Perspective

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. 

April 19, 2018

Warren J. Ferguson shares his experience and thoughts on presentations and discussions that took place at the 11th Academic and Health Policy Conference.

April 04, 2018

Jessica Carpenter, Senior Director of Disability and Community Services, explains the history of Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review and gives a brief overview of it's processes.  

March 27, 2018

Skilled nursing facility use has declined, but the number of beds has not dropped at the same rate. Rebecca Laes-Kushner discusses this issue of "over-bedding" and how Medicaid agencies can act now to lower costs by maximizing policies that eliminate unneeded beds. 

March 08, 2018

Ongoing quality management and review of disability benefit evaluation processes and procedures is critical for state and municipal retirement systems. Working with a partner skilled in assisting organizations with all aspects of medical review needs can ease the burden, says Jody Simpson of Disability Evaluation Services.

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