Since joining UMass Medical School in 1997, Teresa F. Pastore has helped states and local schools capture federal reimbursement for Medicaid-covered services provided in public school settings. She has also been responsible for developing claim and time-study methodologies that comply with state and federal regulations. She has developed operational procedures that ensure accurate and timely submission of claims, and serves as the main point of contact for state Medicaid agencies
Previously, Pastore served as a private consultant and has spent more than 14 years developing a school-based administrative-activity claim methodology that allows municipalities to receive Federal Financial Participation funds for Medicaid administrative activities.
Pastore was awarded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Performance. She has also served as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Region I board member for the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education.
Pastore earned a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Bonaventure University in New York.