Managed Care Services: Policy, Programs and Research

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Overview

This book provides a broad analysis of the policy, programmatic, and research issues surrounding managed care services delivery systems that provide the majority of health and behavioral health care services in the United States. By including an interdisciplinary group of authors and addressing multiple fields of practice including health care, gerontology, child welfare, substance abuse, and mental health, the editors provide a broad overview of "macro" managed care issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195134292
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Boston University

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
Introduction: Managed Health and Behavioral Health Care Services Delivery: A Complex, Interrelated System of Policies, Programs, and Research 1
Pt. 1 The Context of Human Service Practice in Managed Care Environments 11
1 The Macroeconomic Impact of Managed Care 15
2 Biotechnology and Managed Care: Effects on Health Care Cost, Clinical Practice, and Education of Health Care Professionals 31
3 The Intersection of Free-for-Service, Managed Health Care, and Cultural Competence: Implications for National Health Care Policy and Services to People of Color 50
4 Ethics and Managed Care Policy 74
5 System Care Management: Purpose, Structure, and Function 97
Pt. 2 Managed Care: Services Delivery Domains for Special Needs and At-Risk Populations 117
6 Managed Care and Child Welfare Practitioner Training Needs 121
7 Managed Care and Care Management for Older Adults 150
8 Managed Care and the Ecological Perspective: Meeting the Needs of Older Adults in the Twenty-First Century 163
9 Outcomes Research for Children and Adolescents: Implications for Children's Mental Health and Managed Care 187
10 Facilitating the Enrollment of Elderly and Disabled Persons into Medicaid Managed Care 213
11 Managed Care and the Severely Mentally Ill: Current Issues and Future Challenges 230
12 Research Needs in the Managed Care of Substance-Abusing Patients 243
Conclusion: Managing the Change in Health and Behavioral Health Care 267
Managed Care Glossary 272
Index 275
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