About the Pilot Program

About the Level of Care Certification Pilot Program

In anticipation of the full launch of ASAM Level of Care certification, ASAM and CARF are piloting the program to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the ratable elements and certification process. To be notified when the certification launches in Spring 2020 and is available to all providers, sign up to receive updates.

Timeline and Updates

Spring 2020: ASAM Level of Care Certification launches nationwide

Sign up using the form to the right to be notified when the certification launches in Spring 2020 and is available to all providers.

May 2019: First programs certified as part of the pilot

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) today announced that seven addiction treatment programs are the first to achieve ASAM Level of Care certification following the successful completion of Phase One of the ASAM Level of Care certification pilot.
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October 2018: Pilot program announced

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and CARF International (CARF) announced the pilot launch of a national certification program for addiction treatment programs that demonstrate the ability to deliver services consistent with established national guidelines for levels of care.

“The importance of certification to the future of addiction medicine cannot be overstated,” said Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, president of ASAM. “ASAM has led the national movement to standardize and deliver evidence-based care for the disease of addiction. Certification is the critical next step to implement consistent standards across the nation, build transparency and consumer confidence around the services patients receive at a particular program, ensure provider fidelity to The ASAM Criteria, and address an urgent national public health need.”
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