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ODMH Announces Partnership with Medicaid; ODADAS Releases Gambling Survey Results

Posted on 10/5/2012 by in ODMH ODADAS Addiction Medicaid Gambling Foster Care Psychotropic Medication Hollywood Casino Problem Gambling

By Ashley González
ODMH Public Information Officer

It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Ohio departments of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and Mental Health. Last Tuesday, ODMH Director Tracy Plouck spoke at a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to announce a new partnership between ODMH and the Ohio Department of Medical Assistance (Ohio Medicaid) aimed at improving the way that psychotropic medications, including anti-psychotics, are being prescribed to Ohio’s children. During the next three years, the state will invest $1 million to launch this new quality-improvement initiative.

Photo: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck, joined by Medicaid Director John McCarthy and Medicaid Medical Director Dr. Mary Applegate, speaks at the Sept. 25 press conference.

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