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MHSA | Central Office Organization
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A community treatment program and six offices make up the Division of Substance Abuse Services (SA): Office of Advocacy and Recovery Support; Office of Contracts and Reimbursement; Office of Certification and Training; Office of Information Technology; Office of Prevention; and Office of Treatment and Recovery Services.

The Office of Advocacy and Recovery Support serves as the SA liaison for community advocacy groups and the Public Information Office. Responsibilities include developing the SA Advocacy and Public Marketing Plan, planning, developing and directing the preparation and dissemination of informational material and coordinating the SA incident reporting process.

The Office of Contracts and Reimbursement manages all aspects of the billing contracts management processes, including client enrollment, contract utilization, claims adjudication, and provider reimbursement.

The Office of Certification and Training manages the program certification process, provides certification and technical assistance services, and provides a comprehensive statewide training and workforce development program for SA.

The Office of Information Technology is responsible for the data collection, dissemination and reporting for SA. Responsibilities include reporting for the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), National Outcome Measures (NOMS), Substance Abuse Waiting List, client profile summaries, as well as the management of the Alabama Substance Abuse Information System (ASAIS).

The Office of Prevention manages all aspects of substance abuse prevention within SA to include the strategic prevention framework, Alabama Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, Synar (Tobacco Sales to Minors Program), State Incentive Grant and Regional Information Clearinghouses.

The Office of Treatment and Recovery Services manages all aspects of substance abuse treatment within SA to include Adolescent Treatment Services, Adult Treatment Services, Co-occurring Disorders, Opiate Replacement Therapy and Medicaid Services.

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