HSM420 Managed Behavioral Healthcare

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HSM420 Managed Behavioral Healthcare
What factors surrounding behavioral health create special challenges and special considerations for managed…

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HSM420 Managed Behavioral Healthcare

HSM420 Managed Behavioral Healthcare

Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 27 Pages

What factors surrounding behavioral health create special challenges and special considerations for managed care programs? How is managed behavioral healthcare different from managed acute medical or managed acute surgical care?  The need for behavioral healthcare coverage is ever-growing in this country.  What is the problem with providing adequate coverage?  Do you think that if patients stopped using the ER as a doctor’s office and used it for emergencies only that there would be adequate staff?…

Why is it that society deems behavioral health as taboo?  Because of this, many fail to seek help.  What can be done to change the perception of behavioral health?  What can managed care plans and the Affordable Care Act do to make managing mental health less challenging and more efficient?  If we are increasing access, we need to increase providers.

What can be done to entice individuals to seek a career in behavioral health?  Does the fact that the benefits are minimal which means receiving payment may be difficult have anything to do with the lack of providers?…