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Mental health carve-outs: effects and implications.
Med Care Res Rev. 1999; 56 Suppl 2:37-59.MC

Abstract

To control the rise in expenditures and to increase access to mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) services, a growing number of employers and states are implementing a "carve-out." Under this arrangement, the sponsor separates insurance benefits by disease or condition, service category, or population and contracts separately for the management of care and/or associated risks. A carve-out allows a unique set of managed care techniques to be applied to a subset of particularly costly or complex benefits. This article describes various carve-out models, discusses the potential advantages and disadvantages of a full carve-out, and summarizes recent public and private sector research regarding the strategy's effects on access and use, cost savings and shifting, and quality of care. It concludes by discussing approaches to the assessment and monitoring of the processes and outcomes associated with a MH/SA carve-out.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Michigan, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10327823

Citation

Grazier, K L., and L L. Eselius. "Mental Health Carve-outs: Effects and Implications." Medical Care Research and Review : MCRR, vol. 56 Suppl 2, 1999, pp. 37-59.
Grazier KL, Eselius LL. Mental health carve-outs: effects and implications. Med Care Res Rev. 1999;56 Suppl 2:37-59.
Grazier, K. L., & Eselius, L. L. (1999). Mental health carve-outs: effects and implications. Medical Care Research and Review : MCRR, 56 Suppl 2, 37-59.
Grazier KL, Eselius LL. Mental Health Carve-outs: Effects and Implications. Med Care Res Rev. 1999;56 Suppl 2:37-59. PubMed PMID: 10327823.
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