Managing Managed Care II: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals
Managing Managed Care II: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals, Second Edition, provides an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use method for documenting and communicating the necessity, appropriateness, and course of treatment for managed care review. Using the Patient Impairment Profile method, practitioners can convincingly convey a clinical rationale for treatment, efficiently track progress over time, and demonstrate favorable patient outcomes.
Keeping pace with the evolving and expanding presence of managed care, the authors have extensively revised and enlarged the previous edition. New clinical research on the validity and reliability of the impairment terminology has produced a much-improved, clinically valid, and statistically reliable impairment lexicon. Detailed severity rating qualifiers, reference lists of patient objectives, and a useful glossary have been added. All regulations have also been updated.
Managing Managed Care II is reference and valuable resource for mental health practitioners and for the individuals who monitor and review treatment. By providing concise, relevant, and outcome-focused treatment information, practitioners become proactive participants in managed care while adeptly articulating the value and quality of their services.
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The Public Demand for Practitioner Accountability
The Need for a CommonLanguage Treatment Terminology
Impairments and the Diagnosis
Impairments and the Justification for Treatment
Impairment Severity and the Appropriateness of Treatment
Treatment Goals and the Patient Objectives
Practitioner Interventions and the Treatment Plan
Patient Progress and Outcome