Managed Care & Developmental Disabilities
Reconciling the Realities of Managed Care with the Individual Needs of Persons with Disabilities
"The combination of a future recession and the aging of the nation's population is likely to keep the pressure on states to expand managed care plans in their Medicaid program, which likely will increasingly include the developmental disabilities population." –Dale Mitchell, Ph.D.
Treatment options, and along with them the medical care delivery system in this country, continue to be a complex national issue. Dr. Mitchell explains in clear, jargon-free language the history of managed care, its present implications for people with developmental disabilities, and what the future will likely bring. Professionals, providers, consumers, families and public officials can all learn what plans are needed to help ensure the best quality care for people with developmental disabilities in the current and future financial climates.