Initiation/Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse or Dependence Treatment
The following information represents the percentage of private insurance beneficiaries 18 years and older with a new episode of alcohol or other drug (AOD) abuse or dependence who received:
- Initiation of AOD treatment. Percentage of beneficiaries who initiated treatment through an inpatient AOD admission, outpatient visit, intensive outpatient encounter or partial hospitalization, tele-health, or medication treatment within 14 days of the diagnosis.
- Engagement of AOD Treatment. Percentage of beneficiaries who initiated treatment and who had two or more additional AOD services or medication treatment within 34 days of the initiation visit.
In 2015, the year prior to the CT SIM implementation, greater percentages of individuals with private insurance coverage received a follow-up visit for alcohol or other drug dependence treatment. Specifically, 40.8% of individuals with private insurance coverage received AOD treatment within 14 days, and 15.7% received additional services or treatment within 34 days.
In 2017, the most recent year data are available, the percentage of individuals with private insurance coverage who received treatment within 14 days after initiation was 39.3%, and 15.8% received two or more additional AOD services or medication treatment within 34 days of treatment initiation.