A comprehensive approach to managed care for mental health

  title={A comprehensive approach to managed care for mental health},
  author={Nancy Langman-Dorwart and Thomas C. Peebles},
  journal={Administration in mental health},
Managing mental health and substance abuse utilization in a complex network health maintenance organization (HMO) can successfully be accomplished through a comprehensive approach. Prescreening of admissions, and preferred provider contracts are two of the key components of one HMO's managed care system described in this paper. Savings approaching $300,000 in the first year were documented and formulas for tracking savings are described. These savings were the result of averting unnecessary… 

Managing mental health services: Some comments for the overdue debate in psychology

  • B. Bloom
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Community Mental Health Journal
  • 2004
Rather than being the keystone of a single high-quality mental health service delivery system, community mental heal th centers are increasingly treating the poor and the chronically mentally ill (who are disproportionately poor), leaving to the vastly expanded private sector the t reatment of patients who are able to pay for their medical care.

A continuum of care from hospital to community

  • K. ChaseM. Hendryx
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
  • 2004
The needs of an inpatient and outpatient care system include effective communication between systems of care, provisions for patient drift from one community to another, and outpatient services of sufficient breadth and quantity to meet the needs of various service users, particularly the severely disabled.



The Draconian Cuts in Mental Health

  • Business Month,
  • 1987