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Gepaya, who is detained at the Jaro district police station, was arrested after protesters belonging to BPMP and Alab Katipunan clashed with policemen at the Jaro public plaza.
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.
Olson says that overall, she sees the BPMP as a quality-improvement endeavor: "Improving the quality of care is the greatest outcome we've had from this program." The federal government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has commissioned Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., to conduct an independent evaluation of Utah's BPMP.
Olson stresses that the BPMP is an "extremely collaborative project." A group of stakeholders meets at least twice a year to offer their advice, and Olson notes, "They are not quiet people.
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