The Handbook of Managed Behavioral Healthcare
A Complete and Up-to-Date Guide for Students and Practitioners.
By Gayle L. Zieman.
A roadmap to managed care.
This book represents a pioneering effort by one of the most knowledgeable experts in the
industry. It is must reading for students training in psychiatry, psychology, clinical social
work, marriage and family therapy, and related fields.
--Larry J. Bloom, professor of psychology and licensed clinical psychologist, Colorado State
An experienced clinician and expert in the field of managed health care, Gayle Zieman has
created an introductory guide that can serve as a textbook to help navigate the often complex
roads of managed care. Comprehensive in scope, the book is written for graduate students
and veteran professionals alike. The Handbook of Managed Behavioral Healthcare offers an
informative and often surprising overview of managed cares history, including information on
its unexpected beginnings as a not-for-profit enterprise. The author also includes samples of
commonly used contracts, forms, and protocols, and offers useful suggestions and
recommendations on a breadth of topics including: how to get on managed care panels; how to
attract clients; how to provide services that benefit both the client and the customer or
third-party payer; how to navigate the ins and outs of compensation; and much more. This
book is a timely addition to the literature on the topic of managed care and offers behavioral
health care professionals a practical and much-needed resource.