Groups Recover Together was founded in 2014 to make treatment
for opioid addiction respectful, accessible and affordable. We
empower our members to regain control of their lives through a
combination of community support, outpatient weekly group therapy
and medication to manage withdrawal using buprenorphine and
What differentiates Groups is the belief that long-term recovery
from opioids is tied to aspects of life that are beyond the reach
of traditional medical care. We approach fighting addiction as a
team sport and provide each member with a care team that works
together to ensure our members receive comprehensive, coordinated
care. Our outpatient model is designed to fit into our member's
schedules so they can keep working and living a normal life. As a
result, our outcomes reflect the success of our model and the
commitment of our members with 73% remaining in treatment after 6
months, 90% attending group therapy each week and 89% abstaining
from illicit substances each week.
Groups has grown to become the national leader in value-based
care for opioid use disorder that is proven to help our members
beat addiction and get their lives back. We have over 5,000 members
seen weekly via our fully virtual care model and have physical
locations across the country with additional openings planned in
Prescribing Providers with Groups oversee patient care,
supported by dedicated office staff experienced in addiction
treatment (including a full-time staff of licensed addiction
counselors, office coordinators and assigned Regional Management).
Providers work on a part-time/ supplemental basis to manage up to
275 patients across one or more clinic locations (patients treated
is dependent on compatible schedule availability and providers DATA
2000 waiver or "X waiver" patient cap designation- 30, 100 or 275).
Because our clinical system is protocol-driven, prior experience in
addiction treatment is not required. Our providers (APRN, NP, PA or
equivalent) have diverse backgrounds and experience ranging from
primary care, Midwifery, psychiatry, ER, anesthesia and even
Surgery. Our National Medical Director, Dr. Gus Crothers, who
maintains his Addiction Board Certification along with extensive
personal experience working with Suboxone is available to provide
guidance and consultation to those with less experience.
+ Assist in conducting intakes. Providers see patients after
they have already undergone an extensive evaluation by the
+ Monitor patients' clinical progress at regular group
counseling sessions. Groups are run by specialized counseling
staff; providers participate by answering questions and managing
patients' medication dosing.
+ Authorize patients' prescriptions during monthly visits with
+ Complete all notes and reporting in Groups EMR system within
required timeline (providers receive full orientation/ training on
Clinical Protocols before eligible to begin work with Groups)
*We utilize strict protocols to guide clinical decision-making.
We have also developed a unique, technology-driven and team-based
clinical system that handles all day-to-day patient management and
regulatory compliance. Thisallows physicians to focus exclusively
on medical management.
+ Active State License/ DEA
+ PLA Approved Written Collaborative Agreement with Groups'
Physician (as required by state regulation)
+ DATA 2000 Waiver (24 hr online course. Earn CME credit.)
+ Active Medicaid Prescriber (In-State)
+ Active Board Certification
Providers make a limited time commitment of 5-20hours/month
(potentially more), based on their availability (including evenings
We provide above-market hourly compensation of $100/hr for
attending group therapy and for conducting new patient intakes.
Groups are run by specialized counseling staff; providers
participate by answering questions and managing patients'
medication dosing. For intakes, providers see patients after they
have already undergone an extensive evaluation by the
External Company Name: Groups Recover Together, Inc.
External Company URL: https://joingroups.com/