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UMass Medical School experts to present on practice transformation, behavioral health integration, hepatitis C medications at AcademyHealth conference

UMass Medical School experts will present on a variety of topics, including practice transformation, perioperative surgical home care, new medications for hepatitis C and behavioral health integration, at the annual AcademyHealth Research Meeting June 25-28 in Boston.

MassHealth, UMass Medical School to sponsor 11th annual medical interpreters conference June 10

Medical interpreters from throughout New England can choose from 15 workshops, including one on understanding the Zika virus, and listen to a keynote on serving vulnerable populations at the 11th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference June 10 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough.

Texting new mothers to improve postpartum care, a partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth

More than a thousand pregnant women and new moms in Massachusetts are now able to receive appointment reminders and learn about nutrition, safety and other postpartum issues – via text – through an innovative partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth. 

Case Management conference to feature presentation on UMass Medical School Community Case Management service

How Community Case Management (CCM), a partnership between MassHealth and UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, supports medically complex individuals so they can live safely in the community will be highlighted during a presentation at the Case Management Society of New England’s 25th Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn Boxborough on Friday, Oct. 3.

Boston Globe: Community Case Management program provides caregivers for families of medically complex children

Community Case Management, a service created by UMass Medical School to help keep medically complex children with their families instead of in pediatric nursing homes, is assisting nearly 700 children and adults, according to an article in the Sunday Boston Globe.

UMass Medical School supports MassHealth effort to integrate care for "dual eligibles"

UMass Medical School is partnering with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, in an effort to develop a model that will fully integrate the delivery and financing of care for all 21- to 64-year-old “dual eligibles,” those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid services.

With $1 million in funding from the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the state will oversee the project, which will demonstrate how this care and financing model would work. UMass Medical School will provide MassHealth with support in four main areas of the project: