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

Chair: Barbara Gill McLean, Interim 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; Barbara Gill McLean, Interim Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission; Steven B. Larsen, Maryland Insurance Commissioner.

Staff: Barbara Gill 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; fax: (410) 358-1236
e-mail: bmclean@mhcc.state.md.us
e-mail: zbarbour@mhcc.state.md.us

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 developed 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. The Task Force final report was submitted in December 2000.

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