MCAS Measure: APM– Metabolic Monitoring for Children and Adolescents on Antipsychotics

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Date: September 22, 2020
To: Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Primary Care Providers {PCP}, OBGYN, and
Specialist
From: Health Plan of San Joaquin
Subject: MCAS Measure: APM– Metabolic Monitoring for Children and
Adolescents on Antipsychotics
Business: Medi-Cal

Children taking antipsychotics have unique needs and challenges. Medication Management and monitoring of potential health risks are of the utmost importance. This measure looks at Members 1 to 17 years of age who were prescribed two or more antipsychotic prescriptions and had metabolic testing performed in the measurement year.

Three testing rates for the percentage of children and adolescents on antipsychotics are reported:

  1. The percentage who received blood glucose testing
  2. The percentage who received cholesterol testing
  3. The percentage of both blood glucose AND cholesterol testing

Antipsychotic Medication

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Posted on September 22nd, 2020

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