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December 12, 2017

Insurance adjusters can face significant stress when weighing whether to endorse someone’s disability claim, as there is much at stake since it can be a potentially life-changing decision, says David Nowell, PhD, a clinical staff member at UMass Medical School and an expert in independent medical evaluations as a practicing neuropsychologist.

Dr Éamonn O’Moore
December 08, 2017

The eleventh Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will feature Dr. Éamonn O’Moore as the event's keynote speaker.

Disability claim
November 21, 2017

Disability claims can be tricky, especially when it comes to concussions and brain injuries, and insurance adjusters often have to make difficult calls. Having the right clinical knowledge is crucial.

Tyson Thompson
November 20, 2017

Ensuring powerful pain medications are not abused and get to patients who need them is a key challenge today for opioid management programs amid a nationwide addiction epidemic, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, of UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services.

Pavel Lavitas
November 13, 2017

UMass Medical School is developing strategies to more efficiently manage Hepatitis C treatment at a time when both new infections and the cost of new, life-saving drugs are soaring, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

Kimberly Lenz and Pharmacy Practice News
November 08, 2017

A multidisciplinary-team approach, patient education and a plentiful supply of Naloxone is key to battling the opioid epidemic, UMass Medical School’s Kimbery Lenz, PharmD, tells Pharmacy Practice News.

Work Without Limits and Circular Blu
November 07, 2017

Circular Blu, creator of the blue wrap tote-bag and trailblazer in the field of circular economics, has formed a new partnership with UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits to create sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Elderly man and community health worker
November 03, 2017

A UMass Medical School health policy expert will lay out a strategy for creating sustainable financing models for community health worker (CHW) services at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Gavel next to a bottle of pills
November 02, 2017

A pair of UMass Medical School correctional health experts will discuss efforts to treat inmates for opioid abuse and improve medical care behind bars at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s 2017 National Conference on Correctional Health Care Nov. 4-8 in Chicago, Illinois.

Gavel and stethoscope
November 01, 2017

The American College of Correctional Physicians (ACCP) will present UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson with the 2017 Armond Start Award for Excellence in Correctional Medicine at its annual meeting in Chicago Nov. 5.

Boy with health worker
October 27, 2017

Connecticut could better treat residents with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma while also saving on medical costs, according to community health workers (CHWs) models designed by UMass Medical School and reported in the New Haven Register.

Warren Ferguson
October 26, 2017

UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, one of the nation’s leading experts on health care for criminal justice populations, will speak at the upcoming Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in Boston.

Blue DNA
October 24, 2017

A UMass Medical School pharmacy expert is warning managed care plans to keep close tabs on an array of innovative – but also very expensive – gene therapies, according to Managed Healthcare Executive and Specialty Pharmacy Continuum.

Elderly person being served dinner at home by caregiver
October 18, 2017

By 2050, there will be twice as many people over 65 as there are today, and triple the number over 85, leading to an explosion on demand for home care and other long-term services and supports (LTSS), says Martin Baker, MSc, of UMass Medical School

Blue and white pills
October 12, 2017

A UMass Medical School pharmacy leader will moderate a panel discussion on the health plan perspective of combating opioid misuse and abuse at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s AMCP Nexus 2017 conference, being held Oct. 16-19 in Dallas, Texas.

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