Integrated Behavioral Healthcare: Prospects, Issues, and Opportunities
Academic Press, Sep 5, 2001 - Psychology - 347 pages
Healthcare is now practiced in a different financial and delivery system than it was two decades ago. Currently managed care defines what is treated, how, by whom and for what reimbursement. Mental health professionals have been greatly impacted by these changes to their practice, and yet, there is little understanding of exactly what it is and where it is going. The present volume explores these issues, prospects and opportunities from the vantage of mental health /medical professionals and managed care executives who are in the very process of implementing changes to the existing system of managed care. Behavioral healthcare will be integrated into medical practice in the future for sound clinical and economic reasons. The present volume, edited by four prominent mental health professionals provides a roadmap of the emerging directions integrated behavioral healthcare is taking and lays out the steps the mental health professional needs to take--in training, and modifying her/his clinical practice--to adapt to the new system of healthcare.
* Leading Experts in managed care
* Nicholas Cummings, Father of behavioral managed care
* Multidisciplinary approach
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Medical Health Care and Mental Health Care Integration andor Partnership
Chapter 3 The Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Type I1 Changes in the Era of Managed Care
Take Me to Your Leader
The Medical CoManagement Group Appointment
Reinventing the Team Model Can Quality and Lower Cost go Hand in Hand?
Chapter 5 Organizing a Collaborative Healthcare System in a Medical Setting
Cost and Effectiveness
Effectiveness and Cost in Managed Care
Chapter 9 Practice Guidelines and the Industrialization of Behavioral Healthcare Delivery
Comments on Practice Guidelines
Chapter 10 Financial Risk and Structural Issues
Integrated Care Potential Disaster or Golden Opportunity?
Chapter 11 Program Restructuring and Curricular Enhancement for Accountable Training
Continuing Education Opportunites for Enhanced Family Relations
A Review of the Collaborative Care Project
A New Service Model for Working with Physicians
Persuasion Criteria in the Business of Disease Management and Behavioral Health
From 30000 Feet to Ground Level and Back Up
The Best and Worst of Times for Behavioral Mental Health Practice
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Page 36 - The impact of managed care on employment and professional training: A primer for survival. In NA Cummings, MS Pallak, & JL Cummings (Eds.), Surviving the demise of solo practice: Mental health practitioners prosper in the era of managed care (pp.