Welcome to the ATPA

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A Unified Voice

Addiction Treatment Providers Association is the statewide association representing proprietary substance use disorder providers. These providers, both free standing and hospital based programs, offer a spectrum of care including outpatient and inpatient detoxifcation and rehabilitation services. ATPA acts as a unified voice working with the legislature, state agencies, other related Coalitions and our communities. As substance use disorder providers who are business owners we have a unique perspective on achieving quality healthcare outcomes and evidence based best practices within the contracts of Managed Care.

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Our Mission

Education through Advocacy

The Addiction Treatment Providers Association of New York has come together to promote, assist and enhance the proprietary programs in New York which deliver alcohol and drug addiction treatment. ATPA accomplishes this by providing its members and the public with ethical, evidence-based treatment information and community education. We advocate for enhanced access to and availability of fiscally responsible treatment services. Working in partnership with other organizations and individuals that share ATPA's mission and goals, we hope to reach all of those in need of assistance.

ATPA: An Overview


The Addiction Treatment Providers Association of New York was developed to support proprietary chemical dependency treatment programs in New York State. Since 2005, ATPA has represented nearly 20 for-profit providers, both free standing and hospital-based programs, which offer a spectrum of care, including outpatient and inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation services. ATPA acts as a unified voice for private alcoholism and drug dependency treatment providers thoughout NY State through the legislature, state agencies and our communities.

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Unity Provides Results


In the last 6 months, ATPA has been working on issues that affect each of our programs. Our successes include our work with OASAS, partnering with ASAP by co-chairing the Managed Care Reform and Parity Committee and the Corporate Compliance and Integrity Committee and our leadership role on the Social Work Licensure bill. The result of this hard work has been our Association’s recognition as a powerful, unified voice of proprietary treatment providers in New York State.

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ATPA's Monthly Clinical Improvement Meetings

ATPA hosts monthly clinical improvement meetings providing a forum for discussion on a variety of topics that affects all providers.  Since its first meeting in 2012, the meetings have addressed areas relative to policies and procedures ranging from assessments, retention, treatment planning, clinical supervision, quality improvement and utilization review.

Each topic is discussed from both the clinical and compliance perspective.  A recent discussion on proposed changes in OASAS regulations resulted in recommendations brought to the state.

Each month, clinical directors, utilization review officers, and quality improvement officers representing ATPA member agencies share their practices on specific topics and learn from others in a communal, non-competitive environment. This has created a great support system for all member agencies. For more information, contact Nick Lessa at nlessa@inter-care.com.