The role of a payor advisory board in managed mental health care: The IBM approach

  • Boris M. Astrachan
  • Susan Essock
  • Richard Kahn
  • Dale Masi
  • Alan A. McLean
  • Harold Visotsky
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Abstract

In 1990 IBM Corporation initiated a novel mental health plan. This paper describes the IBM plan and the development of the relationship between IBM, and its managed care vendor and an independent mental health advisory board. Areas in which effective collaboration were established are discussed, such as provider credentialing standards, development of clinical review processes, among others. Two years following implementation of the program, it was found that utilization costs had decreased by 7%.

Keywords

Public Health Health Care Mental Health Mental Health Care Health Plan 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris M. Astrachan
    • 1
  • Susan Essock
    • 2
  • Richard Kahn
    • 3
  • Dale Masi
    • 4
  • Alan A. McLean
    • 5
  • Harold Visotsky
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry (M/C 913)University of IllinoisChicago
  2. 2.State of Connecticut Department of Mental HealthUSA
  3. 3.IBMUSA
  4. 4.University of MarylandUSA
  5. 5.Cornell Medical CollegeUSA
  6. 6.Northwestern University Medical SchoolUSA

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