Prior Authorization Policies In Medicaid Linked To Higher Prevalence Of Mental Illness In Prison Population

Vox (7/23, Kliff) reports on a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care that detailed the “unintended consequences when medicaid tries to save money on anti-psychotic medications,” including the fact that “prior authorization policies in Medicaid programs have significantly higher rates of severe mental illness in their prison populations.”

Related Links:

— “States that deny anti-psychotics to the poor have lots of mentally ill people behind bars,” Sarah Kliff, Vox, July 22, 2014.

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