A Psychologist's Proactive Guide to Managed Mental Health by Alan J. Kent, Michel Hersen

By Alan J. Kent, Michel Hersen

A Psychologist's Proactive advisor to controlled psychological well-being Care bargains a concise review of the evolution of controlled psychological healthiness care and its effect at the operating lives of medical and counseling psychologists. even if many books discover the ramifications of controlled deal with psychotherapy, this is often the 1st to take a wide viewpoint and view the ways that the recent future health care supply method is affecting all facets of practice--not simply remedy but in addition overview and training--as good as psychological overall healthiness study. The authors comprise a number of the country's such a lot famous psychologists with wide adventure in controlled care. Their tone is confident instead of pessimistic; as they appear at advancements others have in basic terms deplored, they see power roles and possibilities for development for psychologists. In an period of dramatic health and wellbeing swap, all these practitioners who're fascinated with tips to make controlled care paintings for them instead of opposed to them, will locate this Guide crucial reading.

ALTERNATE BLURB A Psychologist's Proactive advisor to controlled psychological overall healthiness Care deals a concise evaluation of the evolution of controlled psychological healthiness care and its effect at the operating lives of scientific and counseling psychologists. whereas many books discover the ramifications of controlled deal with psychotherapy, this can be the 1st to take a large point of view and view the ways that the recent health and wellbeing care supply process is affecting all elements of practice--not simply remedy but in addition evaluate and training--and psychological overall healthiness learn as well.

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Patients often paid for psychological services up front and then submitted their Page 10 own bills to seek insurance company reimbursement. Psychologists were able to focus exclusively on their clinical work, with few administrative headaches. It is the rare practitioner who has been adequately prepared for dealing with network managers, capitation contracts, IPAs, case rates, and the like. Few, if any, graduate training programs address issues of practice management or teach the business skills needed in the current marketplace.

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Most HMOs hire case or care managers to conduct utilization review. In the case of mental health services, UM is typically conducted by psychiatric nurses or social workers. Page 6 In the early days of managed care, HMOs were often developed as staff models, meaning that providers worked in clinics owned and managed by the insurance company. Over time, more managed care companies have moved to a network model, in which the insurer contracts with a network of community providers. In some cases, these network providers accept capitation payments and the associated risks.

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