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David Gastfriend, MD, DFASAM, explained to NCAD attendees how technology platforms can help providers overcome obstacles to adopting contingency management programs that have been proven to effectively augment traditional treatment modalities.
More than half of mental health practices surveyed by technology platform firm Kareo in June said that they have seen an increase in patient volume, fueled largely by the adoption of telehealth.
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) announced on Thursday that it is providing grants to six organizations to fund initiatives to respond to the increased risks faced by individuals with opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Citing data from the 2017 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology data brief notes that 29% of providers use only electronic records and 57% have a combination of electronic and paper records.
SAMHSA relaxes Part 2 privacy requirements to support coordinated, integrated care and to prepare for further revisions from the CARES Act.
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