The Psychiatrist's Guide to Managed Care Contracting / Edition 1

The Psychiatrist's Guide to Managed Care Contracting / Edition 1

by American Psychiatric Association, APA
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890424543

ISBN-13: 9780890424544

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Because of growing enrollment in managed care plans, psychiatrists are finding it necessary to sign contracts with managed mental health care programs in order to receive third-party payment. These contracts often lead to complications and form a key area of concern for clinicians. The Psychiatrist's Guide to Managed Care Contracting helps psychiatrists make sense

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Overview

Because of growing enrollment in managed care plans, psychiatrists are finding it necessary to sign contracts with managed mental health care programs in order to receive third-party payment. These contracts often lead to complications and form a key area of concern for clinicians. The Psychiatrist's Guide to Managed Care Contracting helps psychiatrists make sense of the legal issues arising from their managed care contracts. In a step-by-step manner, this useful guide develops the framework for the crucial decisions that must be made and highlights the strategies a psychiatric practice can employ to shape the contract in its favor. It reviews standard contract provisions and the issues involved so that potential problems can be identified early in the negotiating process. The Psychiatrist's Guide to Managed Care Contracting also details the essential groundwork and preparation that should be completed before a psychiatric practice enters negotiations, including practice assessment, financial planning, marketing, and the development of administrative support.

Equipped with this knowledge and advice, psychiatrists can negotiate from a position of strength and develop a favorable contract that ensures the survival and prosperity of their practice.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890424544
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Defining your goals: psychiatric practice assessment. Negotiating a managed care contract. Specific contract issues. Evaluating the success of a managed care contract. Marketing strategies. Summary. Managed mental health contracting bibliography. APA resources for psychiatrists working in managed care. Managed mental health contracting glossary.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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