Congratulations to Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, who was recently elected by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) to serve as its president.
Commonwealth Medicine experts in health care policy, law, and delivery for justice-involved populations played a key role in designing a new demonstration project for Massachusetts to improve the delivery of health services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) developed the demonstration project, which will be administered by MassHealth in collaboration with the Trial Court, the Department of Correction (DOC), the Massachusetts Parole Board, and the Middlesex and Worcester county sheriff’s offices with the support of Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School.
Director of Commonwealth Medicine’s Work Without Limits, Kathleen Petkauskos, joins other prominent disability inclusion advocates to discuss the common misconceptions around hiring people with disabilities in an article by Coverage, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts publication.
Medicaid Policy Expert Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH, shares insights with Bloomberg Law on the anticipated reversal of a controversial $100 million Medicaid work requirement program in Kentucky.
Commonwealth Medicine’s Audrey Smolkin, MPP, and Senate President Emerita Harriette L. Chandler discuss the goals of the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative on Charter TV 3’s “The Hank Stolz Experience.”
Are you looking for a thorough overview of MassHealth? Join Commonwealth Medicine’s Medicaid expert Rachel Gershon for “MassHealth: The Basics - 2019 Webinar,” a concise review of data on eligibility, costs and trends coupled with an introduction to new initiatives for combating opioids and managing costs.
Congratulations to Warren Ferguson, MD, recently honored with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) prestigious Public Health Award. The award recognizes Ferguson’s extraordinary contributions to family medicine and his contributions to advancing the health of the public overall.
Check out the new issue of @umassmed magazine featuring an interview with Commonwealth Medicine’s Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa Colombo. Lisa talks about her first year at CWM, the progress of a new strategic plan, and her vision for the future.
Learn how states are addressing pediatric payment reform to ensure primary care plays a broader role in the health and well-being of families and their children. View recorded webinars and slides on the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticuit website. Our experts Robert Seifert and Hilary Deignan designed the webinars.
Experts from Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School, will deliver presentations at the 2019 Medical Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) on how an integrated third party liability (TPL) strategy can deliver significant cost avoidance and cost recovery for Medicaid programs.
The Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative, bringing together more than 50 local social service programs in the county to address childhood trauma, will be led by Audrey Smolkin, MPP, director of child and family policy at Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School, according to an article in the Telegram & Gazette. Funding of $225,000 for this pilot program was included in state budget approved by Gov. Charlie Baker last week.
Our Michele Brown, recipient of the Worcester Key to the City award & the 2019 New England Pride TV Ally of the Year award for her passionate advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community, lead our staff in celebrating Pride Month and the diversity that makes not only our workplace, but our community at large a warm and welcoming space for all.
When we help children stay healthy, we also affect behavioral, educational and economic outcomes. That’s real impact and value. To get there we must update pediatric primary care payment methods. A series of three summer webinars sponsored by the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) and designed by Commonwealth Medicine health policy experts will help set the stage for that transformation.
How are various states using medical frailty and work requirements in their plans for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and what it means for persons with high medical needs? Our disability determination expert, Peter Mosbach, working in collaboration with our Sherry Campanelli, will present a poster of their research June 3 at the AcademyHealth 2019 Annual Research Meeting in Washington D.C.
Travis Roy, former college hockey player and founder of the Travis Roy Foundation, will keynote keynote our Work Without Limits 2019 Raise the Bar HIRE! conference! Roy’s foundation has raised more than $5 million over nearly 20 years that benefits individuals with spinal cord injuries and funds medical research.