This timely volume explains the pitfalls and problems of managed care for those practitioners, especially child clinicians, who wish to take part in it, while mapping out independent financing strategies for those who wish to remain outside the system. Managing Managed Care provides an overview of the managed care marketplace as it currently affects children and families, reviews relevant legal and financial issues, and illustrates with case examples some problems of the system.
Table of Contents
Basics of Managed Care in Psychological Services for Children and Families. Problems Posed by Managed Care for Services to Children and Families. Legal and Ethical Issues for the Clinician in Managed Care. Adapting to the Managed Care Environment. Limiting Negative Impact of Managed Care on a Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology Practice. Practicing Outside Managed Care. Scientific Bases for Clinical Practice in Managed Care. Epilogue. Index.