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May 10, 2013 by Gina Nikkel, PhD, President & CEO

America’s Kids Need You to Speak: 7 Proposed Pediatric Antipsychotic Medication Use Measures

Children’s mental health matters! Right now, until Friday May 15, 2013 at 5pm EDT, you can help children by participating in the public comment process on seven pediatric antipsychotic medication use measures. The National Collaborative for Innovation in Quality Measurement (NCINQ) seeks feedback on seven proposed Antipsychotic Medication Use measures being developed for use by state and federal programs.

Please log on and let your voices be heard! 
http://www.ncqa.org/HomePage/NCQAPublicComments/NCINQ2013PublicComment.aspx
Proposed Measures for Feedback

Measures to Assess Appropriateness/Overuse of Antipsychotic Medications:

  • Children on Higher than Recommended Doses of Antipsychotics
  • Use of Antipsychotics in Very Young children
  • Use of Multiple Concurrent Antipsychotics in Children
  • Use of Antipsychotics in children without a Primary Indication
  • Measures to Assess Use of Needed Services Associated with Antipsychotic Medication Use:
  • Follow-up Care for Children on Antipsychotics
  • Metabolic screening for Children on Antipsychotics
  • Access to Psychosocial Care for Children on Antipsychotics

Together, we can change the face of mental illness.

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