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The concept of care management typically varies with whom one asks. Insurers have developed a model distinctly different from that used by hospitals. Health plans are fashioning models which seem to be an amalgamation of the other two. But recent health care reform and mental health parity laws present a unique set of circumstances that make a care management system based on behavioral health models a practical business option. Utilized for years by more progressive behavioral health agencies, this care management concept now may be poised for its time in the spotlight.