HIPAA and ASAM Compliance.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Test users are encouraged to delete client names when their assessment process is completed. This proprietary "name deletion" procedure involves a few keystrokes. Once names are deleted, they are gone and cannot be retrieved. Deleting names does not delete demographics or test data which is downloaded into a database for subsequent analysis. This name deletion procedure insures confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA (federal regulation 45 C.F.R. 164.501) requirements.
This proprietary software feature is provided to give Online Testing customers client confidentiality at no additional cost. It is the test user's responsibility to delete the client's name, thereby insuring that they are HIPAA (federal regulation 45 C.F.R 164.501) compliant.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
ASAM provides patient placement criteria for the treatment of substance-related disorders, 2nd Edition (ASAM, PPC-2).
To increase the effectiveness of patient's substance (alcohol and other drugs) abuse care and to foster the development of universally accepted patient placement criteria, ASAM published the "ASAM Patient Placement Criteria for the Treatment of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders." These criteria have been accepted by many evaluators and mental health professionals. In the public sector, some states are requiring that providers and managed care companies within these states use the ASAM criteria. However, it should be noted that ASAM Criteria are not universally accepted by evaluators and mental health professionals.