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Managing Managed Care : Language of Science - Michael C. Roberts

Managing Managed Care

Language of Science

Paperback Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780306456718
Number Of Pages: 191

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The introduction of the concept of managed care into mental and physical health care appears to be a juggernaut of unparalleled impact. The two extremes of thought about this impact are (I) that managed care is a villainous foe to be resisted in order to bring back the earlier halcyon years of independence in practice decisions with greater reimbursement for psychologists' services or (2) that managed care is a laudatory attempt to restrain health care costs that are out of control and spiraling upward by rooting out mismanagement and reversing financial incentives to provide unnecessary care. The former view calls managed health care such names as "mangled care" and distributes bumper stickers stating "Just Say No to HMOs. " The latter view points to the slowdown of increases in health care expenditures and the enhancement of health care affordability and appropriateness for greater numbers of persons resulting from managed care cost-containment strategies and service review procedures. Mental or behavioral health care has been as strongly impacted as medical care under managed care. Where managed care has forced practitioners' attention to validated procedures and to examining previous wasteful practices, we apĀ­ plaud the movement. Where managed care has had adverse impact, we think there needs to be greater public, legal, and regulatory attention to its excesses and abuses.

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
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ISBN: 9780306456718
ISBN-10: 0306456710
Series: Language of Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.3