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Five States to Participate in Pilot to Create a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs

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West Virginia is the fifth and final state to announce its selection to partner with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization, on a pilot project to develop and implement a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs. West Virginia will join Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New York in the five-state pilot. The Shatterproof Rating System was announced in December 2018.

During the pilot program, Shatterproof will work with partners across the five states to test the use of three data sources to generate quality ratings: insurance claims, provider surveys, and consumer experience. The Rating System measure set was pressure tested and modified based on the recommendations from a National Quality Forum (NQF) Expert Panel and public comment period, and will be finalized during feasibility testing with treatment programs this spring.

Following data collection in the fall of this year, the quality ratings will be available to the public on a free, searchable dashboard on Shatterproof’s website as early as Q2 2020. More granular data will also be available on portals specifically for addiction treatment programs, states, and payers with the goal of driving quality improvement initiatives.

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