Standard Clinical Criteria

2019 Standard Level of Care Guidelines

Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) for behavioral health

Adoption of LOCUS/CASII/ECSII for Guidance on Clinical Criteria Descisions in the Treatment of Mental Health Conditions

The Optum Substance Use Disorder Level of Care Guidelines were retired on 1/30/19 and the ASAM Criteria are now in effect for Substance Use Disorder services as of 1/31/19.

In addition to the level of care criteria published for health care professionals, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) provides a document to assist patients and families understand care options and recommendations.

Copyright 2015 by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Reprinted with permission. No third party may copy this document in whole or in part in any format or medium without the prior written consent of ASAM.

View the introduction to ASAM criteria developed for patients and families

Visit the American Society of Addiction Medicines resource page on The ASAM Criteria for more information