Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 289–306

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


  • Lloyd I. Sederer
    • Clinical ServicesMcLean Hospital
  • Michael J. Bennett
    • Merit Behavioral Care

DOI: 10.1007/BF02106809

Cite this article as:
Sederer, L.I. & Bennett, M.J. Adm Policy Ment Health (1996) 23: 289. doi:10.1007/BF02106809


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.

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