Best Clinical Practices & Funding Opportunities For Intensive Outpatient Programs For Treating Addictive Disorders

GETTYSBURG, PA., Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Addictive disorders affect millions of individuals each year, but only a small percentage of these individuals receive treatment for their substance dependence or abuse. With the expansion of health care coverage to millions of Americans and parity benefits for mental health and addictive disorders, there are new consumer populations to serve who are covered by a range of new payers. But with this new opportunity comes the question of both clinical best practices and reimbursement.

To learn more about state-of- the-art intensive outpatient programs for treating addictive disorders, join Dr. Jeremy Martinez, Executive Director of the Matrix Institute on Addictions, for an in-depth profile of his program, the evidence-based Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient Treatment and the values, benefits, and best practices of intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) like the Matrix Model. This free web briefing, scheduled for November 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST, is sponsored by OPEN MINDS, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and the Matrix Institute on Addictions.

The Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient Treatment program is a proven model for the treatment of substance use disorders that has been supported by 30 years of evaluation and research. During this special online event, discover more about the Matrix Model as an evidence-based model and hear Dr. Martinez discuss how medication assisted treatment (MAT) can be used in an intensive outpatient treatment plan. Attendees will also discover how to structure a sound IOP while learning about funding opportunities for IOP services. This 90-minute executive web briefing will inform attendees how to:

  • Describe the Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient treatment
  • Define the value and the benefits of an intensive outpatient service plan
  • Apply the framework for a sound intensive outpatient service plan
  • Illustrate how Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be used in an intensive outpatient treatment plan
  • Use validated research studies to support a plan for intensive outpatient services
  • Identify funding opportunities for intensive outpatient services

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.


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ABOUT Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation ( is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.

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Source: Open Minds