Despite a much larger incursion of managed care into behavioral health than into the rest of health care, there has been serious fragmentation of efforts to ensure quality of care. One way to approach increasing quality is to build consensus among the variety of accrediting bodies as to what constitutes quality behavioral health care and how to measure it. This project is a partnership between the American College of Mental Health Administration and five major U.S. accrediting organizations to produce consensus to identify the most important items to measure in behavioral health. These items will be focused on outcomes to improve the quality of care for people with mental and addictive disorders.
Amount Awarded $45,000.00
Awarded on: 12/16/1998
Time frame: 12/15/1998 - 12/14/2000
Grant Number: 35462