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Psychological Treatment Treatment Trends Two current trends that affect the treatment of psychological disorders are managed care and deinstitutionalization. Managed Care Managed care is an arrangement in which an organization, such as a health maintenance organization (HMO), acts as an intermediary between a person seeking health care and a treatment provider. People buy insurance plans from HMOs and then pay only a small copayment each time they get healthcare services. Prior to managed care, health care was done through fee-for-service arrangements. In fee-for-service arrangements, people pay for any health care services they believe they need. They may then be reimbursed by insurance companies or government health care programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. The advantages of managed care are that consumers pay lower fees to providers and that money is not usually spent on medically unnecessary services. Criticisms of Managed Care
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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