Jay Himmelstein says Medicaid innovation is critical
July 16, 2014
Medicaid innovation is critical, health policy strategist tells Modern Healthcare

It is critical for Medicaid to focus on innovative improvements, UMass Medical School’s Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, said in a Modern Healthcare article about the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ plan to invest $100 million to improve care and lower costs.

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    July 09, 2014

    This article highlights the evaluation of a buprenorphine dose-based prior authorization policy developed by MassHealth in consultation with UMass Medical School's Office of Clinical Affairs. The evaluation suggests the policy may be a model for other states concerned about buprenorphine diversion among individuals with opioid dependence.