Assessment of Medicaid managed behavioral health care for persons with serious mental illness.

  title={Assessment of Medicaid managed behavioral health care for persons with serious mental illness.},
  author={Hugh Stephen Leff and Dow A. Wieman and Bentson H. Mcfarland and Joseph P. Morrissey and Aileen B. Rothbard and David L. Shern and A Michael Wylie and Roger A. Boothroyd and T. Scott Stroup and Isabel Elaine Allen},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={56 10},
OBJECTIVES This five-site study compared Medicaid managed behavioral health programs and fee-for-service programs on use and quality of services, satisfaction, and symptoms and functioning of adults with serious mental illness. METHODS Adults with serious mental illness in managed care programs (N=958) and fee-for-service programs (N=1,011) in five states were interviewed after the implementation of managed care and six months later. After a multiple regression to standardize the groups for… CONTINUE READING

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