Synthetic Opioid Legislation News for Substance Use Recovery Therapists

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In the latter half of 2021, the Support, Treatment, and Overdose Prevention (STOP) of Synthetic Opioids Act was introduced by Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), in an effort to stop synthetic opioids overdose deaths. The goal is to expand access to synthetic opioid treatment, bolster overdose prevention and help improve the monitoring, education, and surveillance of public health offices.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  reported that over 93,000 people died of an overdose in 2020. In recent years, synthetic opioids have become the leading cause of overdose and drug-related deaths in the U.S. Addiction treatment facilities and substance use recovery professionals are scrambling to address the synthetic opioid crisis in an effort to cope with the growing dilemma.

Addiction treatment centers and substance use recovery therapists are faced with a historic challenge when it comes to dealing with the growing prevalence of synthetic opioid addiction. Using practice management software can helps free up the time of clinical therapists so they can better address the problems of their patients. With innovative practice management, billing solutions, and data, a treatment clinic can better ensure improved clinical and financial outcomes.

With government offices and policies focusing on addressing the synthetic opioid crisis in America, more funds will eventually become allocated to treatment clinics and practices by government agencies. The goal is to treat synthetic opioid addiction and prevent unnecessary overdose deaths.

Therapy Brands mental health EHR software helps to streamline any practice with user-friendly integrated features. The impressive EMR combined with clinical tools, bed management, e-prescribing, and MAT capabilities ultimately help free up the valuable time of your addiction clinic’s staff so everyone can focus on assisting patients.

Our intuitive practice management software offers the following indispensable tools:

Forms and Clinical Templates

With the growing need for synthetic opioid addiction treatment escalating, clinics will experience increased tedious paperwork that can ship away at valuable treatment time. With our forms and clinical temples, you’ll be able to quickly tackle all documentation such as treatment plans, assessments, progress reports, and discharge summaries. Everything is at your fingertips and even DSM-5 ready!

Data, Documentation, and Reporting

As an addiction treatment facility overseeing synthetic opioid addiction, you’ll need to ensure that you stay audit-ready and compliant with accurate documentation, data, and reporting. You must continually conduct the following: 

  • Monitor the clinic’s productivity
  • Stay current on documentation
  • Make note of any forms that are missing CPT codes
  • Monitor patients’ progress reports
  • Display outcome measures
  • Meet the requirements needed to satisfy regulatory agencies

We let you manage all of the above tasks in a single all-in-one system. Everything you need is a simple mouse click away.

Improved Bed Management

If you are an in-patient treatment facility focused on helping synthetic opioid addicts recover, then you know how important bed management is. Synthetic opioids are considered the next wave of the opioid crisis. At 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, synthetic opioid addiction is virtually impossible to overcome without medical assistance such as inpatient addiction recovery facilities.

In-patient rehabilitation facilities are bursting at the seams with people seeking addiction recovery help. Bed management is a necessity.

Our system helps you truly maximize occupancy at your treatment facility, so you’ll increase revenue and help more people in need of recovering from synthetic opioid addiction. With our practice management software, you can effortlessly assign beds, see current availability, check bed status, and forecast projected bed availability. Our software takes the guessing out of things so you can better streamline the entire process.

We offer substance use recovery solutions that put the tools you need at your disposal.


Don’t let the simplicity of this EHR solution fool you. It is full-featured and connects with ease to billing, e-prescribing, and other necessities to provide truly complete practice management.

You’ll enjoy everything you need to meet the needs of your practice, therapists, and staff in one easy-to-use interface. You’ll have 24/7 web-based access, easy scheduling, alerts, reporting, and paperless records.

Additional features of Procentive include:

  • The client portal provides complete self-service intake, scheduling/rescheduling, and private, secure messages throughout the office. You can also use the provided portal for telehealth services. Clients can quickly and effortlessly view and pay their bills in the same location.
  • Order labs and gain results quickly. You can send a lab request to any laboratory of your choice and quickly have the results available for viewing in the client’s record.
  • Reporting so you remain compliant and ready for a possible audit. You’ll enjoy access to all reports and financials. Monitor the practice’s profitability, view the clinical documents with missing CPT codes, and flag appointments.

 In addition, you can conduct the following tasks:

  • Track revenue
  • Measure outcomes
  • View treatment progress
  • Meet regulatory requirements.

Certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) certification helps you receive Medicaid and Medicare payments while protecting all patient health and identifiable information.

With our software, you are assigned a resolute implementation team representative to collaborate closely with you throughout the entire software setup and implementation process.

You can also opt for add-ons such as:

  • BI analytics & custom reporting
  • Billing and RCM
  • Telehealth
  • Dedicated success coach
  • Wiley notes and practice planners

All forms and templates are a mouse click away and DSM-5 ready. Tedious paperwork and forms just got easier and faster with Procentive!

The synthetic opioid crisis in America is far from over. It is continuing to be a growing and deadly problem. Addiction treatment facilities are struggling to keep up with the growing needs of addicts seeking help and hope for the future.

Practice management software like Procentive helps to make your job easier and more efficient. Contact us today for a demo!



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