Surviving the Demise of Solo Practice; Mental Health Practitioners Prospering in the Era of Managed Care / Edition 1

Surviving the Demise of Solo Practice; Mental Health Practitioners Prospering in the Era of Managed Care / Edition 1

by Nicholas A. Cummings
     
 

ISBN-10: 1887841032

ISBN-13: 9781887841030

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: International Universities Press, Incorporated

Surviving the Demise of Solo Practice: Mental Health Practitioners Prospering in the Era of Managed Care is designed to serve as a guide to success for all those practitioners who avail themselves of an unprecedented window of opportunity. Not since the industrialization of healthcare in the early 1980s have practitioners been handed a means by which they can…  See more details below

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Surviving the Demise of Solo Practice: Mental Health Practitioners Prospering in the Era of Managed Care is designed to serve as a guide to success for all those practitioners who avail themselves of an unprecedented window of opportunity. Not since the industrialization of healthcare in the early 1980s have practitioners been handed a means by which they can recapture control of healthcare delivery and thereby regain their autonomy, respect, and dignity. But this window of opportunity will be short-lived. For those who are willing to seize the moment, this volume is more than a survival manual; it is a road map to prosperity. Written for new and established practitioners, as well as for teachers, supervisors, and students, everything required to successfully transition to the new era is addressed. Each topic is presented by authors who began their careers as traditional mental health practitioners and then achieved spectacular success in the new health environment. They share with the readers their perspective of where behavioral health care is going, the paradigm shifts and the education and training necessary to become a part of the new era, how to raise capital for a new venture or group practice, the little known secrets of successfully partnering with managed care, as well as how to contract directly with purchasing alliances, thus bypassing and even replacing the managed care companies. At the end of the book there are three Appendices that have been prepared by Dr. Dennis Morrison and have never before been compiled. The valuable information in these Appendices can be found nowhere else. Appendix A lists information system vendors; Appendix B contains the most frequently used clinical information systems and where to obtain them; and Appendix C has Internet addresses in which practitioners would be most interested. The information contained in the Appendices is finally concluded with a list of suggested readings in health informatics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887841030
Publisher:
International Universities Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction
1The Resocialization of Behavioral Healthcare Practice3
2The Impact of Managed Care on Employment and Professional Training: A Primer for Survival11
3Behavioral Health after Managed Care: The Next Golden Opportunity for Mental Health Practitioners27
4Behavioral Practice: Notes and Observations from a Managed Behavioral Health Executive41
5Program Redesign for Graduate Training in Professional Psychology: The Road to Accountability in a Changing Professional World55
6The New Undergraduate Education Required of the Future Prescribing Behavioral Healthcare Practitioner81
7Conducting Psychotherapy Supervision in the Managed Care Era93
8Can a Practitioner Manage a Comprehensive Health System?119
9Practice Survival Strategies: Business Basics for Effective Marketing to Managed Care145
10The Practitioner as Owner175
11Capitation, Case Rate, and Prepaid Health: The Dynamic Balance191
12The Search for Capital: Positioning for Growth, Joint Venturing, Acquisition, and Public Offering205
13The Toughest Transition: Outcomes Strategies and Patient Functioning219
14The Practitioner as Informatics Expert239
15The Practitioner as Clinician: The Business of Practice267
16Managing Suicidal Patients: The Ultimate Test in Overcoming Outmoded Attitudes279
Appendices
Appendix A. Information System Vendors301
Appendix B. Frequently Used Clinical Information Instruments305
Appendix C. Internet Addresses325
References329
Name Index339
Subject Index343

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