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Authors: Bentson H. McFarland, Dennis McCarty, and Anne E. Kovas (Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon) 
Book Description:
People with substance abuse problems often depend on Medicaid to pay for treatment. Health Care Reform, as specified in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, will increase the importance of Medicaid as a payment system for chemical dependency care. Now entering its second 50 years, Medicaid is a unique partnership of federal and state agencies financing health care services for low income people. This book is an invaluable resource for patients, family members, clinicians, administrators, and policy-makers concerned about ways to pay for addiction treatment. Written by national experts, the book summarizes the provisions of Medicaid of most relevance to substance abuse treatment, reviews the pertinent history of this complex and ever changing program, and describes key findings from numerous “natural experiments” such as the implementation of Medicaid managed behavioral health care as well as cutbacks in Medicaid coverage. The book is a convenient resource for students in health care professions learning about Medicaid as well as for administrators interested in optimizing provision of care for people with substance abuse problems. Legislators, too, will find that the book documents numerous lessons learned over the last two decades of rapid change in Medicaid.

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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction: Medicaid and Medicaid Coverage for Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Disorders;pp. 1-5
(Bentson H. McFarland & Dennis McCart, Dept. of Psychiatry and Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University,Portland, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Overview of Medicaid and Substance Abuse Treatment;pp. 7-16
(Patrick M. Lanahan, Alicia C. Smith, John O’Brien, & Dennis McCarty, Ohio Dept. of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Columbus Ohio, and others)

Chapter 3. Insurance Instability: Replacement of Aid to Families with Dependent Children by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Impact on Medicaid Clients with Substance Abuse Problems;pp. 17-46
(Laura Schmidt, Tammy Tam, James Wiley, & Constance M. Weisner, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Dept. of Anthropology,University of California, San Francisco,USA, and others)

Section Two: Medicaid, Managed Care, and Special Populations

Chapter 4. History of Medicaid Managed Care and Substance Abuse Treatment;pp. 47-109
(Norman Penner, Bentson H. McFarland, Anne E. Kovas, Dept. of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Medicaid Managed Care for Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Clients;pp. 111-121
(David Hughes, Virginia Mulkern, & Sarah Witham, Human Services Research Institute, Cambridge,Ma,USA)

Chapter 6. Medicaid Managed Care and Drug Court Outcomes;pp. 123-161
(Douglas A. Bigelow, Michael Finigan, Shannon Carey, et al.,Dept. of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland,USA and others)

Chapter 7. Research and Evaluation Challenges Pertaining to Medicaid Clients with Substance Abuse: Indeterminacy in Data Linkage;pp. 163-179
(Anton Cox & Douglas A. Bigelow, Dept. of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University,Portland,USA)

Chapter 8. Medicaid and Methadone;pp. 181-202
(Dennis D. Deck, RMC Research Corporation, Portland,OR,USA)

Chapter 9. Concurrent Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Medicaid Clients in Publicly Funded Treatment Systems;pp. 203-222
(Roy M. Gabriel, Bentson H. McFarland, Brigid Zani & Lynn McCamant, RMC Research Corporation,Portland,OR,USA, and others)

Section Three: Medicaid Cutbacks

Chapter 10. Impact of Eliminating Medicaid Treatment Benefits;pp. 223-230
(Dennis D. Deck & Roy M. Gabriel, RMC Research Corporation,Portland,OR, USA)

Chapter 11. Eliminating Then (sort of) Restoring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Benefits in the Oregon Health Plan: Effects on Treatment for the Most Vulnerable Medicaid Clients;pp. 231-237
(Roy M. Gabriel, Dennis D. Deck, Chandra K. Lewis, et al., RMC Research Corporation, Portland, Or., USA)

Chapter 12. The Impact of Oregon Health Plan Cuts on Substance Abuse Treatment;pp. 239-251
(Matthew J. Carlson, Bill J. Wright & Robert A. Low, Dept. of Sociology, Portland State University, OR and others)

Section Four: Future of Medicaid

Chapter 13. Potential of Enhanced Demographic and Social Data in Prediction of Health Care Costs Related to Substance Abuse in Medicaid and Privately Insured Populations;pp. 253-269
(Frances L. Lynch, Bentson H. McFarland, John F. Dickerson, et al., Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Or. USA and others)

Chapter 14. State Innovations for Enhancing Access to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment;pp. 271-281
(Dennis McCarty, Eldon Edmundson, Carla A. Green, et al., Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University,Portland and others)

Chapter 15. Conclusion: Medicaid and Substance Abuse Treatment in the Next Half-Century;pp. 283-284
(Bentson H. McFarland, Dept. of APsychiatry and Public Health and Preventive Medicine,Oregon Health and Science University, Portland,USA and others)

Index pp.285-

      Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 292.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-756-4
   Status: AV
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