Date of Award
College of Business
Type of Degree
Dr. Alberto Coustasse
About 17.5 million Americans over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with a mental illness, and about 4 million of those individuals have also been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Medicaid requirements made to those receiving Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services provide access to quality care to reduce re-hospitalization by focusing on behavioral changes and accountability. The purpose of this research was to analyze the impact of hospitalization rates to determine unmet needs and barriers to receiving treatment for those that have a dual diagnosis.
The methodology was a literature review. Thirty-two sources were referenced for this literature in the English language from 2010-2020.
This review examined sources that have impacted the hospitalization of those with dual diagnosis pertaining to Medicaid by treatment with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). This review focused on how treatment with MAT services to those with dual diagnosis can impact hospitalization rates by decreasing re-admission. Medicaid requirements to MAT services can decrease the cost to taxpayers.
The purpose of this research was to analyze the impact of hospitalization rates to determine unmet needs and barriers to receiving treatment for those that have a dual diagnosis. The review examined research by focusing on scholarly, relevant articles related to healthcare. The results were able to show how unmet needs and barriers to treatment based on the mental illness and substance use disorder could decrease the number of re-hospitalizations in order to lower costs to taxpayers.
Health services administration.
Hospitals -- Accounting.
Dual diagnosis -- Patients -- Care.
Akmentins, Amanda, "Impact in Hospitalization of Mental Health Patients with Dual Diagnosis as it Pertains to Medicaid and Treatment with MAT Services" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1334.