Chancellor Collins highlights Commonwealth Medicine successes in 2011 Convocation speech
In his 2011 Convocation speech to the UMass Medical School community, Chancellor MIchael F. Collins, M.D., highlighted a number of Commonwealth Medicine's achievements and successes, as noted in the following excerpt:
"Our colleagues at Commonwealth Medicine have brought collaboration to new heights and greater recognition. In service to the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, we have made significant improvements in the quality and access of children’s dental services. Due to our efforts, Massachusetts is now one of seven states to receive an “A” grade, climbing from a “C” grade the year before. We have announced a two-year continuation of a contract to continue to provide newborn screening services to the State of Maine, having screened over 500,000 babies born in Maine since 1976. Commonwealth Medicine has expanded services in the states of Washington and California, among others, and has partnered with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, as one of seven “early innovator” states, in a $35.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop an online “health care exchange” that will create a resource through which consumers and small business owners can efficiently shop for health insurance plans."
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