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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.

FDA illustration
October 10, 2017

A UMass Medical School clinical pharmacist will present on which specialty drugs are poised to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018 and how they will impact health plan budgets at AMCP Nexus 2017.

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.

Picture of three attendees at Raise the Bar Conference
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.

Mrs. Martin standing beneath a magnifying glass
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.

TPL impact map of the United States
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.

Bottle of pills spilled over a prescription paper
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.

Doctor handing a patient pills
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.

Pill bottle and pills on wooden table
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.

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