Deborah Garnick

Summary

Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Criminal justice outcomes after engagement in outpatient substance abuse treatment
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 46:295-305. 2014
  2. pmc Performance measures for substance use disorders--what research is needed?
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:18. 2012
  3. pmc The Washington circle engagement performance measures' association with adolescent treatment outcomes
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 124:250-8. 2012
  4. pmc Lessons from five states: public sector use of the Washington Circle performance measures
    Deborah W Garnick
    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:241-54. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Management of behavioral health provider networks in private health plans
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:330-41. 2008
  6. pmc Adapting Washington Circle performance measures for public sector substance abuse treatment systems
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:265-77. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Identification and treatment of mental and substance use conditions: health plans strategies
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Med Care 45:1060-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk transfer and accountability in managed care organizations' carve-out contracts
    D W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1502-9. 2001
  9. pmc Are Washington Circle performance measures associated with decreased criminal activity following treatment?
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 33:341-52. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Establishing the feasibility of performance measures for alcohol and other drugs
    Deborah W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:375-85. 2002

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Criminal justice outcomes after engagement in outpatient substance abuse treatment
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 46:295-305. 2014
    ..Clients in facilities with higher engagement rates had a lower hazard of any arrest in NY and OK. Engaging clients in outpatient treatment is a promising approach to decrease their subsequent criminal justice involvement...
  2. pmc Performance measures for substance use disorders--what research is needed?
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 7:18. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc The Washington circle engagement performance measures' association with adolescent treatment outcomes
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 124:250-8. 2012
    ..This study explored the extent to which engagement in outpatient treatment was associated with outcomes and whether demographic/clinical characteristics moderated these relationships...
  4. pmc Lessons from five states: public sector use of the Washington Circle performance measures
    Deborah W Garnick
    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:241-54. 2011
    ..As additional states adopt some of the WC measures, or adopt other performance measurement approaches, these states' experiences could help them to develop implementations based on their particular needs...
  5. doi request reprint Management of behavioral health provider networks in private health plans
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:330-41. 2008
    ..Some standard activities are common, but some health plans are adopting other approaches to retain higher-quality providers...
  6. pmc Adapting Washington Circle performance measures for public sector substance abuse treatment systems
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:265-77. 2009
    ..Ongoing research is needed to examine the reasons for these results, which might include lack of patient interest or commitment, need for quality improvement efforts, or financial issues...
  7. ncbi request reprint Identification and treatment of mental and substance use conditions: health plans strategies
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Med Care 45:1060-7. 2007
    ..Mental health and substance use conditions are under-recognized and under-treated. Private health plans may be able to affect the extent of screening and, thus, identification of enrollees who need treatment...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk transfer and accountability in managed care organizations' carve-out contracts
    D W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1502-9. 2001
    ....
  9. pmc Are Washington Circle performance measures associated with decreased criminal activity following treatment?
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 33:341-52. 2007
    ..Applying the "process-of-care" measures can make a difference when they are used as a target for quality improvement in treatment facilities...
  10. ncbi request reprint Establishing the feasibility of performance measures for alcohol and other drugs
    Deborah W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 23:375-85. 2002
    ..The article discusses issues in interpreting performance measures in several areas: organizational structure of alcohol and other drug services, information available for measurement, and computational issues...
  11. ncbi request reprint Selecting data sources for substance abuse services research
    Deborah W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 22:11-22. 2002
    ..Moreover, it should foster better communication among these stakeholders in collaborative projects to improve the effectiveness of services for people with addictions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Managed care plans' requirements for screening for alcohol, drug, and mental health problems in primary care
    Deborah W Garnick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Manag Care 8:879-88. 2002
    ..To determine managed care organizations' (MCOs) requirements for screening for alcohol, drug, or mental health problems in primary care settings...
  13. ncbi request reprint Performance measures for alcohol and other drug services
    Deborah W Garnick
    Center for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Alcohol Res Health 29:19-26. 2006
    ..The Washington Circle measures--identification, initiation of treatment, and treatment engagement--are a widely used set of performance measures...
  14. pmc Does type of gatekeeping model affect access to outpatient specialty mental health services?
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:104-23. 2007
    ..To measure how a change in gatekeeping model affects utilization of specialty mental health services...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cost sharing for substance abuse and mental health services in managed care plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Brandeis University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 60:101-16. 2003
    ..Future parity initiatives should be examined for how they address differences in cost sharing as well as limits...
  16. ncbi request reprint Quality measurement and accountability for substance abuse and mental health services in managed care organizations
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, MS 035 Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Med Care 40:1238-48. 2002
    ..To analyze managed care organizations' (MCOs') use of behavioral health quality management activities using nationally representative survey data...
  17. doi request reprint Health plans' disease management programs: extending across the medical and behavioral health spectrum?
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass 02454, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:342-53. 2008
    ..In health plans, disease management has penetrated more slowly into behavioral health and depression program characteristics are highly variable...
  18. pmc Benefit limits for behavioral health care in private health plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:15-23. 2009
    ..Plans' access to new managed care tools has not led them to stop using benefit limits for cost containment purposes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Accessing specialty behavioral health treatment in private health plans
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:420-35. 2009
    ..Products with carve-outs differed on several treatment entry dimensions. Findings suggest that health plans focus on timely access and typically do not heavily manage initial entry into outpatient treatment...
  20. pmc Older adults' inpatient and emergency department utilization for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions: relationship with alcohol consumption
    Elizabeth S Levy Merrick
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    J Aging Health 23:86-111. 2011
    ..This study examined the relationship between drinking that exceeds guideline-recommended limits and acute-care utilization for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs) by older Medicare beneficiaries...
  21. pmc Systems-level smoking cessation activities by private health plans
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A14. 2011
    ..This study provides national estimates of systems-level strategies used by private health insurance plans to influence provider delivery of smoking cessation activities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Managed care organizations' use of treatment management strategies for outpatient mental health care
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Schneider Center for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:104-14. 2006
    ..Prevalence varied from 43% to 87% depending on the technique. HMO products and products with specialty behavioral health contracts were more likely to use the techniques. Product type and contracting arrangement had independent effects...
  23. pmc Unhealthy drinking patterns and receipt of preventive medical services by older adults
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1741-8. 2008
    ..Preventive service use among older adults is suboptimal. Unhealthy drinking may constitute a risk factor for failure to receive these services...
  24. ncbi request reprint Unhealthy drinking patterns in older adults: prevalence and associated characteristics
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:214-23. 2008
    ..To examine the prevalence of unhealthy drinking patterns in community-dwelling older adults and its association with sociodemographic and health characteristics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Injury prevalence among children and adolescents with mental retardation
    Elspeth M Slayter
    The Nathan and Toby Starr Center on Mental Retardation, Schneider Institute for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 S St, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Ment Retard 44:212-23. 2006
    ..9% Medicaid beneficiaries ages 1 to 20 with mental retardation had at least one injury claim as compared with 23.5% of those without mental retardation. Prevalence rates are reported by gender and age for a variety of injury types...
  26. ncbi request reprint Management of access to branded psychotropic medications in private health plans
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Clin Ther 29:371-80. 2007
    ..Little is known about how these policies are being applied to psychotropic medications, many of which have low rates of patient adherence...
  27. pmc Health plan requirements for mental health and substance use screening in primary care
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:930-6. 2007
    ..Screening for substance abuse and mental health in primary care can improve detection. One way to advance screening is for health plans to require it...
  28. pmc Availability of addiction medications in private health plans
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:147-56. 2008
    ..These findings demonstrate that pharmacy benefits have an impact on access to medications for substance abuse...
  29. ncbi request reprint Constructing adolescent substance abuse performance measures using administrative data
    Margaret T Lee
    Center for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    J Healthc Qual 28:42-8, 59. 2006
    ..This article discusses the importance of performance measures for adolescent substance abuse treatment, the measurement tools now being developed, and implications for future treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Datapoints: adolescents with substance abuse: are health plans missing them?
    Margaret T Lee
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy of the Heller School of Social Policy Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:116. 2004
  31. pmc Changes in how health plans provide behavioral health services
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:11-24. 2009
    ..However, increased prevalence of higher levels of cost sharing suggests financial barriers have grown. These changes have important implications for enrollees seeking care and for providers working to meet patients' needs...
  32. ncbi request reprint Quality standards and incentives in managed care organizations' specialty contracts for behavioral health
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:61-9. 2002
    ..Based on economic theory, we anticipate that MCOs should be more likely to require quality standards in contracts that transfer all financial risk to the vendor...
  33. ncbi request reprint Changing mental health gatekeeping: effects on performance indicators
    Elizabeth Levy Merrick
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 35:3-19. 2008
    ..The move to call-center gatekeeping did not appear to have a negative impact on treatment process as reflected in these indicators...
  34. pmc Advancing performance measures for use of medications in substance abuse treatment
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Brandeis University, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:35-43. 2011
    ..This article summarizes those findings by identifying a number of critical themes related to advancing SUD pharmacotherapy performance measures, highlighting examples from the field, and recommending actions for policy makers...
  35. ncbi request reprint Medicare spending for injured elders: are there opportunities for savings?
    Christine E Bishop
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:215-23. 2002
    ..Medicare could realize substantial savings if these injuries could be prevented; the program should consider underwriting effective prevention activities...
  36. ncbi request reprint The need for performance measures on testing for latent tuberculosis infection in primary care
    Cynthia Tschampl
    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:309-16. 2011
    ..The introduction of performance measures would improve accountability for quality of care and to reduce disparities, especially if the measures are group-targeted...

Research Grants3

  1. Linking Performance Measures to Treatment Outcomes
    Deborah Garnick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our goal is to develop a data set rich enough to support testing the WCG performance measures and their relationship to outcomes in states that represent larger and more diverse populations. ..
  2. Washington Circle Performance Measures and Criminal Justice Outcomes
    Deborah Garnick; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In planning quality improvement activities, it is vitally important for states and providers to understand whether initiation, engagement and continuity of treatment are linked to key outcomes. ..
  3. Washington Circle Performance Measures and Criminal Justice Outcomes
    Deborah W Garnick; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In planning quality improvement activities, it is vitally important for states and providers to understand whether initiation, engagement and continuity of treatment are linked to key outcomes. ..