Health Screening and Follow-Up Care Among Medicaid Beneficiaries with Serious Mental Illness Enrolled in Managed Care Plans

Publisher: Psychiatric Services, vol. 69, no. 10
Oct 01, 2018
Authors
Jonathan Brown, Junqing Liu, and Sarah Hudson Scholle
Studies have consistently documented high rates of obesity and tobacco use among individuals with serious mental illness. In recent years, Medicaid programs have enrolled individuals with serious mental illness into managed care plans, which are responsible for ensuring that their members receive preventive care. Despite the movement to managed care, not much is known about whether this population receives routine screening and follow-up care for common comorbid health conditions and health behaviors.