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So many kids and adults suffer from mental health and mental illness. For millions of people, mental health issues are attributed to anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns, such as stress, sleep disorders, and relationships and family difficulties that lead to emotional and physical abuse. Why this happening and what it’s being done about it? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the governmental lead agency whose main focus is to provide leadership for improving the quality and availability of treatment and prevention services for mental illness and substance abuse. This paper will discuss the principles for Systems of Managed Care set forth by the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and correlation with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations for redesigning the healthcare system.
A Case Study on the Principles for Systems of Managed Care set forth by
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS was created by Congress in an effort to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disorders. CMHS accomplishes its mission by helping States improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental illness, their families, and communities. CMHS recognizes that as the Nation moves towards managed care delivery systems, the responsibility to deliver quality, accessible, comprehensive, cost-effective, public health and welfare to our communities needs to be a collective shared effort among all stakeholders. In order to cultivate this collective effort, CMHS developed six guiding principles: Quality of care, consumer participation and rights, accessibility, affordability, linkages and integration, and accountability (SAMHSA). This paper will discuss these six...
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