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Director of Clinical Affairs to discuss MassHealth Accountable Care Organization initiative at the Pop Health Forum

Engaging stakeholders to thoughtfully restructure into an integrated healthcare delivery system is no easy task, but MassHealth did just that through its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiative, UMass Medical School’s Carolyn Langer, MD, told Healthcare IT News. Dr. Langer will discuss the initiative at a forum in Boston April 3.

Pharmacy director to provide MassHealth pharmacy update at Massachusetts Health Council symposium

The Massachusetts Health Council’s 19th Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium on Jan. 18 will feature UMass Medical School Pharmacy Director Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, who will review new policy decisions, revised regulations and reimbursement changes that impact the MassHealth Pharmacy program.

UMass Medical School pharmacists, clinical services staff support medically complex individuals through Community Case Management collaboration

A Massachusetts family is saving nearly $500 a year on a medication for an ill child, thanks to the collaboration between UMass Medical School’s clinical pharmacists and its Community Case Management Program.

MassHealth initiative substantially increases behavioral health screening for children, according to study led by UMass Medical School

The Massachusetts Medicaid program’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) has substantially increased the percentage of children receiving behavioral health screening, according to a study led by UMass Medical School to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics and available online ahead of print.

Telegram & Gazette: UMass Medical School, MassHealth working to keep children with high-risk asthma healthier

UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, are working on an initiative to keep children with high-risk asthma healthier by trying to ensure the use of proper medications and the elimination of triggers, while reducing costly hospital visits, according to a story in the Telegram & Gazette March 4.

Health policy analysts to review MassHealth enrollment and spending in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation webinar

UMass Medical School health policy experts will review updated enrollment and spending data on Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, MassHealth, in a webinar at noon June 29 hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation.