JANUARY 1, 2021 TO DECEMBER 31, 2022
REPORT DATE: JANUARY 10, 2023
This past year has been a challenge for Curo Aeger Recovery Education Inc. (CARE) as we continued the hybrid model of treatment offering virtual and in-person services to our members. We found that different forms of therapy can offer support through substance abuse and mental health needs. The convenience of connecting to therapy from home provides access for many with limited options. Moreover, the neutral space of a therapist’s office takes the member away from daily life, offering a more focused environment. Both virtual and in-person appear to be here for the foreseeable future. Face-to-face and online therapy offer unique benefits. As we move forward into the next calendar year CARE will be transitioning back into in-person group and individual sessions but still offer some virtual services when appropriate.
During this past year CARE’s administrative staff worked hard to get our PHP program ASAM aligned. CARE has adopted this ASAM alignment throughout our entire program. We feel that integrated care is a pathway to member-centered care. So, integrated care is an approach to care in which primary care, medical clinicians, and behavioral health clinicians work closely together as part of a team with members and families using a very systematic and cost-effective approach for our population. This is so that CARE may address mental health and substance abuse issues, and health behaviors, including their contribution to chronic medical illness, life stressors, crises, stress-related physical symptoms, and healthcare utilization. We have added psychiatric services to our program with only a two-week minimum waiting period for psychiatric evaluations. We continue to serve adolescents and adults with Medicaid and private insurances.
CARE is excited to announce that we have been awarded a Magellan contract which will allow us to serve members in Bucks and Montgomery counties. CARE is also looking to expand its services in the Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) network with applications for Allegheny and Delaware counties. However, expansion is crucial to increase profits and reach members. Expansion could involve increasing physical locations or offering more products or services. We are looking to provide mental health and drug and alcohol services in those counties. As we grow, we will continue to use evidence-based practices. They are in widely accepted and generally required as the most credible practices in substance use treatment. For the addict or alcoholic evidenced-based practices mean that their treatment will largely be based on therapies that have been tested and proven using a variety of scientific methods. But for some clinicians, this means the adoption of techniques that may stray considerably from traditional practices.
CARE’s staff will continue to undergo trainings such as ASAM, clinical documentation, and the implementation of evidence-based practices to ensure that all of our clinical documentation reflects the ASAMs. Our records read like a short story as all our documents are connected to the biopsychosocial and the member’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences are continually addressed throughout the duration of the member’s treatment episode. CARE continues to use a collaborative approach when it comes to the development of treatment plans and goals.
In conclusion, CARE had 61 total discharges, 2 administrative discharges, 10 successful completions, and 25 readmissions. We are excited about the direction CARE is headed in and we look forward to helping our members have a successful recovery process at our facility. Our team includes (Owner) Gregory Roscoe, (Medical Director) Nico Roscoe, (Operations Officer) Caleb Madison, and (Clinical Director) Kamil Harris.
Kamil Harris, MS