Psychiatric service utilization and cost for persons with schizophrenia in a medicaid managed care program

@article{ScD2004PsychiatricSU,
  title={Psychiatric service utilization and cost for persons with schizophrenia in a medicaid managed care program},
  author={Aileen B. Rothbard ScD and Eri Kuno and Trevor R. Hadley and Judith W. Dogin},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={1-12}
}
A pre-post study design was used to look at changes in behavioral health care services and costs for Medicaid-eligible individuals with schizophrenia in a managed care (MC) carve-out compared to a fee-for-service (FFS) program in Pennsylvania between 1995 and 1998. Statistically significant reductions of 59% were found in hospital expenditures in the MC program compared to 18.3% in the FFS program. The decline in hospital costs was due to dramatic fee reductions in the MC site. No significant… CONTINUE READING