Perspective

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.

August 23, 2018

Jody Simpson of Disability Evaluation Services synthesizes the complex process of performing a comprehensive medical review and shares how the DES onsite team of 75 licensed clinical professionals can support public retirement systems throughout the medical review process.  

August 10, 2018

Jay Flanagan of the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network joined clinical experts from across the country at the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative 2018 National Expert Panel to answer the question “What does an exemplary clinical practice look like?”

July 17, 2018

Senior Director of the Health and Criminal Justice Program, Julie White discusses the concerning state of criminal justice in the United States today. With over 2.2 million people incarcerated, she believes new approaches to criminal justice are imperative for creating safer communities and reducing rates of crime. 

June 28, 2018

Over two million Americans are in either federal or state prison or local jail facilities. Despite this high population, the attention paid to the quality of the medical care inmates receive is often minimal. Dyana Nickl discusses the areas for improvement she sees in how health care is delivered in our nation's correctional facilities.

June 06, 2018

Some of the Commonwealth’s most underserved populations—the elderly, people with disabilities and their caregivers— now have simplified access to the long-term services and supports (LTSS) they need, thanks to MassOptions, an innovative collaboration between UHealthSolutions, the nonprofit business affiliate of UMass Medical School, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

May 23, 2018

Regional Operations Director of the Health and Criminal Justice Program, Robert Delanders implores lawmakers to take a closer look at the quality of healthcare for women in the correctional setting and shares the proven positive effects improved care and increased visitation has had on inmate health and recidivism.  

May 01, 2018

Jay Flanagan of the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network shares how optometry practices across the country are saving thousands of dollars in healthcare costs by giving patients a more affordable alternative to the emergency room for eye emergencies. 

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