During the first year of the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration (MEPD) program, from July 2012 through June 2013, 33% of the 3,458 admissions in the 12 participating states were for adults Medicaid beneficiaries between age 22 and 64 diagnosed with schizophrenia (26%) or other psychotic disorders (7%). The MEPD allows the participating states to seek federal Medicaid reimbursement for emergency psychiatric care provided in a privately run facility classified as an institution of mental disease (IMD). About 60% of MEPD admissions were for individuals diagnosed with depressive disorders (25%), bipolar disorders (25%), or other mood disorders (10%). The remaining . . .
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