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The Handbook of Managed Behavioral Healthcare: A Complete and Up-to-Date Guide for Students and Practitioners

The Handbook of Managed Behavioral Healthcare: A Complete and Up-to-Date Guide for Students and Practitioners

Gayle L. Zieman

ISBN: 978-0-787-94153-6

Aug 1998

240 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$58.00

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A roadmap to managed care

This book represents a pioneering effort by one of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. It is must reading for students training in psychiatry, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and related fields.
--Larry J. Bloom, professor of psychology and licensed clinical psychologist, Colorado State University

An experienced clinician and expert in the field of managed health care, Gayle Zieman has created an introductory guide that can serve as a textbook to help navigate the often complex roads of managed care. Comprehensive in scope, the book is written for graduate students and veteran professionals alike. The Handbook of Managed Behavioral Healthcare offers an informative and often surprising overview of managed care's history, including information on its unexpected beginnings as a not-for-profit enterprise. The author also includes samples of commonly used contracts, forms, and protocols, and offers useful suggestions and recommAndations on a breadth of topics including: how to get on managed care panels; how to attract clients; how to provide services that benefit both the client and the customer or third-party payer; how to navigate the ins and outs of compensation; and much more. This book is a timely addition to the literature on the topic of managed care and offers behavioral health care professionals a practical and much-needed resource.
Managed Care: Healthcare's New Foundation.

Nearly 100 Years of Managed Care.

Anatomy and Physiology of a Managed Care Organization.

What Managed Care Plans Look for in Clinicians.

Assessing Managed Plans: A Clinician's Perspective.

Understanding the Provider Subcontract.

The Credentialing Process.

The Finances of Managed Care.

The Emphasis Upon Quality Improvement.

Managed Care in the Public Sector.

Today's Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations.

Ethical Issues in Managed Care.

A Future in Managed Care.
"The Handbook of Managed Behavioral Healthcare really delivers the sort of practical, valuable information and analysis that most others in the field only promise. The book is up-to-date, intelligent, and immediately useful. I give it two thumbs up." (James Randolph Hillard, professor and chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine)

"This book represents a pioneering effort by one of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry. It is must reading for students training in psychiatry, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and related fields." (Larry J. Bloom, professor of psychology, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University)

"The Handbook pulls together the literature and practical experiences from the clincial, academic, and business worlds resulting in a well integrated, comprehensive textbook of managed behavioral health care." (Randall C. Wyatt, Ph.D., adjunct professor, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda Corporate Clinical Director, Pathmakers Psychological Services)