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Measure: Substance Abuse Treatment Quality   #550600  About

Definition: A measure of the quality of treatment services, based on data from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).

Purpose: Using the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) tool, this measure examines the initiation and engagement of alcohol and other drug dependence treatment.


Keywords: Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, HEDIS, National Committee for Quality Assurance, NCQA, Treatment quality, Treatment performance, Alcohol treatment, Drug dependence treatment, Washington Circle Group, WCG, SAA, Substance Use-related Community Factors, proprietary

Measure Release Date: February 24, 2012

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