Variations in monitoring and therapy requirements

Buprenorphine Post
Jeremy K
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Postby Jeremy K » Thu May 12, 2016 7:00 am

Wow. I don't know with confidence what the 'norm' is in eastern KY where I am, but the few that I do know something about do similar to what I do: weekly for the first 4 wks, every other wk for 4 wks, then every 4 wks thereafter. A similar schedule is 'recommended' by the state Board; not 'law', but if they come a-looking at you, you'd be advised to be doing what they recommend! For now my addiction treatment practice is all cash, so payor doesn't matter. If I was coerced/forced into taking Medicaid, which I may yet be (as Twain said, no one is safe when congress is in session), frankly I'd make them come weekly; Medicaid simply doesn't pay enough to compensate for the time/effort to do this otherwise.

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