From time to time PsychOdyssey in its own rite undertakes and posts research relating to matters of mental illness that affect loved ones and their families.
PsychOdyssey first major research paper is entitled Will Medicaid’s 3 Big Changes Improve Recoveries of Adults with Schizophrenia in New Jersey? This 64 page academic paper with 80 cited references analyzes the implications of Medicaid’s major pending changes on the recoveries of New Jerseyans with schizophrenia. The paper reviews the history of Medicaid and examines the details of the Affordable Care Act as they relate to the Garden State. It also explores the implications of New Jersey’s plans to move its Medicaid-funded behavioral health system to a fee-for-service managed care system. To our knowledge, PsychOdyssey’s paper marks the most significant research effort in New Jersey to date to assess the likely impact of the state’s behavioral health policy changes on the state’s most vulnerable citizens, those with the most severe psychiatric disabilities who are most dependent on Medicaid for the funding of their care.