How to Work Effectively with Insurance Payers and Utilization Review Using The ASAM Criteria

 

Description

Obtaining authorization for services initially and for ongoing payment can be difficult if there is not a systematic way to present the multidimensional assessment and treatment plan. This webinar is designed to build on basic understanding of the underlying principles of The ASAM Criteria – Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions (2013) and improve skills in using The ASAM Criteria to organize assessment data to manage care.  It will help clinicians and care managers improve communication around level of care decisions and utilization management.

 

Objectives

Participants will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying principles of The ASAM Criteria and expectations of insurance payers, utilization reviewers and managed care.
  2. Apply ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment to individualize service strategies and level of care decisions.
  3. Discuss how to communicate and present cases to utilization reviewers and managed care.