A survival strategy for an academic psychiatry department in a managed care environment

E. S. Harris, J. Neufeld, Robert E Hales, D. Hilty

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Abstract

The changing economics of medical practice have had a profound effect on the educational, research, and service missions of academic departments of psychiatry across the country. The authors describe the development of a managed behavioral health care organization in their parent academic health system as a survival strategy for allowing their department to function in a managed care environment. They present a series of lessons learned in this effort to adapt to a highly volatile managed behavioral health care market: Know how you fit into your market as well as your institution, form cooperative alliances within and outside of your institution, provide incentives to manage risk, focus on core competencies, innovate in your areas of strength, and collect data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1654-1655
Number of pages2
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume52
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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