COLLEEN BARRY

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Behavioral health insurance parity for federal employees
    Howard H Goldman
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21227, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1378-86. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Caring for children with mental disorders: do state parity laws increase access to treatment?
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:57-66. 2008
  3. pmc Equity in private insurance coverage for substance abuse: a perspective on parity
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w706-16. 2007
  4. pmc Who chooses a consumer-directed health plan?
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1671-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Assessing new patient access to mental health providers in HMO networks
    Colleen L Barry
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1413-8. 2008
  6. pmc Obesity metaphors: how beliefs about the causes of obesity affect support for public policy
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Milbank Q 87:7-47. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The political evolution of mental health parity
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, 06520 CT, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:185-94. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The costs of mental health parity: still an impediment?
    Colleen L Barry
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:623-34. 2006
  9. pmc News coverage of FDA warnings on pediatric antidepressant use and suicidality
    Colleen L Barry
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Pediatrics 125:88-95. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Commentary: an economic perspective on implementing evidence-based depression care
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, CT, New Haven 06520, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:21-5. 2006

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Behavioral health insurance parity for federal employees
    Howard H Goldman
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21227, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1378-86. 2006
    ..The plans were encouraged to manage care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Caring for children with mental disorders: do state parity laws increase access to treatment?
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:57-66. 2008
    ..Yet, among children diagnosed with serious mental health problems, a majority receive no treatment. Improving access to mental health services for children with behavioral and emotional disorders constitutes an important policy concern...
  3. pmc Equity in private insurance coverage for substance abuse: a perspective on parity
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w706-16. 2007
    ..We conclude that the justification for SA parity is as compelling as it is for mental health parity...
  4. pmc Who chooses a consumer-directed health plan?
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1671-9. 2008
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  5. doi request reprint Assessing new patient access to mental health providers in HMO networks
    Colleen L Barry
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1413-8. 2008
    ..This study examined access to mental health providers in health maintenance organization (HMO) networks...
  6. pmc Obesity metaphors: how beliefs about the causes of obesity affect support for public policy
    Colleen L Barry
    Yale University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Milbank Q 87:7-47. 2009
    ..This article identifies a unique role of metaphor-based beliefs, as distinct from conventional political attitudes, in explaining support for obesity policies...
  7. ncbi request reprint The political evolution of mental health parity
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, 06520 CT, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 14:185-94. 2006
    ..The role of personal experience with mental illness among lawmakers and others in framing the parity debate is also considered...
  8. ncbi request reprint The costs of mental health parity: still an impediment?
    Colleen L Barry
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:623-34. 2006
    ..We review both eras of research on mental health insurance and conclude that comprehensive parity implemented in the context of managed care would have little impact on total spending...
  9. pmc News coverage of FDA warnings on pediatric antidepressant use and suicidality
    Colleen L Barry
    School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Pediatrics 125:88-95. 2010
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the quality and content of and overall impression conveyed in news coverage of this issue...
  10. ncbi request reprint Commentary: an economic perspective on implementing evidence-based depression care
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, CT, New Haven 06520, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:21-5. 2006
    ..This commentary highlights certain elements that appear critical to successfully re-align system incentives to support evidence-based depression care based in part on the experiences of these four sites...
  11. ncbi request reprint Economic grand rounds: improving the quality of depression care in Medicaid
    Colleen L Barry
    department of epidemiology and public health of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1193-5. 2005
  12. pmc Do state parity laws reduce the financial burden on families of children with mental health care needs?
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Division of Health Policy and Administration, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1061-84. 2007
    ..To study the financial impact of state parity laws on families of children in need of mental health services...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mental health and substance abuse insurance parity for federal employees: how did health plans respond?
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 27:155-70. 2008
    ..This finding helps to explain the absence of an effect of the FEHB Program directive on total spending, and is relevant to the policy debate in Congress over federal parity...
  14. pmc Antidepressants and suicide risk: how did specific information in FDA safety warnings affect treatment patterns?
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Public Health, P O Box 208034, Suite 300, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:11-6. 2010
    ..Although researchers have documented a decline in antidepressant use among children over this period, less is known about whether specific safety information conveyed in individual warnings was reflected in treatment patterns...
  15. pmc Pediatric antidepressant use after the black-box warning
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:724-33. 2009
    ..We conclude that risk communication strategies need to be refined, to ensure intended results...
  16. ncbi request reprint New evidence on the effects of state mental health mandates
    Susan H Busch
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Inquiry 45:308-22. 2008
    ..We find that individuals in smaller firms are more likely to use services post-parity implementation and that this effect is concentrated among low-income individuals...
  17. pmc Does private insurance adequately protect families of children with mental health disorders?
    Susan H Busch
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S399-406. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine if families of privately insured children who need mental health care face different burdens than other families in caring for their children...
  18. pmc Characterizing declines in pediatric antidepressant use after new risk disclosures
    Susan H Busch
    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:96-111. 2011
    ..The authors' findings highlight the need for additional data to assess the effects of risk disclosures on treatment patterns and health outcomes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mental health disorders in childhood: assessing the burden on families
    Susan H Busch
    Health Policy, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1088-95. 2007
    ..Equalizing private insurance coverage and providing cash support could play a vital role in easing the economic toll of care for children with mental health disorders...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of a cost-sharing exemption on use of preventive services at one large employer
    Susan H Busch
    Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1529-36. 2006
    ..This evidence suggests that differential cost sharing can be used to preserve the use of critical health care services...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bereavement services for family caregivers: how often used, why, and why not
    Emily J Cherlin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:148-58. 2007
    ..We examined family caregiver reports about how often they used bereavement services, predictors of their use, and reported reasons for not using bereavement services...
  22. pmc Impact of full mental health and substance abuse parity for children in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
    Susan T Azrin
    Westat, 1650 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e452-9. 2007
    ..This study examined the effects of full mental health and substance abuse parity for children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Realigning clinical and economic incentives to support depression management within a medicaid population: the Colorado access experience
    Marshall R Thomas
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:26-33. 2006
    ..This strategy allowed Colorado Access to cost effectively care manage a targeted group of high-cost Medicaid recipients across multiple primary care physician (PCP) practices without requiring changes in provider workflow...
  24. ncbi request reprint Design of mental health benefits: still unequal after all these years
    Colleen L Barry
    Department of Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:127-37. 2003
    ..We attempt to synthesize these data with prior research as a foundation for informed debates...
  25. pmc Health plans respond to parity: managing behavioral health care in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
    M Susan Ridgely
    RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Milbank Q 84:201-18. 2006
    ..Carriers dropped cost-restraining benefit limits. A smaller percentage also changed the management of the benefit, but these changes affected the care of many enrollees, making the overall parity effect noteworthy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Economic grand rounds: economics and the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health
    Colleen L Barry
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:409-11. 2002

Research Grants1