Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 289-306

First online:

Managed mental health care in the United States: A status report

  • Lloyd I. SedererAffiliated withClinical Services, McLean Hospital
  • , Michael J. BennettAffiliated withMerit Behavioral Care

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The authors review managed mental health care in the United States. Six areas are addressed: what is insurable, carve-ins and carve-outs, networks, liability, ethics, and teaching and research. The paper concludes with a list of principles for managing care.