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Initiation and engagement of alcohol and other drug dependence treatment

The percentage of adolescent and adult members with a new episode of alcohol or other drug (AOD) dependence who received the following. • Initiation of AOD Treatment. The percentage of members who initiate treatment through an inpatient AOD admission, outpatient visit, intensive outpatient encounter or partial hospitalization within 14 days of the diagnosis. • Engagement of AOD Treatment. The percentage of members who initiated treatment and who had two or more additional services with a diagnosis of AOD within 30 days of the initiation visit.

Numerator: Members of the denominator population who initiate AOD treatment through and inpatient admission, outpatient visit, intensive outpatient encounter of partial hospitalization within 14 days of the IESD

Denominator Statement: 13 years and older as of December 31st of the measurement year with a new episode of AOD during the intake period

Measure Set: HEDIS

Data Source: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) AuditHealth Plan/Insurance Data

Target Population: Adolescents, Adults, Young Adults

Categories: Access to and quality of health care services, Health Service Utilization, Mental, relational, emotional, and behavioral health services

Additional Information: http://www.ncqa.org/hedis-quality-measurement/hedis-measures

Keywords: Drug and Alcohol Use

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