ASAM Updates: A New Era in Addiction Treatment

ASAM Updates

The latest American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria, 4th Edition, is here, emphasizing a more comprehensive and personalized approach to addiction treatment. The ASAM updates from October of 2023 will soon be implemented within the CONTINUUM and CO-Triage tools, allowing healthcare organizations to provide more comprehensive and personalized care. This upcoming change presents a critical opportunity for leaders to assess their technology portfolio and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems to ensure a seamless transition to the new standards.

What’s Changing with the 4th Edition of ASAM Criteria?

The 4th Edition of The ASAM Criteria has several areas of focus to ensure clients receive more targeted treatment and are less likely to relapse:

  • Refined Care Levels: New levels of care address specific client needs, such as long-term remission and medically monitored outpatient care.
  • Comprehensive Care: Integrated medical services ensure treatment for both physical and psychological aspects of addiction.
  • Care Continuity: Gradual decreases in care intensity aim to prevent relapse and promote lasting recovery.
  • Enhanced Collaboration: Standardized tools and clearer communication improve collaboration among treatment providers.

These updates align addiction treatment with best practices and provide comprehensive care for clients in need of addiction medicine services. Further information and details about all of the ASAM updates in the 4th Edition of The ASAM Criteria can be found on ASAM’s official website here.

Ensure Smooth Transitions and Streamlined Communication

The ASAM Criteria, 4th Edition, emphasizes clear communication and standardized documentation. Integrating your EHR directly with ASAM enables standardized reporting and improves data exchange capabilities between providers, payers, and policymakers.

The Qualifacts platform already partners with ASAM and is ready to implement The ASAM Criteria, 4th Edition’s, guidelines, allowing you to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatment protocols. This translates to better patient outcomes, improved quality of care metrics, and improved reimbursement metrics. You can learn more about how easy it is to access ASAM tools with the Qualifacts platform, check out our recorded webinar.


Your Partner in Future-Proofing Addiction Treatment

We understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve in addiction treatment and how that translates to client outcomes. Keeping up to date on standards of care allows your team to offer the best treatment, and with tools that automatically update with the latest standards, you don’t have to worry about falling behind.

Qualifacts creates tools for behavioral health providers designed by behavioral health experts, equipping your providers with the technology they need to deliver exceptional care. That’s why our next-generation EHR solutions are specifically designed to elevate care and meet the evolving industry standards as they change.


Considering a switch? Learn more about our integration with ASAM here and how Qualifacts can empower your organization to thrive in the new era of addiction treatment.

Contact an EHR Software Expert

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