Methadone maintenance treatment has been researched and evaluated for more than 40 years. For the long term heroin addict, methadone maintenance treatment is a life saving medication. These programs have restored thousands of heroin addicts to productive lives. Yet, despite these findings, access to methadone treatment is a significant problem in the U.S. Regulatory policies, budget constraints and social stigmas are the main factors that have created this situation. Integrating methadone maintenance and primary medical care is thought to be an important step toward improved access to methadone treatment, and would allow for the coordination
of treatment services for drug users.
Automating the routine, time-consuming tasks of a methadone clinic with methadone software can save thousands of dollars every month. State, federal and accreditation organizations are constantly increasing the amount of work required to dispense methadone. Part of your strategy should be a review of your internal systems to gain an understanding of how an investment in a methadone software solution can have a positive effect on your ability to deliver care and improve the lives of those you serve.
Netsmart offers a full range of methadone software solutions for both stand-alone clinics, our Addiction Management System (for those agencies that do not require a billing engine), or as part of an integrated system with our practice management solution, Avatar AM (for those agencies that require a billing engine or which have multiple clinics or which are part of a larger delivery network) to help address key areas of concern, including:
- Budget constraints
- Constantly changing and increasing reporting requirements
- Interest in applications that are tailored and easily maintained
- Desire for data analysis
Netsmart also offers the ability to export data from the Netsmart Clearinghouse in order to manage billing. This outsourced billing option is being used by hundreds of methadone clinics and assists with reducing the amount of time and effort required to bill.
Netsmart’s comprehensive Avatar software suite can also be delivered as a hosted application, Avatar ASP, for organizations that want to eliminate the need to maintain servers locally and reduce upfront costs.
In addition, to help manage training needs and staff turnover issues, Netsmart offers Netsmart University, powered by Continued Learning. Netsmart University is a comprehensive suite of learning tools, including online classes, in-person classes and customized Web portals to manage all corporate training to support accreditation efforts, gain staff CEUs and assist in training new employees.
With nearly 30 years of experience, Netsmart has a deep understanding of the issues faced by Methadone dispensing organizations.
Contact Netsmart today for a no-obligation discussion about your organization’s unique challenges and requirements.
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