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States With Medicaid Preauthorization For Antipsychotics Have Higher Percentages Of Inmates With Schizophrenia

News | August 24, 2014

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States requiring prior Medicaid authorization for atypical antipsychotics have higher percentages of inmates with psychotic symptoms, including schizophrenia, than both the national average and states that didn’t have pre-authorization restrictions. Prior authorization of these medications is associated with a 22% increased likelihood of imprisonment. These findings were reported in “Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies and Imprisonment…

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