States develop behavioral health innovations to relieve stressed budgets, increase efficiency

March 2007
State Health Watch;Mar2007, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p1
The article discusses a study by researchers from DMA Health Strategies on practices related to purchasing and quality improvement being implemented by states in behavioral health care in the U.S. To determine innovative projects, researchers interviewed experts in the field and surveyed mental and health substance directors in all 50 states. The practices have several categories including criminal justice/mental health collaboration, system integration and quality improvement.


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