Novus Medical Detox Maintains High Quality of Care While Embracing the Affordable Care Act

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With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in place, many healthcare providers are experiencing unwanted changes, but Novus Medical Detox is embracing those changes by increasing medical standards.

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We are increasing the number of beds and growing our staff so we can provide help to more people who need our services

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has the potential to heavily impact both providers and patients, altering the way healthcare will be delivered and paid for in the United States. Novus Medical Detox is preparing for changes that the healthcare reform will bring by setting up even higher medical standards for patient care.

In readiness for the changes that will come as the ACA is implemented—which is scheduled to occur in phases from 2012 through 2015—Novus Medical Detox’s management and medical teams are working to attain the accreditation of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHCO). JCAHCO has been active in behavioral healthcare since 1969, when it began recognizing organizations providing services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The standards focus on important patient, individual or resident care, as well as organizational functions that are essential to providing safe, high-quality care.

The new accreditation depicts Novus’ mission to get addicts to detox safely and quickly. Novus Medical Detox has more than a 90% completion rate of people who start their medical detox at the facility, and plans to keep it that way. Unlike many other detox facilities programs, Novus pays particular attention to strengthening their patients’ bodies through a proprietary I.V. vitamin cocktail that is tailored to make the detox process as painless as possible. The vitamin prescription is an advanced medical finding that allows Novus to handle the toughest of drug and alcohol cases.

While “getting clean” is the primary goal, patients say they experience newfound respect and care for their total health, making them physically, emotionally and mentally stronger. Novus officials say that these patients are then more capable of completing successful rehab programs or returning home and getting back to their normal lives.

“Cold turkey” withdrawals have a success rate of less than 5% compared to Novus’ detoxification program. The Novus medical team is trained on how to keep patients from getting sick during the withdrawal process, allowing them to complete the toughest cases in sometimes less than 2 weeks. Once patients have completed a detox program and gotten the drugs out of their system, they can then move on to rehab and support programs, if warranted.

Novus’ medical protocols have led to expansion of their facility. “We are increasing the number of beds and growing our staff so we can provide help to more people who need our services,” commented Bryn Wesch, Novus’ consultant. “Our strategy is to provide shared occupancy rooms at more affordable rates.”

Novus currently has 12 private beds. They are in the process of building a new wing that will add 19 beds, giving the flexibility to offer shared or private rooms. This expansion project is set to be completed by 2013.

Novus helps patients take that first step toward reclaiming their lives from drugs, and provides the nurturing, supportive environment that they need in order to do so.

●Each patient is treated individually using state-of-the-art medical protocols in combination with natural supplements, nutritious meals and extensive use of nutrient-enriched I.V. treatments.
●Patients have 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialist assistance.
●Patients are given instructions on how to continue with supplements, and are helped to select an after-care program.

To learn more about the Novus Medical Detox Center and its addiction and detox programs, visit

About Novus Medical Detox Center

The Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an in-patient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs and alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, television, DVD player and high-speed Internet access. For more information on Novus Medical Detox Center, visit

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