Time to adopt view of opioid-use disorder as chronic disease

Time to adopt view of opioid-use disorder as chronic disease NOV 09, 2017 Andis Robeznieks Senior Staff Writer AMA Wire      “There is hope,” reads the statement above the online bio for Richard Soper, MD, a specialist in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry, but he admits to feeling pessimistic at times given the persistence of…

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Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) announced in a 10/27/17 listerv email from pubs@asam.org the start of new podcast series from the Journal of Addiction Medicine,  Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract. Hosted by the Journal Web Content Editor, Shawn McNeil, MD, MBA, This new podcast is an ideal opportunity for readers and others interested in addiction medicine to…

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Compliance Alert Hotlines

Hotlines Compliance alert hotlines for reporting a company or organization’s misconduct are common ways for employees to report unsafe conduct as well as law and policy violations. Employees can use these lines to anonymously make reports on their own time. An organization benefits when they encourage early reporting through a hotline. This enables a company…

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Free Live Webinar from the American Society of Addiction Medicine

We are sharing the following information about a FREE webinar from the American Society of Addiction Medicine this Thursday, October 12th: FREE LIVE WEBINAR Register Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans  Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:00 am pacific | 12:00 pm Eastern Attend this webinar to gain insight into specific veteran issues within the context of addiction treatment. Understand the role physicians and…

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Outsourcing QI Management Services

Outsourcing QI Management Services Quality Improvement (QI) is a methodical approach to the evaluation of practice and efforts to improve practice. State departments and accrediting bodies (Joint Commission, CARF, COA) require and evaluate specific QI processes in behavioral healthcare organizations to help maintain a set foundation of quality treatment and health status outcomes. For many…

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