NAATP Addiction Treatment Provider Quality Assurance Guidebook: A Guide to the Core Competencies for the Delivery of Addiction Treatment Services
NAATP is pleased to provide our members with the Summer 2019 Issue of addictionLEADER. This is a Special Issue comprised entirely of the NAATP Addiction Treatment Provider Quality Assurance Guidebook: A Guide to the Core Competencies for the Delivery of Addiction Treatment Services.
The Guidebook, initially released in beta format for member comment, is the product of NAATP’s Quality Assurance Initiative (QAI), created to set a strong standard for treatment service delivery. Having incorporated feedback from our members and the field, we are pleased to release the Guidebook in final form.
The Guidebook identifies the core competencies of addiction treatment service through the nine categories of Operations; Admissions and Patient Screening; Employment, Training, and Credentialing; Billing; Discharge and Continuing Care; Outcomes Measures; Community Engagement, Public Relations, and Public Policy; Marketing, Advertising, and Visibility; and Ethics. Within these categories are 32 specific Guidelines, each accompanied by a Commentary and a list of Resources to aid the provider in understanding and implementing the Guidelines.
NAATP and its members want membership in the National Association to be viewed as an indication of high-quality, reliable care. NAATP members agree to adhere to The Guidelines as a condition of membership. Taken together with the additional membership requirements of licensing, accreditation, and Ethics Code compliance, The Guidebook and The Guidelines outlined in this publication allow consumers, payers, and industry professionals to use the NAATP Addiction Industry Directory (The AID) with the confidence that the members listed therein are committed to the provision of reliable, proficient, and ethical addiction treatment.