Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: Medicaid

Antidepressant Use Continues to Climb Among Youth on Medicaid

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New study finds that Medicaid enrolled youth were 14 times more likely to be on an antidepressant in 2014 than in 1987.

Watchdog Slams Safeguards for Foster Kids on Psych Drugs

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From AP News: "Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency...

Challenges for the Next Phase of Integrated Medicaid Care in OR

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FromĀ The Lund Report: "Access to the current disease-centered system of mental health care will almost certainly mean worse outcomes for many people than if...

Patients’ Drug Options Under Medicaid Influenced by Drugmakers

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FromĀ NPR: "AĀ Center for Public IntegrityĀ andĀ NPRĀ investigation found drug companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered...

Poor and Foster Care Children More Likely to be Diagnosed and...

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Study details Medicaid-insured birth cohortā€™s exposure to psychiatric medications and mental health services.

Pennsylvania Foster Kids Prescribed Too Many Psychotropic Drugs

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Amid growing criticism about the over-prescription of psychotropic medication in foster care, Pennsylvania commissioned PolicyLab to conduct an analysis of the use of psychiatric drugs among all of the stateā€™s Medicaid-enrolled children. The report, released in June, found that the rate of psychotropic prescriptions among youth in Medicaid and foster care was higher than previously reported.

Kudos to Art Levine for Exposing Government Complicity in Illegal Psychiatric...

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In a well-researched, comprehensive article in today's Huffington PostĀ Art Levine has brought to the attention of the mainstream media the government's complicity in the illegal psychiatric drugging of poor children, especially foster children, through Medicaid. Ā The article,Ā Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted UsesĀ is the only mainstream article I know about that has really pressedĀ the federal government over its refusal to enforce Medicaid's coverage restrictions to "medically accepted indications."

“You Can’t Go Home Again: New York’s Medicaid Health Homes”

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Shortly after I posted a two-part blog on this site back in February about New Yorkā€™s just-approved Medicaid Health Homes, I got this crazy,...