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Organization and Financing

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  • American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association
    This association represents several managed behavioral healthcare organizations, and promotes this industry in policy matters. The association works to achieve legislative and experience-based mental health and substance abuse parity in health benefits.

  • Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management
    The individual membership section of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, representing more than 600 behavioral healthcare executives.

  • Behavioral Health Headlines (BHH)
    This database includes all past issues of State Behavioral Health Headlines and is fully searchable by several characteristics: you can search by one or all of the menu terms; to search by date, enter appropriate start and/or end dates; you may also specify one or more States and/or one or more keywords. The database can be searched for specific words using the full text feature or by using the specific journal/newspaper volume and issue.

  • Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
    A nonprofit, policy resource center that promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

  • Consumer-Operated Services Program
    This is a multi-site research initiative was designed to examine the effect of consumer-operated mental health services and determine how participation in such services affects overall costs to patients, facilities, and the health care system in general. Funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the research involves seven study sites, including include drop-in centers, education and advocacy training programs, and peer or mutual support programs, and a coordinating center.

    An internet self-service for individuals, families, and small businesses seeking health insurance plans.

  • Employee Benefit Research Institute
    The Employee Benefit Research Institute is a nonpartisan and nonprofit research organization that provides information on issues related to the provision of employee benefits.

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    This site is provided by SAMHSA and details what effects the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has on the provision of substance abuse and mental health services.

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
    This commission performs health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. It also accepts complaints about health care organizations.

  • Medicare: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
    This is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare, the Nation’s largest health insurance program. It is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs the Nation’s Medicare program.

  • Mental Health Parity Act
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services provides background information on the Mental Health Parity Act, the full text of the act, and answers to some common questions about this law.

  • National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils
    A network of advocates, parents and consumers involved with state mental health planning across the country and supported by the federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).

  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
    The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Nation's Public Mental Health System through policy development, information dissemination, and technical assistance.

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans.

  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
    This council is a nonprofit trade association for community providers of addiction and mental health services. Consulting services are provided to healthcare providers and educational resources are provided to council members.

  • National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
    The NQMC allows users to search for evidence-based quality measures related to a specific disease or condition, treatment, age range, gender, vulnerable population, setting of care or contributing organization.

  • Office of Organization and Financing
    This site describes the workings of the Office of Organization and Financing within the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • Social Security Online
    Federal agency responsible for the administration of disability and employment support for persons with disabilities, and retirees. The web site links users to Social Security regional and local offices.

  • State Children's Health Insurance Program
    The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 created a new children's health insurance program called the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This program gave each state permission to offer health insurance for children, up to age 19, who are not already insured. SCHIP is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services.

  • State Health Facts Online by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
    The Foundation disseminates information about health care issues and policies for health care professionals, policy makers, and the general public. State Health Facts online provides health care demographics on a state level.

  • Staunton Farm Foundation
    The goal of the foundation is to award grants to non-profit organizations for mental health treatment, care and support through programming that purposes to restore individuals to their optimal functioning and productivity in society. The Staunton Farm Foundation's funding is limited to the ten-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

  • The Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health: Chapter 6–Organizing and Financing Mental Health Services
    This link discusses research about the organization and financing of mental health services and their cost and quality.

  • Understanding Your Mental Health Insurance
    This informational page discusses the basics of mental health insurance and is provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Workplace Managed Care
    Promising approaches to substance abuse prevention and early intervention in the workplace under a managed care environment can be found at this site.

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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