Monday, December 11, 2017 1 PM-2 PM EST


Clinicians involved in planning and managing care may have an understanding of The ASAM Criteria, but can improve skills in assessment, linkage and monitoring treatment services and individualized treatment. This webinar will focus on how to work effectively with insurance payers and managed care. Skill building is needed to focus and target treatment under time and reimbursement pressures; change old ways of documentation to reflect individualized treatment, and improve communication between managed care and treatment providers.

Educational Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Apply ASAM Criteria multidimensional assessment to individualize service strategies and level of care placement and continuing care authorizations. 
  2. Review clinical decisional flow from assessment to service planning to level of care decisions and placement.
  3. Discuss how to communicate about appropriate patient care between providers and insurance and managed care companies to explain ongoing level of care decisions.


David Mee-Lee, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Dr. Mee-Lee is Chief Editor of The ASAM Criteria and is Senior Vice President of The Change Companies. He is also a Senior Fellow, Justice Programs Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University, Washington, DC; and co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education. Dr. Mee-Lee has forty years experience in person centered treatment and program development for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions. 

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