Perspective

December 13, 2018

The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs calls for incentives to lower drug list prices, including removing rebates. Our clinical consultant Stephanie Tran continues our pharmacy blog series with an assessment of this potential change & its impacts.

December 11, 2018

Director of academic programs for the Health and Criminal Justice Program Warren Ferguson, shares the story of how he collaborated Criminal Justice health experts from UMass Medical School & the Tufts Medical School to develop the first required curriculum on correctional health in the United States.

December 05, 2018

The health of vulnerable populations in Massachusetts, including children, could be affected by a proposed update to the Public Charge Rule. Senior Policy Analyst John Moreschi blogs about the impact as outlined in his issue brief for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.

December 03, 2018

New Trump Administrations Section 1332 waiver guidance increases state ACA flexibility. Rachel Gershon & Catie Torri discuss what this could mean for health care policy.

November 29, 2018

Mckenzie Taylor continues our monthly conversation on the strategies presented in The Trump Administration Blueprint to Low Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs, discussing the ways new negotiations between payers and manufacturers are helping to reduce drug prices.

November 14, 2018

Community Health Workers have a unique understanding of the language, culture, and needs of the communities they serve. Our Jeremy Tourish and Enid Vélez believe they could be key in making a dent in the over $400 billion spent on childhood asthma and adult diabetes each year. 

October 25, 2018

In this installment of our blog series on "President Trump's Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-Of-Pocket Costs," our pharmacy expert Youkavet Samih discusses how creating drug competition drives down prices for consumers.

October 09, 2018

After decades of struggle, workers with disabilities are beginning to move the needle, outpacing the employment gains of people without disabilities. Kathleen Petkauskos discusses this historic shift, and how employers around the country are taking notice of the benefits that come with hiring workers with disabilities. 

October 04, 2018

Jessica Carpenter discusses the importance of crafting a utilization management plan when developing an efficient managed long-term services and supports program, and explains how this can lead to substantial cost savings for state Medicaid programs. 

September 27, 2018

Bonnie Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS, gives an overview of the Trump Administration's blueprint to tackle the issue of rising drug costs in the United States, part of a new blog series in which our pharmacy team will address each strategy and its progress to date.

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