To be successful at disability evaluations, public agencies must have access to reviewers with clinical expertise, quality assurance and knowledge of complex federal and state regulations, notes Peter C. Lindblad, MD, medical director UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services.
The 11th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health is now accepting registrations and has announced Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH, a leading authority in the intersect of infectious disease, addiction treatment and justice-involved individuals, will be the plenary speaker.
A UMass Medical School pharmacy team grew concerned after reviewing the prescriptions of a teen diagnosed with multiple psychiatric disorders, and with a history of bodily harm.
With the right training, insurance adjusters can learn how to cull a wealth of information from medical records and even just a simple phone call, says David Nowell, PhD.
We are revisiting UMass Medical School’s 2017 accomplishments with the top 10 most read Commonwealth Medicine news articles and publications.
More than 100 children in foster care or state custody through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) will receive holiday surprises this season thanks to the generosity of employees at UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Care Financing.
In combating Hepatitis C infection, matching patients with the optimal and most effective drug regimens is key, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.
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.
The eleventh Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will feature Dr. Éamonn O’Moore as the event's keynote speaker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.