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WBUR: Many reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with loved ones, doctors, UMass Medical School survey finds

There is growing awareness that if you want your wishes followed for the medical care you are given – or not given – at the end of your life, you should talk about it in advance with your loved ones and doctor, says a new report co-authored by UMass Medical School for the Massachusetts Coalition of Serious Illness Care.

Male, single, young, and low-income individuals more likely to be persistently uninsured, says report by researchers from UMass Medical School and Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority

Although Massachusetts leads the nation with the lowest rates of uninsurance, residents who are male, single, young, and low-income are more likely than others to be persistently without health insurance for two consecutive years.  This was one of the findings of a report co-authored by researchers from UMass Medical School and the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority and funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.  The findings suggest that a variety of approaches are needed to reduce the number of residents who remain without health insurance.

UMass Medical School training community organizations to help consumers understand and use health insurance

UMass Medical School is training community organizations in an effort to improve consumer understanding of health insurance and increase self-sufficiency. The organizations are participating in  the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation’s Connecting Consumers with Care grant program.

UMass Medical School health policy expert to participate in webinar on innovative Medicaid models for health-related services

UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, will discuss the pediatric asthma bundled payment model she helped design for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program, in a Center for Health Care Strategies’ webinar June 2.

The Boston Globe: Massachusetts doctors, patients not prepared for end-of-life care, according to survey by UMass Medical School and SSRS

Doctors and patients in Massachusetts are not prepared for end-of-life care, and one-third of those who had a relative who died recently were disappointed in their care, according to a recent survey conducted by UMass Medical School and SSRS, and organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA).

UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center honors four 2016 Champions for their work on behalf of the autism community

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center  May 5 honored four individuals for their dedication and commitment to helping families and individuals in the autism community.

More than 200,000 individuals in Massachusetts still uninsured due to cost, application, eligibility, other challenges, says study led by UMass Medical School

The cost of health insurance, limits in eligibility and difficulties with the application process are among the major reasons more than 200,000 individuals across Massachusetts are still uninsured, according to a report co-authored by UMass Medical School and commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation. The report authors conclude that the experiences of the remaining uninsured can inform future strategies for improving health insurance access.