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Health Care Reform - Survive It!Welcome to CEU By Net - Where It's All Online, and Oh So Affordable!  

Texas LPCs, California LPCCs, Florida LMHCs and CAPs, LCPCs, LMHPs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LCDCs, and Behavioral Health Professionals in Most Other States Can Earn Online CEUs Here.   

Effortless, Unlimited CEUs $54.95 


Health Care Reform (a.k.a., Managed Care at a national level) has arrived, and there are clinical and ethical implications for all of us.  We offer more than 125 Credit Hours of continuing education on this website, but the main focus of this page is a single course - Managed Care 4A.  


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Managed Care - Avoid the Pain!

If you are already involved in a public sector managed care conversion, be prepared to shout YES! - or maybe NO! - as you scroll through our no-holds-barred slides and humorous artwork. Who says that Continuing Education has to be boring?  Take this course!  Avoid the pain of Health Care Reform. 


CEU By Net's state and national certifications and licenses - which allow us to provide Online Continuing Education - date back nine years.  In that time, we have served over 30,000 licensed professionals on our website - the majority, during the past three years.  CEU By Net is NBCC ACEP #6338.  For a list of our other credentials, go here.


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Licenses of those taking our courses include LCSW, LPC,  LMFT, LMHC, PLPC, PC, APC, LPCC, LPCA, CPC, LPCP, LCPC , LPCMH, LMHC, LCMHC, LMHP, PCMHC, LIMHP, PC, APC, MHSP, LGPC, CEAP, MFCC, LMFC, MFTI, MFCI, RIC, RP,  IMFT, CMFT, LSAT, CSAC, LCDC, LCDP, CADC, LADC, LADAC, LPAT, Pastoral Counselors, CPT, Rehabilitation Therapists (RT), and other mental health and addiction professionals.  


So What's This Course 4A About? 'This is Managed Care - and Its Impact on YOU!'  a.k.a. 'It's Not Your Grandpa's Chevy! It's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!'  

need_fast_description_of_coursesWANT A FAST TO-THE-POINT DESCRIPTION of what's covered in this course? Just hop on over to our course catalog now and take a look. If you want a detailed look at this course, just click the link in the catalog and we'll bring you right back to this page. Or ....   just read on!  

utilization_review_is_an_essential_function_for_social_workersIf you are a mental health or substance abuse treatment provider and are concerned about Managed Care this online Continuing Education (CE) FlexiCourse 4A is timely and relevant. It's inexpensive. It's in a PDF slideshow format.

This online CEU course provides an unvarnished view of what has CHANGED due to the coming of Managed Care to the Mental Health (MH) and Chemical Dependency (CD) / Substance Abuse (SA) treatment fields - including what can go WRONG in Managed Care plans, and what type of Provider Agreements to seek out and which to avoid.

The course also provides specific detail about the 4 core elements which determine your client's eligibility for the service you are requesting, i.e., the 'Medical Necessity of Treatment'.  THIS is the main issue with which providers struggle, under the new Health Care Reform!  Understand it, today!

 This Managed Care Course (FlexiCourse 4A) earns 6.25 credit hours (4.25 for NBCC and BBS). It contains the first 2 modules from FlexiCourse 5A. Bite-sized portions of this course are found in MiniCourses 1B and 1C.  


Jump directly to the Managed Care Catalog.


CEU FlexiCourse 4A contains the course materials for two (2) separate CE certificates - Module 101 and Module 201. 

Module 101- FlexiCourse 4A -  Managed Care In Public Health Programs: It's Not Your Grandpa's Chevy!

This PDF slideshow presentation gives you a basic, no-holds-barred introduction to the most common problems occurring in behavioral health managed care programs which are put into place by State Government, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Substance Abuse (SA) Block Grant conversions . . . coming on strong all over the country.  

  1. Intro to Goals and Objectives of Behavioral Health Managed Care - 'Why Are They Doing This to Us?'

  2. What can go wrong - at both the MCO end and the Provider end and within the delivery system?

  3. Understanding RISK BASED MANAGED CARE - 'Capitation' Contracts (the primary type of State Managed Care Contract including Medicaid) - and the MAJOR ways that they impact providers in both clinical and financial ways.

  4. Intro to the important clinical concerns and opportunities for treatment providers under a managed care contract.  back to top


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Managed CareModule 201- FlexiCourse 4A

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Managed Care, Including Clinical and Program Options for Professionals


Are there different kinds of Managed Care plans? Yes indeed. There's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - for the Managed Care companies AND for the providers! But we don't just throw you out there - we identify those plans that are 'mostly safe' (like Fee for Service and Case Rates) vs. those that are 'nerve wracking' vs. those with 'don't even think about it!' written all over them.  

1. Understanding the impact of this new health care approach upon providers.

2. Review of 'What's a Capitation Contract' - the primary type of State-HMO managed care contract used in Medicaid and Medicare managed care conversions. Can it possibly work? Yes. And what about FEE FOR SERVICE?

3. Understanding a couple of other Managed Care designs - one is The Good, and one The Truly Ugly (Watch Out! Run Fast!).

4. And should providers take on ANY of these high-risk arrangements, working as a provider for an HMO? Or as the 'substitute' for an HMO? What kind of risk are they taking? And can they succeed in any of these arrangements? (Answer: Yes.)

5. How does Managed Care affect the way that we deliver treatment to Mental Health and Chemical Dependency clients? Here's some creative service options for treatment providers which allow more autonomy. 



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