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Psychotherapeutic Home Intervention Program: Impact on Medicaid Readmission Rates

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Abstract:

Records of 52 Medicaid managed care psychiatric patients engaged in a home intervention program (HIP) were analyzed to determine (a) if home-based intervention reduced a participant's readmission rates to an inpatient behavioral health facility and (b) if a negative relationship existed between total HIP sessions and readmissions following the implementation of home-based services. A paired t test comparing admissions 6 months prior to HIP with admissions 6 months after HIP demonstrated an average decrease of readmissions by 2.5 (p < .0001), or 86%. These results supported the hypothesis that HIP reduces participants' readmission rates.

Keywords: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE; HOME INTERVENTION PROGRAM; HOME-BASED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES; MEDICAID MANAGED PSYCHIATRIC CARE; REDUCING MANAGED CARE COSTS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/152109807782590673

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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  • Care Management Journals comprises two journals: Journal of Case Management and The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care. Journal of Case Management aims to disseminate relevant information pertinent to the field of case management. The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care investigates current issues and report on program and policy initiatives for the homebound frail elderly.
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