ASAM CONTINUUM™ Implementation in Arizona

AHCCCS is implementing the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) CONTINUUM™ assessment in the public behavioral health system for adults aged 18 and older presenting with substance use conditions, including for those members with co-occurring mental health conditions.

The ASAM CONTINUUM™ is an electronic assessment tool that allows clinicians to leverage a computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS). ASAM CONTINUUM™ guides interviewers through a whole-person comprehensive assessment aligned with the six dimensions of The ASAM Criteria to determine service planning, transfer recommendations, and produces a level of care recommendation for the least intensive, but safe and appropriate setting.

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