ERIC Number: ED425558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Managed Care and Long-Term Services for People with Mental Retardation. ARC Q&A.
Arc, Arlington, TX.
This fact sheet uses a question-and-answer format to summarize issues related to managed care and long-term services for people with mental retardation. Questions and answers address the following topics: the evolving concept of "managed care"; the application of managed care to provide cost-efficient long-term services for people with mental retardation; how a managed care model might be utilized to provide long-term services; how managed care may affect long-term services for people with mental retardation; concerns that principles of consumer and family direction may be compromised; the role of the states in the delivery of managed care services; potential problems in managed long-term care services (such as a decline in use of needed specialist services); ways in which managed care might result in a better quality service system; and the role of consumers and advocates in managed care services. (DB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Government Role, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services, Long Range Planning, Medical Services, Mental Retardation, Models
Arc National Headquarters, 500 E. Border St., S-300, Arlington, TX 76010; Tel:: 817-261-6003; TDD: 817-277-0553.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.