Standards & Compliance

ASAM Standards

The ASAM Criteria is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, transfer, or discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) guidelines play a crucial role in substance use disorder treatment facilities by providing a comprehensive framework for the assessment, treatment, and ongoing care of individuals struggling with addiction. These guidelines are widely recognized as the gold standard in the field of addiction medicine and are utilized to ensure quality care and optimal outcomes for patients.

At substance use disorder treatment facilities, the ASAM guidelines are used in several key ways:

  1. Assessment: The ASAM guidelines provide a structured approach to assessing individuals with substance use disorders. They emphasize the importance of a thorough evaluation, including the assessment of physical health, mental health, substance use history, social support, and other relevant factors. By following the guidelines, treatment facilities can obtain a comprehensive understanding of each patient’s unique needs, allowing for personalized treatment planning.

  2. Level of Care Determination: The ASAM guidelines offer a continuum of care framework that helps treatment providers determine the appropriate level of care for each patient. The continuum consists of six levels, ranging from outpatient services to medically managed intensive inpatient treatment. By assessing patients based on their specific needs and the severity of their addiction, treatment facilities can match individuals with the most appropriate level of care to ensure they receive the necessary intensity and duration of treatment.

  3. Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment and level of care determination, the ASAM guidelines assist treatment providers in developing individualized treatment plans. These plans are tailored to address the specific needs and goals of each patient. The guidelines highlight evidence-based practices, such as medication-assisted treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention strategies, which treatment facilities can incorporate into their treatment plans.

  4. Continuity of Care: The ASAM guidelines emphasize the importance of ongoing care and support for individuals with substance use disorders. Treatment facilities utilize these guidelines to ensure a smooth transition between different levels of care, such as from inpatient to outpatient services or from residential treatment to community-based support. By following the ASAM guidelines, treatment providers can facilitate continuity of care, reducing the risk of relapse and promoting sustained recovery.

  5. Quality Improvement: The ASAM guidelines serve as a benchmark for quality improvement efforts within substance use disorder treatment facilities. Treatment providers can use the guidelines to evaluate their programs, identify areas for improvement, and implement evidence-based practices. By aligning their practices with the ASAM guidelines, treatment facilities can enhance the overall quality of care and promote positive outcomes for their patients.

Overall, the ASAM guidelines are a valuable resource for substance use disorder treatment facilities. They provide a standardized and evidence-based approach to assessment, treatment planning, and ongoing care. By incorporating these guidelines into their practices, treatment providers can ensure that individuals with substance use disorders receive the most effective and comprehensive care possible, leading to improved outcomes and long-term recovery.

JCHAO Accreditation

Joint Commission accreditation holds paramount significance for substance use disorder facilities in ensuring the provision of high-quality and safe care to individuals struggling with addiction. Accreditation by the Joint Commission signifies that a facility has met rigorous standards and best practices in the field of substance use disorder treatment.

Obtaining Joint Commission accreditation demonstrates a facility’s commitment to excellence, continuous improvement, and adherence to stringent quality and safety measures. It signifies that the facility has undergone thorough evaluations and assessments by experts in the field, resulting in a comprehensive review of its clinical practices, staff qualifications, treatment protocols, facility infrastructure, and overall organizational performance.

For individuals seeking help for substance use disorders, the Joint Commission accreditation serves as an essential indicator of trust and quality. It assures them that the facility has met or exceeded industry standards, ensuring that they will receive evidence-based, effective, and compassionate care.

Our organization is dedicated to helping substance use disorder rehabilitation facilities obtain Joint Commission accreditation by providing comprehensive support and guidance throughout the accreditation process. We understand the complexities and requirements involved in achieving this esteemed accreditation and leverage our expertise to streamline the journey for facilities. Our team of experienced professionals works closely with facilities, conducting thorough assessments to identify areas that require improvement, developing customized action plans, and assisting in the implementation of necessary changes. With our assistance, facilities can navigate that accreditation process with confidence, increasing their chances of successfully attaining Joint Commission accreditation and ultimately improving the quality of care for individuals struggling with addiction.

CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation programs and services across various sectors. CARF accreditation serves as a mark of excellence, demonstrating that a facility or organization has met rigorous standards and is committed to providing the highest level of care.

CARF accreditation provides assurance to individuals seeking rehabilitation services that they are accessing programs that have undergone thorough evaluation and meet industry best practices. It signifies that the facility has demonstrated a strong focus on client outcomes, personalized care, and continuous quality improvement.

For facilities, CARF accreditation offers numerous benefits. It provides a framework for evaluating and improving services, fostering a culture of excellence and accountability. By meeting CARF’s standards, facilities can enhance their reputation, build trust with clients and referral sources, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Our organization is dedicated to supporting facilities in their journey towards obtaining CARF accreditation. With a team of experienced professionals well-versed in CARF standards and requirements, we offer comprehensive assistance throughout the accreditation process. Our approach includes conducting thorough assessments to identify areas for improvement, developing customized action plans, and guiding facilities in implementing necessary changes. We provide training and resources to enhance staff qualifications and ensure compliance with industry best practices.

Furthermore, we offer ongoing support, including documentation preparation, and valuable feedback to help facilities navigate the CARF accreditation process successfully. Our goal is to simplify the process, alleviate the burden on facilities, and increase their chances of achieving CARF accreditation, thereby showcasing their commitment to delivering exceptional rehabilitation services.

State Licensing & More

Behavioural Management Group specializes in assisting substance use disorder treatment facilities across the United States in obtaining the necessary licensure and accreditations. We understand that navigating the complex regulatory landscape can be challenging, which is why we provide comprehensive support and expertise to streamline the process.

Our experienced team works closely with treatment facility administrators, guiding them through the intricacies of licensure and accreditation requirements. We stay up to date with the latest regulations and standards in the industry, ensuring that our clients meet all necessary criteria for successful licensure and accreditation.

We offer tailored solutions that cater to the unique needs of each facility, providing guidance on compliance, documentation, and quality improvement. Our goal is to help treatment facilities achieve and maintain the highest standards of care, ensuring the safety and well-being of their patients.