The BPMP is an educational service that focuses on bringing prescribers' practices more in line with evidence-based treatments to improve care quality and reduce costs, says Julie Olson, director of the Bureau of Managed Health Care in the Utah Department of Health.
So beginning this year, the BPMP is focusing more on behavioral drugs prescribed to children and adolescents as well as adults not dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
Hindert considers the BPMP and the peer consultation service as "a wonderful opportunity to extend how we interact with doctors in educating them about evidence-based treatment, as well as obtain data about whether doctors are using evidence-based treatment.
BPMP administrators are hoping to make continuing medical education credits available for both individual and group peer consultation sessions in the near future.
Figures 1-7 illustrate some of the results of the BPMP in Utah.