TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP PERFORMANCE QUALITY MEASURES FOR MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

Chair: John M. Colmers, Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission

Appointed by Maryland Health Care Commission: Faith M. Couvillon; David Nace, M.D.; Jon P. Shematek, M.D.

Appointed by Maryland Psychological Association: Paul C. Berman, Ph.D.

Appointed by Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Maryland: Peggy Soderstrom, Ph.D.

Appointed by Maryland Psychiatric Society: Harry A. Brandt, M.D.

Appointed by Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work: James E. Gach

Ex officio: Brian M. Hepburn, M.D., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; John M. Colmers, Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission; Steven B. Larsen, Maryland Insurance Commissioner.

Staff: Barbara G. McLean (410) 764-3566
Zebulon (Zeke) Barbour (410) 764-3448

c/o Maryland Health Care Commission
4201 Patterson Ave., 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-3448
e-mail: bmclean@mhcc.state.md.us
e-mail: zbarbour@mhcc.state.md.us
fax: (410) 358-1236


Final Report to Senate Finance Committee & House Economic Matters Committee due Dec. 15, 2000.

The Task Force to Develop Performance Quality Measures for Managed Behavioral Health Care Organizations was created in 1999 (Chapter 579, Acts of 1999). The Task Force will develop measures of quality for use by health care organizations that provide behavioral health care services to their members or enrollees. Behavioral health care services include treatment for mental illness, emotional disorders, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse.

On December 15, 1999, the Task Force submitted its interim report to the Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee.

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