Currently, all licensed SUD treatment providers in Maine are required by state licensing regulation to report patient-level data for each treatment episode. Until August 31, 2021, this was done using the WITS system. Collection and reporting of this data is required in order for our state to receive federal funding support for SUD treatment services and programs.
To reduce administrative burden on providers, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) replaced WITS as of September 1, 2021, and moved this data collection functionality to the Kepro Atrezzo system. Any SUD provider that accepts MaineCare already uses the Kepro system to enter patient-level data for the purpose of prior authorization and eligibility verification. This change eliminates the need for providers to enter duplicative patient-level treatment episode data into multiple data collection portals.
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The Treatment Data System was legislatively mandated by the State Legislature in P.L. 1983 c. 464. It is also required by the Federal Government that OBH submit substance use disorder treatment data to them on a monthly basis. Kepro Atrezzo is the vehicle used to comply with that reporting. The system also allows OBH to monitor contracted agencies for utilization and effectiveness.
Currently, reporting falls into 4 categories:
- OBH-and/or MaineCare-contracted substance use disorder treatment agencies must report all their clients.
- All Substance Use Disorder Treatment providers licensed by the Maine Department of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS) must report all of their clients in Atrezzo. See regulation 14-118 CMR Chapter 5, section 15.1.5.
- Methadone agencies must report all their clients.
- Private providers, who serve clients involved in the Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP), must report their DEEP clients.
MaineCare (Medicaid) requires that any agency seeking MaineCare reimbursement for substance use disorder treatment must have a contract with OBH. These new contracts require that all of the agency's clients be reported to the data system.
SUD Treatment Data System Forms