Behavioral Health Issue Brief Series No. 9
Workforce Issues; Underserved Populations; Mental Health; Managed Care Contracting
This Issue Brief, prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), examines contracts between managed care organizations (MCOs) and community-based providers of mental illness and addiction disorder treatment and prevention services (MI/AD providers). Building upon initial research published in 1997, this brief explores in depth one of the most hidden aspects of managed care: the relationship between the managed care organizations and health care providers.
Rosenbaum, Sara J.; Teitelbaum, Joel B.; Mauery, D. Richard; Zakheim, Marcie; and Golde, Michael, "An Evaluation of Agreements Between Managed Care Organizations and Community-Based Mental Illness and Addiction Disorder Treatment and Prevention Providers" (2000). Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs. Paper 17.