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Rogers becomes first Wisconsin organization to earn ASAM Level of Care Certification

11/15/23 02:45:pm

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), in partnership with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), has awarded Rogers the Level of Care Certification™.

The Level of Care certification is the only program of its kind to independently assess and verify the ability of providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment to adults that is consistent with The ASAM Criteria®, the national standard for outcomes-oriented, results-based substance use treatment. The certification program aims to create greater market transparency for patients and their families.

“Achieving this certification from ASAM demonstrates that Rogers Behavioral Health is committed to serving our substance use patients, families, and communities with evidence-based addiction treatment,” says Dr. Michelle Maloney, system executive clinical director of Addiction Services. “Individualized care is critical to overcoming the devastating and deadly challenges of addiction.”

Rogers was recognized at levels 3.5 and 3.7, which specifically recognize residential and inpatient services for adults. The certification comes following more than two years of work by Rogers’ Mental Health and Addiction Recovery value stream, as well as many others within the organization throughout the process, which included an extensive survey.

The certification is effective for three years, and Rogers plans to continue to uphold the distinction by pursuing re-certification in future cycles.

“I am so proud of our amazing team and their dedication to treating patients with dignity, respect, and in a way that is free of stigma,” says Dr. Maloney. “To be the first organization in the state of Wisconsin to earn this recognition is particularly gratifying. This certification allows us to continue raising the bar when it comes to substance use treatment.”

At a time when substance use is increasingly recognized as a nationwide epidemic, high-quality treatment is especially important.

“This certification verifies what our Rogers team knows to be true: that our patients, referring providers, and members of our community can trust us to provide the evidence-based substance use treatment that they need and deserve,” explains Dr. Maloney. “This is especially critical given the most recent statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which showed that 46.3 million people age 12 and older met the criteria for a substance use disorder in 2021, with a heart-breaking 94% reporting that they did not receive treatment. With this certification we can increase awareness that help is available.”

To learn more about the Level of Care certification, visit the ASAM website.

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