Peers, Peer Organizations Partnering with Managed Care Organizations

From The Key Assistance Report, published by the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse.
Increasingly, MCOs–which contract with state and county governments as well as individual employers to provide health care through public programs (Medicaid and Medicare) and commercial or private insurance–are hiring peers (individuals in recovery from from behavioral health conditions) in a variety of roles: from advisory to leadership, at state and national levels. The goal is to improve services, save money, and offer an important perspective that too often has been lost in health care delivery. At the same time, peer-run organizations are partnering with MCOs to provide important services on a larger scale. These partnerships can be very rewarding, experts say. To read more, check out this link!

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