OIG: High Use of Psychotropic Drugs, Unsupported Schizophrenia Diagnoses among Nursing Home Residents

November 28, 2022 | Aging Services Risk Management


What's the news. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that about 80% of Medicare's long-stay nursing home residents were prescribed a psychotropic drug from 2011 through 2019, and a 194% increase in unsupported schizophrenia diagnoses from 2015 to 2019, according to a November 2022 report.

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