July 26, 2015
Among Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, more than 80% are prescribed psychiatric medications; however, only half of them receive a continuous supply of those prescribed medications. About 70% of all beneficiaries with a serious mental illness (SMI) fail to receive preventive physical health care, and only five percent used medication regularly, had at least one outpatient mental health visit, and received all necessary medication monitoring.
These findings were reported in “Improving the Quality of Behavioral Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries,” by Mathematica. Mathematica analyzed the results from two studies: “State Variation in the Delivery of Comprehensive Services for . . .
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