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Presentation | July 12, 2019

In an effort to support the growing number of professionals and diverse care settings where patients are able to receive a long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic…

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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…

  • 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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  • The Role Of Digital Health In Pharmacy: Innovations, Opportunities, & Barriers

    Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This includes within community, hospital, clinical, and retail pharmacies, where pharmacists fill and refill prescriptions, educate patients on medication side effects, review prescriptions for medication contraindications, provide vaccinations and other medical services, manage chronic conditions, and provide medication management services. Many providers, including pharmacists, are adopting digital health solutions to increase their ability to provide efficient…

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  • Long Acting Injectable Antipsychotics and How to Give an Intramuscular Injection

    In an effort to support the growing number of professionals and diverse care settings where patients are able to receive a long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medication, nurse practitioners from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s Mental Health NP Program developed this resource for healthcare professionals. This evidence-based video provides an overview of antipsychotics as well as demonstrations of the various sites for LAI antipsychotic administration.

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