Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in America, announced that North Carolina has been selected for the first phase of implementation for ATLAS™, a quality measurement system for addiction treatment facilities. North Carolina is joining a select group of states taking part in this initiative before it is expanded nationally in late 2020 with assistance provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Once launched, ATLAS will include a web and app-based platform that will allow the public searching for high-quality addiction treatment to locate and compare facilities, including trustworthy, standardized quality data and feedback on the services reported by other consumers. This data will also be reported back to the addiction treatment facilities to inform quality improvement initiatives and with other stakeholders across the state to better support the use of best practices in treating addiction disorder.
Thus far, Shatterproof and RTI International, the analytics partner on the project, have worked to identify and refine quality measures for addiction treatment facilities. The measures will include health care claims data, treatment facility surveys, and consumer-reported information. In addition to North Carolina, Shatterproof has already announced participation by Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and West Virginia. The ATLAS pilot is majority funded by Arnold Ventures and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Data collection to inform ATLAS will begin in October 2019, with the public-facing website launching as early as May 2020. Shatterproof will actively be working with stakeholders in North Carolina to ensure successful implementation of this work.
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the course of the addiction crisis in America. Shatterproof is focused on ending the stigma of addiction and ensuring treatment in America is based upon proven research. The organization advocates for changes to federal and state policy, payer reform, treatment quality assessment, and provides public education through family and workplace programs.
This was reported by Shatterproof on August 27, 2019.
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