Cost of treatment

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Described on the ASAM website as, "the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.
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ASAM
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This newsletter article from NAABT.org lists and describes 15 ways patients can save money on buprenorphine treatment.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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A systematic review and economic evaluation of methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence.
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Health Technology Assessment; Vol 11: number 9. Connock et al., 2007.
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This is an article written by CIGNA Behavioral Health's (CBH) Senior Medical Director. It describes how CIGNA addressed reimbursement, a major barrier to physician prescription of buprenorphine, by identifying an HCPCS code (H0033) that physicians can use to bill for the services provided during buprenorphine induction visits.
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Nemecek, Doug. Behavioral Healthcare: November 2007.
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This study examines decision-making in the buprenorphine treatment distribution and payment systems. The study is based on interviews with health care leaders involved in the distribution and adoption of buprenorphine.
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The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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This pie chart shows the breakdown of how buprenorphine patients paid for their doctor's visits. 204 patients in NAABT's physician-patient matching system were surveyed.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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This is the web format of a special addiction program by HBO. The material covers issues such as who pays for addiction treatment, and drug treatment for adolescents.
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Home Box Office, Inc., 2007
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