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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Finding Evidence-Based Practices

May 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Seeking evidence, and applying practices based on evidence to your clinical interventions, can help making decisions that increase the chances of a desired outcome

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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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Helping Memory-Impaired Clients

March 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Rapid severe weight loss combined with heavy drinking is a formula for lasting difficulties.

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How to Lower Inpatient Dropout Rates

September 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.

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