Medical Cannabis

July 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.

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Early Recovery: Twelve Pitfalls

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to make an appointment right away, talk to your group leader before/after a group session, or bring them up in your support or step group.

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Different Levels of Treatment: Who Gets What

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

For the most part, if you are hoping that insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or another third-party payor will help with–or pick up entirely–the costs of treatment, you’ll be running into ASAM criteria that control who gets what kind of treatment.

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Waiting (and Waiting…) for Inpatient Beds

April 29, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If your inpatient provider determines eligibility using ASAM patient placement criteria, don’t forget to describe the patient’s need in those terms. Makes your case a little stronger by making their job a little easier.

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Reducing Outpatient No-Shows

March 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

No patient can benefit from a session he or she didn’t attend (at least, we hope not.)

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