Family preservation service agencies in the State of Kansas have undergone major changes since the implementation of a managed care model of service delivery in 1996. This qualitative study examines the successes and barriers experienced by agency directors in utilization of a managed care system. Outcome/ performance measures utilized by the State of Kansas are reviewed, and contributing factors to the successes and limitations of the program are discussed. Included in these reviews is an analysis and presentation of literature and research which has been used as support for the current program structure. Recommendations for further evolution of practice are proposed.
Pheatt, Melanie; Douglas, Becky; Wilson, Lori; Brook, Jody; and Berry, Marianne
"Family Preservation Services under Managed Care: Current Practices and Future Directions,"
Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol5/iss1/5