Dr. Karen Miotto, professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the Alcoholism and Addiction Medicine Service in the Semel Institute, was quoted in an April 25 MSNBC article about a controversy over the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Dr. Bonnie Zima, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was featured Dec. 8 by RedOrbit and Dec. 12 by The Examiner about her research examining the quality of care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the managed-care Medicaid system.
Whatever its final incarnation, the recently enacted landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid eligibility and is expected by 2013 to provide coverage, including mental health care, to an estimated 4.1 million children currently uninsured. That's a good thing. But what will the quality of care be, especially for vulnerable children with special health care needs?