A substantial amount of ambulatory mental health services are received outside of the specialty mental health sector; however, precise estimates are lacking. To determine national estimates of utilization and expenditures for total ambulatory mental health services, as well as separate estimates for the specialty mental health and general medical sectors,… (More)
Patients at risk for psychiatric hospitalization make only limited use of outpatient services, although clinical research has demonstrated that outpatient treatments and home care can be as effective as inpatient psychiatric treatment in treating certain mental health problems. The substitution of ambulatory services for inpatient care has in part been… (More)
Background The Affordable Care Act and many states' health-care reforms present opportunities and challenges for the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system. These reforms foster the implementation of new payment and delivery system models that emphasize care coordination and make providers more responsible for patients' clinical management and costs.… (More)
Abuse and Alcoholism. We would like to recognize all the individuals who served on the various committees and panels, especially the chairs Drs.