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Is your treatment program outcomes-based?


With the current landscape concerning the delivery and reimbursement of substance use disorder treatment services, the ability for treatment providers to systematically monitor and document treatment outcomes remains of paramount importance.  The inclusion of substance use disorders as one of the ten elements of essential health benefits has greatly increased the accessibility of treatment and allows considerably more providers to offer and be reimbursed for these services.  Cost and efficiency is no longer the main selling point; quality of services now takes precedence. 

​According to best practices and industry standards, a key indicator of quality treatment care is having valid and reliable measurement systems in place to track patients' response to treatment.  Just as the treatment of other chronic medical conditions such as hypertension involves the regular assessment of blood pressure, addictions treatment providers must routinely collect "addiction & mental health vital signs."  In the absence of standardized metrics, it is difficult to document treatment outcomes and demonstrate any kind of meaningful impact.  The adoption and implementation of a measurement-based care system is essential for all addictions and behavioral health treatment providers, irrespective of the level of care.  Measurement-based care has become a high-profile issue in the behavioral health care field, as evidenced by national accrediting bodies requiring compliance with new outcomes monitoring standards.

The Joint Commission, for example, has introduced a new Outcome Measures Standard for behavioral health organizations requiring routine outcomes assessment at multiple intervals in the care process through the use of standardized and valid tools.  Findings derived from these assessments must subsequently be used to inform the goals and objectives identified in individual plans of care, and to evaluate outcomes of care, treatment, or services provided.

PRO Health Group​™ provides individual attention to every aspect of a project and meets the specific needs of our clients with a professional, cost-efficient, and scientific approach.  Whether you require assistance with designing and implementing a measurement-based and outcomes-informed patient monitoring system compliant with national standards, or seek empirical documentation regarding the effectiveness of your treatment services from a rigorous independent evaluation, our aim is to produce high-impact work with important, practical applications for clinical practice and program policy.

​​​Bridging Science & Practice.

We provide high-quality research, training, and outcomes monitoring solutions in which empirical findings are translated into practical, clinical applications, with the understanding that observations from clinical practice help shape and inform scientific investigation.

We have worked with domestic & international agencies ranging from national health care organizations to individual treatment centers.