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The Voice of Addiction Medicine

 Leading the movement to transform America's addiction treatment infrastructure and expand access to research-validated, results-based care

ASAM's Advocacy Principles

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TEACH addiction medicine by expanding and strengthening our workforce and dispelling stigma
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STANDARDIZE the delivery of addiction medicine so that more patients receive high-quality, evidence-based care
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COVER addiction medicine in a way that expands patient access to coordinated, comprehensive care
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It's time we treat addiction like other chronic diseases 


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ASAM's advocacy could not happen if not for the dedicated effort of our members.

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Public Policy Statements

Learn about ASAM's position on current policy issues.

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ASAM is proud to work collaboratively with others to improve the lives of those living with addiction.
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Advocacy Toolkits

ASAM provides toolkits to help you advocate for public policies that advance addiction medicine and promote access to treatment

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ASAM Urges Congress to Refine the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

by | Jun 05, 2019


On May 31, ASAM signed on to a letter authored by the AMA asking Congress to further refine the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). While MACRA vastly improved the flawed sustainable growth rate payment methodology and legacy quality and cost reporting programs, there remains room for improvement in many of its policies. ASAM urges Congress to implement positive payment adjustments for physicians to replace the payment freeze over the next six years, extend the Advanced APM bonus payments for an additional six years, and implement several additional technical improvements to MACRA. ASAM appreciates the culture of cooperation that CMS has cultivated while implementing MACRA and looks forward to continuing to serve as a resource for further refinement.   


Read the letter here.