Behavioral Health Issue Brief Series No. 3
Mental Health; Legal; Substance Abuse; Managed Care Contracting
The development of managed behavioral health care carve-out contracts covering a discrete subset of benefits available for use by persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders poses major challenges for public purchasers. This Issue Brief explores several key issues that arise when drafting such agreements. Many of the issues that arise in the drafting of carve-out agreements will require the public purchaser to resolve basic policy questions well before the drafting of requests for proposals or contracts can proceed.
Teitelbaum, Joel B.; Rosenbaum, Sara J.; Burgess, William; and DeCourcy, Leilani, "Selected Key Issues in the Development and Drafting of Public Managed Behavioral Health Care Carve-Out Contracts" (1998). Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs. Paper 20.