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Mackie TI, Cook S, Crystal S
Antipsychotic use among youth in foster care enrolled in a specialized managed care organization intervention.
This study examined a multimodal antipsychotic intervention implemented by a specialized Medicaid managed care organization (MMCO) for youths in foster care with routine mental health screening, health passports, elective psychiatric consultation line, and retrospective drug utilization reviews to determine whether this multimodal intervention significantly reduced antipsychotic dispensing for youths with conditions without US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications. Findings showed that MMCO implementation significantly reduced antipsychotic medications without FDA-indicated conditions prescribed to youths, while not significantly affecting antipsychotic medications prescribed to youths with FDA-indicated conditions.
Citation: Mackie TI, Cook S, Crystal S . Antipsychotic use among youth in foster care enrolled in a specialized managed care organization intervention. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2020 Jan;59(1):166-76.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2019.04.022..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Behavioral Health, Medication, Vulnerable Populations, Medicaid, Health Insurance
Vanderwerker L, Akincigil A, Olfson M
Foster care, externalizing disorders, and antipsychotic use among Medicaid-enrolled youths.
The researchers investigated the extent to which clinical diagnoses of externalizing disorders explain higher rates of antipsychotic use by foster care youths. They found that foster care youths had higher rates of externalizing disorders than the comparison group and greater antipsychotic use. Foster care remained a significant predictor of antipsychotic use after control for demographic and diagnostic covariates.
AHRQ-funded; HS017918; HS019937; HS021112.
Citation: Vanderwerker L, Akincigil A, Olfson M . Foster care, externalizing disorders, and antipsychotic use among Medicaid-enrolled youths. Psychiatr Serv 2014 Oct;65(10):1281-4. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201300455.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Medication, Medicaid, Vulnerable Populations, Behavioral Health