In this economic-clinical review of home care services, the reader finds a brief economic history of psychiatric services in this country, several models of psychiatric care, an illustration of the burdens borne by families when such services are unavailable, and strategies for developing "managed care-friendly" services programs. This book addresses real-world issues of designing services models that meet the clinical needs of an underserved population while also appealing to the economic imperatives of managed care.
@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Economic models of home care in a managed care environment
- Standard clinical goals of home care
- Recommended guidelines for home care services
- Clinical vignettes
- Family burdens of home care
- "New players" in psychiatric home care
- Managed care-friendly payment models
- Use of paraprofessionals in home care
- Coordination of inpatient and home care services
Mental health administrators, managed care executives, medical directors, clinicians interested in entering this market--nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists--medical economists, and policy makers in government and industry.
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- © Academic Press 1999
- 28th June 1999
- Academic Press
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Alan Menikoff, M.S.W., M.B.A., has worked in community psychiatry as clinician, supervisor, manager, and chief executive officer in the not-for-profit and commercial mental health sectors. Mr. Menikoff is the founder of U.S. Behavioral Home Care, Inc., a New York City-based psyciatric home care company. Mr. Menikoff's publications include articles on group therapy and a comprehensive review of the national costs of schizophrenia, co-authored with Dr. Kenneth G. Terkelsen.
US Behavioral Home Care, Inc., New York, U.S.A.