The federal government is planning to release guidance to help states better plan for managed care organization (MCO) oversight of psychotropic medications for children in foster care. The plans were noted in a five-state review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of psychotropic oversight policies and an examination of documentation for a sample of foster children prescribed psychotropic medications. The five-state review included 24 children in foster care in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas. An earlier GAO review found that in these states in 2008 between 20% to 40% of children in foster care were prescribed psychotropic . . .
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