Substance Abuse Treatment: The First Step in Generating Revenue

By: Urgent Medical Billing, Guest Contributor

The first step in generating revenue for a substance abuse treatment facility is pre-screening potential clients for the level of care they will meet criteria for. This includes, but is not limited to:

– gathering current and historical information including drug of choice;
– drug history (what drugs, how much, how often, first use, last use and route);
– drug treatment history and levels of care the client has already participated in;
– medical history including past history of seizures, black outs and any other direct/indirect consequences of the client’s drug abuse/dependence;
– family history of drug abuse;
– medications that client is currently on; and
– history of being on psychotropic medications/past mental health diagnosis.

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