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Friday's Progress Notes - March 26, 1999
Mental Health Information - Vol. 3 Issue 11
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1. Mental Health Patient Bill of Rights
2. Unethical managed care practices
3. Treating sicker patients with fewer resources
4. State legislation on managed care
5. AMA on health care legislation
6. Follow the status of legislation
7. Treatment in an era of limited resources
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- Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychotherapy
- Risk Management: The Application of Law and Ethics to Risk Management
- Nine Ethical Values of Master Therapists
- Receiving Gifts from Clients: Ethical and Therapeutic Issues
- Suicide Assessment and Intervention
- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
- PTSD: Treating Adults, Adolescents, and Children
- HIPAA Made Friendly: How To Become Compliant
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment
- OCD: The Secret Childhood Epidemic
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
The battle for patient rights and quality mental health care is being waged on a number of fronts right now. Those of us who serve the mental health community need to study the
issues carefully and make our voices heard on these important matters. Whatever your
views, please make them known to consumer groups, professional organizations, state
legislators, and Congress.
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John L. Miller, MD
1. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Mental Health Patient's Bill of Rights
This Bill of Rights, developed and supported by fifteen professional organizations, sets forth fundamental principles necessary to ensure quality mental health care and protect
the rights of those seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment. Patients/clients and practitioners are encouraged to examine their insurance coverage and managed care plans in light of these principles.
2. COALITION OF
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS & CONSUMERS
Eleven Unethical Managed Care Practices Every Patient Should Know About
Americans want more than affordable health care--they also want ethical health care. Ethical standards are needed to protect patients, to assure honesty, to maintain minimum standards of quality, and to prevent the wasteful and fraudulent use of health care funds.
Managed Care - Interview with Bryant Welch, JD, PhD
Practitioners are now being asked to treat sicker patients in formats with fewer resources.
4. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Tips for Successful Lobbying
The American Medical Association has a guide to communicating with members of Congress.
Determine the Status of Proposed Legislation
To keep current with the changing status of the various pieces of legislation, search the THOMAS Web site, a service of the Library of Congress.
Treatment of Personality Disorders in an Era of Limited Resources
The author discusses the challenge of treating mental health disorders in an era of capitation and utilization review.
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