The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program Year 5: Transition to a New Managed Care Organization

@article{Beinecke1999TheMB,
  title={The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program Year 5: Transition to a New Managed Care Organization},
  author={Richard H. Beinecke and Robert J. Keane and Michelle Symanzick and Denise E. Casey},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={26},
  pages={313-327}
}
Year 5 of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program was a transition to management by a new private managed care organization. Fifty-eight providers interviewed for an ongoing panel survey reported slightly lower levels of quality, access, utilization, and length of stay than a year earlier. Relationships with providers and advocates improved after an initial difficult period, while consumer and family involvement at all levels remained low. The greatest changes in managed care appeared to… CONTINUE READING