A UMass Medical School pharmacy team grew concerned after reviewing the prescriptions of a teen diagnosed with multiple psychiatric disorders, and with a history of bodily harm.
In combating Hepatitis C infection, matching patients with the optimal and most effective drug regimens is key, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.
An effective opioid management program requires a delicate balance between prevention of abuse while also ensuring that patients who legitimately need pain medication have access, says UMass Medical School expert.
Utilizing evidence-based practices, being able to constantly monitor the latest research and being nimble are the key components of a successful opioid management program, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.