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Integrated Behavioral Healthcare : Prospects, Issues, and Opportunities - Nicholas A. Cummings

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Prospects, Issues, and Opportunities

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780121987619
Number Of Pages: 347

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Healthcare is now practiced in a different financial and delivery system than it was two decades ago. Currently managed care defines what is treated, how, by whom and for what reimbursement. Mental health professionals have been greatly impacted by these changes to their practice, and yet, there is little understanding of exactly what it is and where it is going. The present volume explores these issues, prospects and opportunities from the vantage of mental health /medical professionals and managed care executives who are in the very process of implementing changes to the existing system of managed care. Behavioral healthcare will be integrated into medical practice in the future for sound clinical and economic reasons. The present volume, edited by four prominent mental health professionals provides a roadmap of the emerging directions integrated behavioral healthcare is taking and lays out the steps the mental health professional needs to take--in training, and modifying her/his clinical practice--to adapt to the new system of healthcare.
Key Features
* Leading Experts in managed care
* Nicholas Cummings, Father of behavioral managed care
* Multidisciplinary approach

Prefacep. xi
The History of Behavioral Healthcare: A Perspective from a Lifetime of Involvementp. 1
A New Vision of Healthcare for Americap. 19
Chapter 2 Discussion: Medical Health Care and Mental Health Care: Integration and / or Partnershipp. 39
The Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health: Type II Changes in the Era of Managed Carep. 45
Chapter 3 Discussion: Take Me to Your Leader!p. 71
Programmatic Approaches to Care and Outcomes: The Medical Co-Management Group Appointmentp. 77
Chapter 4 Discussion: Reinventing the Team Model: Can Quality and Lower Cost go Hand in Hand?p. 91
Organizing a Collaborative Healthcare System in a Medical Settingp. 95
Chapter 5 Discussion: A Review of the Collaborative Care Projectp. 121
Behavioral Technologies in Disease Management: A New Service Model for Working with Physiciansp. 123
Chapter 6 Discussion: Persuasion Criteria in the Business of Disease Management and Behavioral Healthp. 143
Accountability for Quality in the Real World: From 30,000 Feet to Ground Level and Back Upp. 149
Chapter 7 Discussion: The Best and Worst of Times for Behavioral Mental Health Practicep. 183
Managed Care: Cost and Effectivenessp. 187
Chapter 8 Discussion: Effectiveness and Cost in Managed Carep. 207
Practice Guidelines and the Industrialization of Behavioral Healthcare Deliveryp. 211
Chapter 9 Discussion: Comments on Practice Guidelinesp. 251
Financial Risk and Structural Issuesp. 257
Chapter 10 Discussion: Integrated Care: Potential Disaster or Golden Opportunity?p. 273
Program Restructuring and Curricular Enhancement for Accountable Trainingp. 283
Chapter 11 Discussion: Continuing Education: Opportunities for Enhanced Family Relationsp. 309
Managed Care: Implications for Clinical Trainingp. 313
Chapter 12 Discussion: Clinical Psychology Curriculum and the Industrialization of Behavioral Healthcarep. 331
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780121987619
ISBN-10: 0121987612
Series: Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 15.9  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.62