Antipsychotic medications prescribed for child or adolescent patients can have adverse effects on their metabolism.1,2 To assist you as you care for these patients, we’ve listed suggested considerations for monitoring and follow-up care, and compiled the following list of helpful UnitedHealthcare resources.
Monitoring and follow-up care
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recommends completing these tests for children and adolescents after an initial prescription of antipsychotic medication:3
Consider annual monitoring of fasting glucose/HbA1c and cholesterol/LDL-C tests
How to refer to a behavioral health professional
You can call the number on the patient's health plan ID card if you need to refer them to a behavioral health professional or request coordination of care. You’ll also find local behavioral health professionals at liveandworkwell.com search for providers.
Behavioral health toolkit for medical providers
Go to providerexpress.com and log in with your One Healthcare ID. Then select Clinical Resources > Behavioral Health Toolkit for Medical Providers.
Patient education information
Visit liveandworkwell.com and scroll down to find the links to topics.
Call the number on the patient's health plan ID card.