OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that it will phase in the application of its Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization (MBHO) Accreditation standards to managed care organizations (MCOs) over the next three years. The timetable was set as follows: ln 1999, health plans must meet the new Coordination and Continuity of Care standards requiring plans to facilitate open and ongoing communication and coordination between behavioral health and medical providers. By . . .
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