Use of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Among High-Cost Medicaid Enrollees

@article{Buck2003UseOM,
  title={Use of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Among High-Cost Medicaid Enrollees},
  author={Jeffrey A. Buck and Judith L. Teich and Kay Miller},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={3-14}
}
Users of mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) services were examined among nonelderly high-cost Medicaid enrollees in 10 states in 1995. Although MH/SA service users constitute 11% of all Medicaid enrollees, they make up nearly a third of high-cost enrollees. Adults account for two thirds of this high-cost MH/SA group, and most frequently qualify for Medicaid through disability-related eligibility categories. In contrast, a majority of children in the high-cost MH/SA group are eligible for… CONTINUE READING

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