Community Advisory Council Member, Thomas Mackie, published an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on his research into whether interventions implemented by specialized Medicaid managed care organizations (MMCOs) contributed to recent stabilization of antipsychotic prescribing to youths in foster care. The study concluded that MMCO implementation significantly reduced antipsychotic medications without FDA-indicated conditions prescribed to youths, while not significantly affecting antipsychotic medications prescribed to youths with FDA-indicated conditions.

canva orange oval pillsDr. Mackie, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Systems and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health, and core faculty at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University.

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