The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded a new five-year contract to UMass Medical School to continue coordinating health care services for inmates at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) located in Devens, Mass.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded the University of Massachusetts Medical School a contract to manage comprehensive medical services to approximately 4,900 inmates at the Federal Medical Center located in Butner, North Carolina.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded UMass Medical School a multimillion dollar contract to manage comprehensive medical services for nearly 1,000 inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) located in Ray Brook, New York.
UMass Medical School will partner with academic medical centers to create a correctional health practice collaborative focused on implementing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders and Hepatitis C in state prison systems.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recognized UMass Medical School’s Health and Criminal Justice Program for its efforts in improving the health and outcomes of individuals involved in the criminal justice system during the AAMC’s 126th annual meeting Nov. 8 in Baltimore, Maryland.
A correctional health expert at UMass Medical School discussed MassHealth coverage for inmates in a U.S. News & World Report article May 19 detailing a nationwide effort to enroll inmates in Medicaid to reduce costs and improve health care access.
Reforms in Massachusetts have shown that health care access and usage improve when inmates are enrolled in Medicaid before release, a UMass Medical School correctional health expert told Stateline, a newspaper of The PEW Charitable Trusts.
Academic medical centers are obligated to train medical professionals about the health needs of inmates and ways to provide them with quality care, a UMass Medical School correctional health expert told the AAMC Reporter, a publication of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).