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Cost and Incentives in a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Carve Out

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  • Ching-to Albert Ma

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  • Thomas G. McGuire

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This paper examines the changes in costs of mental health and substance abuse services ina carve out program initiated in 1993 by the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) of the Commonwealth of of Massachusetts, and related those changes to initiatives in the contract the GIC agreed upon with the managed behavioral health vendor.

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Paper provided by Boston University - Industry Studies Programme in its series Papers with number 0081.

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Date of creation: May 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:bostin:0081

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