Behavioral Health Measures
Use of Multiple Concurrent Antipsychotics in Children and Adolescents (Displayed as: Concurrent Antipsychotics)
The percentage of children and adolescents 1–17 years of age who were on two or more concurrent antipsychotic medications for at least 90 consecutive days during the measurement year.
Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications for Individuals with Schizophrenia (Displayed as: Adherence to Antipsychotics)
The percentage of members 18 years of age and older during the measurement year with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who were dispensed and remained on an antipsychotic medication for at least 80% of their treatment period.
Antidepressant Medication Management (Displayed as: Antidepressant Management)
The percentage of members 18 years of age and older who were treated with antidepressant medication, had a diagnosis of major depression and who remained on an antidepressant medication treatment. Two rates are reported:
1. Effective Acute Phase Treatment: The percentage of members who remained on an antidepressant medication for at least 84 days (12 weeks)
2. Effective Continuation Phase Treatment: The percentage of members who remained on an antidepressant medication for at least 180 days (6 months).