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October 04, 2017

Timothy Vernon is a top performer in Eversource Energy’s Westwood call center. Vernon, who is blind, credits that success to the accommodations Eversource provides to ensure he reaches his full potential. Their accomplishments will be celebrated by UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits at the 2017 Raise the Bar Hire! Conference Oct. 5.

October 02, 2017

Keeping doses of opioid pain medications to their lowest effective levels – not costly reformulations that make the pills harder to crush and snort – may be more effective overall in curbing abuse of the powerful painkillers, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, of UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services.

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September 28, 2017

Renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin, PhD, will deliver a keynote address, Autism and my Path Through Life, at Raise the Bar Hire! Oct. 5 at the DCU Center in Worcester. UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits hosts the annual two-day conference and career fair now in its fifth year.

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September 20, 2017

For public agencies across the country, tracking demand for home care and other long-term services and supports (LTSS) while also monitoring performance remains a significant challenge, says Martin Baker, MSc of UMass Medical School.

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September 13, 2017

At a time when state Medicaid budgets are under increasing pressure, UMass Medical School is saving hundreds of millions of dollars for states across the country through its third party liability work.

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September 11, 2017

The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (MPhA) bestows UMass Medical School pharmacy leader Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award Sept. 14 for her efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.

September 07, 2017

For state Medicaid programs and other health plans, keeping up with the dramatic progress in new Hepatitis C drugs and treatment can be a major challenge, says UMass Medical School pharmacist Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS.

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September 05, 2017

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.

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September 01, 2017

Experts from UMass Medical School said managed care plans can use a variety of tools to combat the opioid crisis, including a therapeutic class management team, according to an article in Pharmacy Practice News.

August 29, 2017

UMass Medical School’s TrendFinder LTSS data analytics platform helps state agencies and private health plans meet growing demand for home care and other long-term services and supports amid lean budgets. 

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August 24, 2017

UMass Medical School’s long-term services and supports (LTSS) solutions will be both celebrated and presented at the National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 27-31.

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August 21, 2017

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.

August 14, 2017

UMass Medical School experts will present on increasing third party liability savings in Medicaid programs and standardizing the procurement process at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference on August 15-18.

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August 09, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division (UMass) is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Long Term Care Innovation, Inc. (LTCI)  based in Burlington, Vermont.  

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August 08, 2017

Medication assisted treatment has proven to be powerful weapon in communities across the country in efforts to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic. Now, UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, MD, is studying how jails and prisons can implement that model, according to a report by STAT.

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