physicians who specialize in addiction medicine, 75-80 new fellowships will need to be developed for accreditation. In this video from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) annual meeting, Timothy K. Brennan, MD, of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai in ...
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  • New APM seeks to improve opioid disorder treatment

    Apr 17, 2018 - 10:26 AM
    The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) are coming together with a new payment model that aims ... The two groups have released a concept paper for an alternative payment model (APM) called the Patient-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment ...
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