As a CARF accredited treatment facility, with ASAM certified medical staff, Orchard Recovery Center is excited with the news that CARF and ASAM have formed a partnership that will help us in our consistent efforts to deliver evidence-based, compassionate care to individuals who meet the criteria for substance use disorder.
News Release, CARF website in October 2018.
In Partnership with CARF, ASAM Level of Care Certification Will Provide an Independent, Comprehensive Assessment of Addiction Treatment Facilities’ Ability to Deliver Care Consistent with The ASAM Criteria®
Rockville, MD (October 15, 2018) – The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and CARF International (CARF) today announced the pilot launch of a national certification program for addiction treatment programs that demonstrate the ability to deliver services consistent with established national guidelines for levels of care.
“The importance of certification to the future of addiction medicine cannot be overstated,” said Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, president of ASAM. “ASAM has led the national movement to standardize and deliver evidence-based care for the disease of addiction. Certification is the critical next step to implement consistent standards across the nation, build transparency and consumer confidence around the services patients receive at a particular program, ensure provider fidelity to The ASAM Criteria, and address an urgent national public health need.”
The certification program will provide an independent, comprehensive assessment of an individual treatment program’s fidelity to a specific level of care as outlined in The ASAM Criteria. ASAM and CARF have clearly defined roles in the development and operation of the program to deliver accuracy and ensure independence throughout the certification process.
As an independent, non-profit entity with more than three decades of experience developing and implementing national standards in addiction treatment, CARF is uniquely qualified to partner with ASAM on the development and implementation of a national certification program for addiction treatment programs.