OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
There is general consensus throughout the managed behavioral health industry that the best way to manage inpatient care is to have dedicated inpatient utilization management (UM) clinicians perform concurrent review on a frequent, often daily, basis. At the same time, a different group of UM clinicians is managing outpatient utilization. In this system, the consumer move through the continuum of care and is transferred from one group of UM clinicians to the other. Managed care organizations employ legions of . . .