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Archived Webinar | January 17, 2019

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) maintains its focus on behavioral health quality measures by continually updating and improving its performance measurement tool known…

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Resource | January 17, 2019

This document outlines potential opportunities for health care quality improvement that may be derived from HEDIS®. Two particular HEDIS® measures of interest to stakeholders managing…

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Resource | January 17, 2019

Introducing Frameworks In Health & Quality. Originally published as part of the FRAMEWORKS in Health and Quality – Value of Collaborative Care in Major Depressive…

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Podcast | January 17, 2019

Interview with Hannah Phillips, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at a large community mental health center in Central Florida. >

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    A survey of 100 executives at pharmaceutical companies found that about 25% had participated in a value-based contract with a health plan or pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). Of those that said they had participated, 80% said the value-based contract was very or somewhat successful. About 38% said the potential rewards of a successful value-based contract outweighed the risk. These findings were reported in “Launching Into Value: Pharma’s Quest To Align Drug Prices With Outcomes” by…

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  • 56% Of Medicaid Beneficiaries With A Psychiatric Diagnosis Had Claims For Psychotropic Medications

    Medicaid pharmacy data indicates that about 56% of beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis in 2011 had one or more claims for a psychotropic medication, while 44% of beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis had no claims for psychotropic medications. That year, of the approximately 70 million beneficiaries, 16% (11.2 million) had a behavioral health diagnosis recorded in their fee-for-service claims or managed care encounter record for treatment other than prescription medications. A pharmacy data…

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  • A Stubborn Diagnosis For A Stubborn Cowboy: PsychU Presents Jason DeShaw Live At Otsuka

    In this interview Jason DeShaw, country singer and songwriter, shares his lived personal experience of bipolar disorder and alcoholism and his thoughts on mental illness, education, and stigma. After listening to the interview, check out Jason’s full music video, which is also posted below. Check out the full music video filmed live at Otsuka: Speaker was a paid consultant to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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