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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities May 2018 County Drug and Alcohol Programs

This dataset reports the name, street address, city, county, zip code, telephone number, latitude, and longitude of Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Pennsylvania as of May 2018.

The primary difference between the three types of treatment facilities is their funding. Centers of Excellence (COEs) were grant funded by the Department of Human Services, PacMATs were grant funded by the Department of Health, and all other facilities are funded by either billing insurance or billing the county in the case of uninsured clients.

Programmatically, COEs differ from the other types because they are designed to serve as “health homes” for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). This means that the care coordination staff at the COE is charged with coordinating all kinds of health care (physical and behavioral health) as well as recovery support services. They do this by developing hub-and-spoke networks with other healthcare providers and other sources for recovery supports, such as housing, transportation, education and training, etc. All COEs are required to accept Medicaid.

PacMATs also operate in a hub-and-spoke model, but it is different from COEs. PacMATs endeavor to coordinate the provision of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) by identifying a core hub of physicians in a health system that work with other providers in the health system (spokes) to train them about the safe and effective provision of MAT so that there are more providers in a health system that are able to confidently prescribe various forms of MAT. I do not know whether all PacMATs are required to accept Medicaid as a term of their receipt of the grant, but I do know that all currently designated PacMATs are health systems that do accept Medicaid. PacMAT services have been advertised as being available to all people regardless of insurance type, so I assume this means they are required to serve Medicaid clients, commercially insured clients, and uninsured clients. In the PacMAT program the Hub is supported right now by grant funding (in the future funding such as a per patient/per month capitated rate) and the spokes bill insurance (both Medicaid and Commercial)

DDAP facilities may also be designated as COEs and/or PacMATs. If they are, it means they applied for a specific grant fund and have committed to carrying out the activities of the grant described above. To be clear, DDAP does not run any treatment facilities; they license them. These can be MAT providers such as methadone clinics, providers of outpatient levels of care (i.e., more traditional drug and alcohol counseling services) or inpatient levels of care, such as residential rehabilitation programs. Every facility is different in terms of the menu of services it provides. Every facility also gets to decide what forms of payment they will accept. Many accept Medicaid, but not all do. Some only accept private commercial insurance. Some accept payment from the county on behalf of uninsured clients. And some charge their clients cash for services.

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NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Location 1 (state)location_1_statelocation_1_stateText
Location 1 (address)location_1_addresslocation_1_addressText
Location 1 (city)location_1_citylocation_1_cityText
Location 1 (zip)location_1_ziplocation_1_zipText
County Codecounty_codecounty_codeTextTwo-digit code for the County in a text format. Showing the leading zeroes, so that data can be easily matched to other datasets. Pennsylvania has 67 counties. '00' represents Pennsylvania state total and 00 - 67 represents each county in Alphabetical order.
County Numbercounty_numbercounty_numberNumberNumber code for the County. Pennsylvania has 67 counties, so number 1 - 67. Zero represents the entire state of Pennsylvania.
County FIPS codecounty_fips_codecounty_fips_codeTextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
State FIPS codestate_fips_codestate_fips_codeTextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
Phone numberphone_numberphone_numberTextContact telephone number of Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) licensed facility
Municipality Boundary:@computed_region_amqz_jbr4:@computed_region_amqz_jbr4Number
Pa School Districts (2017):@computed_region_rayf_jjgk:@computed_region_rayf_jjgkNumber
Pa House Districts (2017-01):@computed_region_r6rf_p9et:@computed_region_r6rf_p9etNumber
Pa Senatorial Districts (2017-01):@computed_region_d3gw_znnf:@computed_region_d3gw_znnfNumber
Pennsylvania County Boundaries:@computed_region_nmsq_hqvv:@computed_region_nmsq_hqvvNumber
Street addressstreet_addressstreet_addressTextNumber and street name location of Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) licensed facility
Location 1location_1location_1PointProvides Latitude and Longitude of a point where the Facility is located to be used for visualizations such as a geographical map.
CountycountycountyTextGeographic region in Pennsylvania of Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) licensed facility
Type of Facilitytype_of_facilitytype_of_facilityTextProvides description with information about the category of the Facility.
Name of Facilityname_of_facilityname_of_facilityTextName of Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) licensed facility
 
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