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The readiness of addiction treatment agencies for health care reform

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2012
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Title
The readiness of addiction treatment agencies for health care reform
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1747-597x-7-16
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Todd Molfenter, Victor A Capoccia, Michael G Boyle, Carol K Sherbeck

Abstract

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aims to provide affordable health insurance and expanded health care coverage for some 32 million Americans. The PPACA makes provisions for using technology, evidence-based treatments, and integrated, patient-centered care to modernize the delivery of health care services. These changes are designed to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and cost-savings within the health care system.To gauge the addiction treatment field's readiness for health reform, the authors developed a Health Reform Readiness Index (HRRI) survey for addiction treatment agencies. Addiction treatment administrators and providers from around the United States completed the survey located on the http://www.niatx.net website. Respondents self-assessed their agencies based on 13 conditions pertinent to health reform readiness, and received a confidential score and instant feedback.On a scale of "Needs to Begin," "Early Stages," "On the Way," and "Advanced," the mean scores for respondents (n = 276) ranked in the Early Stages of health reform preparation for 11 of 13 conditions. Of greater concern was that organizations with budgets of < $5 million (n = 193) were less likely than those with budgets > $5 million to have information technology (patient records, patient health technology, and administrative information technology), evidence-based treatments, quality management systems, a continuum of care, or a board of directors informed about PPACA.The findings of the HRRI indicate that the addiction field, and in particular smaller organizations, have much to do to prepare for a future environment that has greater expectations for information technology use, a credentialed workforce, accountability for patient care, and an integrated continuum of care.

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Unknown 51 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Researcher 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 16 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 18%
Social Sciences 9 18%
Psychology 7 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 18 35%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 July 2012.
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#7,104,259
of 22,664,644 outputs
Outputs from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#395
of 664 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#51,599
of 163,461 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#9
of 14 outputs
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