American Society of Addiction Medicine

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 4,300 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

The ASAM criteria is most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.

Humana Behavioral Health utilizes The ASAM Criteria for Illinois Chemical Dependency, through an subscription with ASAM.org. The ASAM criteria is available online to treatment providers, professionals and managed care companies. At your request, Humana Behavioral Health will provide the criteria used at no cost to you. To obtain the clinical criteria in writing, follow the instructions provided in your notification letter.

The following resources are available to patients through ASAM, ASAM Patient Guide & Resources; ASAM Main Page

Texas Administrative Code

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. There are 16 titles in the TAC. Each title represents a subject category and related agencies are assigned to the appropriate title.

With the passage of the Administrative Code Act, the Legislature intended for the Secretary of State to contract with public entities to publish the TAC. However, as more innovative technology became available, demand for the TAC in electronic format increased. In response to this increased demand, HB 2304 was passed by the Texas Legislature in 1995. HB 2304 allows the Secretary of State to make the TAC available through our web site and to charge for value-added services available through the web site.

In addition, HB 2304 mandated that the TAC be made available in an electronic format at no charge. This complimentary service is available at http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.viewtac.

Humana Behavioral Health relies on Title 28, Part 1, Chapter 3, Subchapter HH to apply standards for reasonable cost control and utilization review for Chemical Dependency Treatment Centers. Texas Administrative Code, Chemical Dependency Treatment