OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Florida Medicaid patients would have to seek mental health care through health maintenance organizations (HMOs), not community-based care centers, under a plan inserted into proposed budget bills in the state House. Advocates for the mentally ill are concerned that the plan could diminish care for thousands of people and financially cripple hundreds of small mental health centers. For-profit HMOs already provide inpatient, physician, and pharmacy services for mental health patients. Under the plan in the House budget . . .
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