Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 17, 2020 in Improving Addiction Treatment

INSIGHT Addiction's monitoring surveys can help to identify patients at higher risk of leaving AMA. In a small study, we found that two factors could identify almost 80% of patients who ended up leaving treatment AMA.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Dec 17, 2019 in Progress Monitoring

Among patients who successfully completed treatment, those who remained in treatment for at least 90 days were almost twice as likely to be abstinent six months later than those who left treatment in less than 21 days.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Nov 21, 2019 in Improving Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment providers are at the mercy of financially-driven payers.  We're helping leaders of many of the most respected treatment facilities in the country pursue a four-part strategy to change this.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Oct 03, 2019 in Outcomes Research

Sixteen leading addiction treatment centers applied for the 2019 Excellence in Treatment award by submitting six-month or twelve-month post-treatment outcomes results for their patients. Four treatment centers with the best post-treatment abstinence rates received awards.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Sep 04, 2019 in Working with Payers

Your ability to convince key payers of the unique value your addiction treatment center provides is crucial to your ability to stay in business. Identify one or two things that your center does uniquely well and that are major pain points for the payer.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Mar 29, 2019 in Working with Payers

The field of substance use disorder treatment is going through a period of tremendous upheaval.  Despite the high need for their services, 23% of addiction treatment providers in a small, informal study reported being concerned about their ability to remain in business.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 14, 2019 in Outcomes Research

When the first J.D. Power surveys of car quality came out, the leaders of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all wasted many years questioning the research methodology and pooh-poohing its findings.  As Vista releases the first independent addiction treatment outcomes research in decades, we can’t afford the same kind of hubris.  When addiction treatment fails, people die

Posted by Joanna Conti on Dec 13, 2018 in Outcomes Research

Over the last 2½ years, Vista has attempted to contact more than 2,000 addiction treatment patients to learn how they’re doing post-treatment.  As we’ve grown, we’ve learned that several factors have a strong impact on our ability to connect with the patients.