A Complete and Up-to-Date Guide for Students and Practitioners
A roadmap to managed care
This book represents a pioneering effort by one of the mostknowledgeable experts in the industry. It is must reading forstudents training in psychiatry, psychology, clinical social work,marriage and family therapy, and related fields.
--Larry J. Bloom, professor of psychology and licensed clinicalpsychologist, Colorado State University
An experienced clinician and expert in the field of managed healthcare, Gayle Zieman has created an introductory guide that can serveas a textbook to help navigate the often complex roads of managedcare. Comprehensive in scope, the book is written for graduatestudents and veteran professionals alike. The Handbook of ManagedBehavioral Healthcare offers an informative and often surprisingoverview of managed care's history, including information on itsunexpected beginnings as a not-for-profit enterprise. The authoralso includes samples of commonly used contracts, forms, andprotocols, and offers useful suggestions and recommAndations on abreadth of topics including: how to get on managed care panels; howto attract clients; how to provide services that benefit both theclient and the customer or third-party payer; how to navigate theins and outs of compensation; and much more. This book is a timelyaddition to the literature on the topic of managed care and offersbehavioral health care professionals a practical and much-neededresource.