ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our Mission

WE are a group of addiction treatment providers and advocates working to effect changes in our industry that will promote ethical, transparent, and effective practices in addiction treatment that will more reliably provide long lasting success.

 

WE call upon every treatment facility to be a part of this movement.

We are a collective group of independent treatment providers from around the world who came together to bring mental health and addiction to the forefront of the healthcare industry. We have collectively taken the responsibility to create ethical standards of quality care to improve the treatment industry.

For far too long, mental health and addiction have taken a back seat. Today with the increasing death rates rising due to overdose or suicide we have come together to bring these issues to the center stage. We are a group of multidisciplinary individual providers or treatment facilities who are vowing to work together as a single coalition to create change within our industry.

We will create this change in a few ways. We will work together to push forward initiatives and policies that raise the standards of care for behavioral health to equal that of medical healthcare. We will also continue to raise the bar for standard of care by highlighting quality and ethical providers through support and unification we will hope to bring light on those doing the best care practices supported by modern research.

If you think about when someone gets cancer, everyone in their circle of family and friends stops what they are doing posts about prayers, wears ribbons, bakes a casserole, etc. it is beautiful. But this is not how we treat a person inflicted with mental health or addiction. There are no casseroles delivered to the mom who’s son just overdosed.

Another way the coalition will work together is to shift the narrative of behavioral health issues in this country by making all efforts to decrease the stigma of mental health and substance abuse. The reason we keep having people die from these treatable illnesses is due to us leaving this in the shadow of shame or fear.

It is time to move from darkness into the light. ICOTP will work together to shine the light through multiple international initiatives to lift this issue to every platform and every stage so it may become something we can all talk about without the shame and fear.

We can make this an illness that deserves the support and compassion of those around us.

Lastly education and prevention are the best tools for us to combat this illness from progressing into further generations.

We will be working with education and prevention initiatives to create a support system that works with young population and parents so they can better identify early warning signs, prevention plans, and intervention when needed. We will be collaborating in schools, after school programs. These and so much more is what our coalition is all about.

OUR STANDARDS

Independent Collation of Treatment Provider Standards

Facts about ICOTP Standards

Compliance with the ICOTP standards will be reviewed by one of the Big Four
Accounting Firms that is assisting ICOTP with Internal Audit and Compliance
testing services. Below you will see the items they will be looking into during
their quality assessment. ICOTP will be taking over where The Joint
Commission left off in the audit process. The purpose for the ICOTP quality
assessment is to look for business structure and business ethics.

Standards development process

The standards were developed with many providers coming together and
brainstorming on what the unethical providers are doing. This is including
patient brokering, over billing insurances. drug testing protocols, marketing
practices and much more. If you have things you see that are missing in
these standards please contact us so we can add to the quality assessment.
Our goal in this is to show the public and the payers they have many ethical
providers in our industry and we are not only willing to tell you that, we are
willing to have a third-party from one of the Big Four Accounting Firms come
out and perform reviews and let this process tell you we are part of
the ethical providers.

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