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MA Program Reduces APMs

Posted in Updates on 1.2.2017

The second wave of Alosa Health’s Massachusetts program to reduce misuse of antipsychotic medications (APMs) in nursing homes came to a close with the 2016 calendar year. While it is too early to evaluate our impact on this group of nursing homes, we are pleased to announce that nursing homes participating in the first wave of our program experienced an overall reduction in APMs prescribing rates. In fact, the decrease in prescribing rates at our participating nursing homes actually outpaced the national  and state average. Thank you to our detailers and Massachusetts DPH partners who worked hard to make this a success!