UMass Medical School experts to present at AcademyHealth research meeting

June 10, 2015

UMass Medical School experts will present their research on a variety of health policy topics at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting June 14-16 in Minneapolis.

Poster presentations by experts at UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division will include research concerning health information and technology, and health insurance coverage and access issues under the Affordable Care Act.

A presentation about insurance coverage for health care services and supports for people with disabilities who work, Quantifying Wraparound Health Insurance Needs among Employed People with Disabilities, will be given to the Disability Research Interest Group, Saturday, June 13. Jack Gettens, PhD, and Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, both of Commonwealth Medicine's Center for Health Policy and Research, and Denise Hoffman of Mathematica Policy Research will make the presentation.   

Sunday, June 14

Redesigning Medicaid Websites to Promote Health Insurance Literacy in Disadvantaged Populations
Scott Keays, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research
Martin Baker, MSc, Center for Health Policy and Research
Michael Chin, MD, Center for Health Policy and Research
Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research

Developing Interoperability Between Patient-Collected Health Data and Electronic Medical Records
Michael Chin, MD, Center for Health Policy and Research
Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research

Monday, June 15

Quantifying Wraparound Health Insurance Needs Among Employed People with Disabilities
Jack Gettens, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research
Denise Hoffman, Mathematica Policy Research
Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, Center for Health Policy and Research

Evaluating the Impact of a Pediatric Medical Home Learning Collaborative on Medical Homeness: Evidence from the Massachusetts CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant
Ann Lawthers, SM, ScD, Office of Clinical Affairs
Valerie Konar, MEd, MBA, Center for Health Policy and Research
Paul Kirby, MA, Office of Clinical Affairs
Louise Bannister, BSN, JD, Office of Clinical Affairs

High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) Adoption in Massachusetts: Implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research
Robin Clark, PhD, Family Medicine & Community Health, UMass Medical School
Jianying Zhang, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research
Elizabeth O’Connell, MS, Center for Health Policy and Research

State Differences in the Application of Medical Frailty Under the Affordable Care Act
Peter Mosbach, PhD, Disability Evaluation Services
Sherry Campanelli, MPA, Disability Evaluation Services
A.E. Adams, PhD, Disability Evaluation Services