Evidence-Based Practices for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Receipt of Evidence-based Medications,psychosocial Services, and Physical Health CARE


Across states, most beneficiaries with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder received at least one evidence-based medication in 2007, but medication continuity and monitoring was poor. Few beneficiaries received a comprehensive physical examination or cancer screening. Finally, most received some type of psychosocial service, but the exact nature of those services is unclear. With the exception of psychotherapy, there were few claims for specific psychosocial EBPs, which may be due in part to states’ unique billing conventions, discussed below.

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