Factors Associated With Children Diagnosed With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and 30-Day Follow-up Care With Practitioners Among Medicaid Recipients in Georgia

Conclusion: Pediatrics was the most common specialty prescribing ADHD medications. Managed care organizations can focus intervention efforts to improve compliance with 30-day follow-up among Medicaid children by targeting the high-risk categories identified above. They can also focus on facilitating communication between behavioral health practitioners and pediatricians about several key points: (1) the importance of using behavioral health therapy prior to prescribing medication; (2) the importance of timely follow-up care; and (3) the importance of medication management in combination with behavioral health therapy.
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