Impact of Managed Care in the Schools This article examines the effect of managed care on the types of children and services offered in the schools. The role of cost containment in service delivery in the schools relative to managed care is described. Skills that the speech-language pathologist must develop and maintain in the school systems in ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 1998
Impact of Managed Care in the Schools
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mary Ann O’Brien
    Consultant, Webster, NY
  • Nancy P. Huffman
    Consultant, Churchville, NY
  • Contact author: Mary Ann O’Brien, 497 Whiting Road, Webster, NY 14580.
    Contact author: Mary Ann O’Brien, 497 Whiting Road, Webster, NY 14580.×
Article Information
School-Based Settings / Practice Management / Clinical Forum: Treatment Outcomes and Efficacy in Schools
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 1998
Impact of Managed Care in the Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1998, Vol. 29, 263-269. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2904.263
History: Received November 24, 1997 , Accepted April 28, 1998
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1998, Vol. 29, 263-269. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2904.263
History: Received November 24, 1997; Accepted April 28, 1998

This article examines the effect of managed care on the types of children and services offered in the schools. The role of cost containment in service delivery in the schools relative to managed care is described. Skills that the speech-language pathologist must develop and maintain in the school systems in this era of managed care are outlined. Case management skills, definition of critical outcomes of service, and building and maintaining team approaches to communication problems are also emphasized.

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