Recently, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania initiated plans to implement a mandated behavioral health carve-out program for Medicaid-eligible persons.
The Consultation-Liaison Association of Philadelphia (CLAP) discovered that there was no provision for the coverage ofpsychiatric services for patients with concomitant medical illness.
As a result, the authors responded by initiating a series of actions aimed at ensuring inclusion of such services as part of mental health services to be delivered.
CLAP developed a brief position paper that includes a description of the need for such services, the types of services typically delivered, the impact ofpsychiatric input in the medical setting on costs and other outcomes, and a specific set of recommendations.
These efforts have lead to the inclusion of consultation-liaison services in the new plan.
A description of recent changes in Medicaid, including expansion of managed care plans, the status of mental health carve outs, and the possibility for inclusion of psychiatric consultations for the medically ill within these plans, is detailed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie liaison, Besoin, Offre, Service santé, Secteur public, Soin intégré, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Homme, Medicaid
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Liaison psychiatry, Need, Offer, Health service, Public sector, Managed care, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Health system, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0227959
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/06/1997.