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March 04, 2020

Christie Hager, JD, MPH, Commonwealth Medicine’s managing director for Public & Private Health Solutions, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.

March 03, 2020

Commonwealth Medicine’s Director of Child and Family Policy Audrey Smolkin, joined Senate President Emerita Harriette L. Chandler in hosting a statewide conference on trauma and resilience “Building Resilient Communities, Building Resilient Children” on Monday, March 2, 2020, in Worcester Massachusetts.

Blue and green pills
March 02, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Gabot, managed care pharmacy resident in Clinical Pharmacy Services (CPS) at Commonwealth Medicine, on receiving the 2020 Elgene “Jake” Jacobs Memorial Scholarship.

Newborn baby
January 30, 2020

Commonwealth Medicine recently announced important enhancements to the data system supporting laboratory testing for the New England Newborn Screening Program.

Top ten stories of 2019
January 29, 2020

Throughout 2019 our experts across our solutions have shared the knowledge and insight that make us a trusted partner for health and human service agencies across the country through informative reports, blogs and news stories. Take a look at the top 10 most viewed posts of 2019.

AMCP Board of Directors Announcement
January 09, 2020

Congratulations to  Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, who was recently elected by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) to serve as its president.

Behavioral health
December 17, 2019

Commonwealth Medicine experts in health care policy, law, and delivery for justice-involved populations played a key role in designing a new demonstration project for Massachusetts to improve the delivery of health services to individuals involved with the criminal justice system. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) developed the demonstration project, which will be administered by MassHealth in collaboration with the Trial Court, the Department of Correction (DOC), the Massachusetts Parole Board, and the Middlesex and Worcester county sheriff’s offices with the support of Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School.

Woman working on a laptop
November 18, 2019

Director of Commonwealth Medicine’s Work Without Limits, Kathleen Petkauskos, joins other prominent disability inclusion advocates to discuss the common misconceptions around hiring people with disabilities in an article by Coverage, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts publication.

Pills on dollar bills
November 15, 2019

Medicaid Policy Expert Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH, shares insights with Bloomberg Law on the anticipated reversal of a controversial $100 million Medicaid work requirement program in Kentucky.

Audrey Smolkin on The Hank Stolz Experience
October 30, 2019

Commonwealth Medicine’s Audrey Smolkin, MPP, and Senate President Emerita Harriette L. Chandler discuss the goals of the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative on Charter TV 3’s “The Hank Stolz Experience.”

MassHealth The Basics Webinar
October 23, 2019

Are you looking for a thorough overview of MassHealth? Join Commonwealth Medicine’s Medicaid expert Rachel Gershon for “MassHealth: The Basics - 2019 Webinar,” a concise review of data on eligibility, costs and trends coupled with an introduction to new initiatives for combating opioids and managing costs.

Doctors coat
October 08, 2019

Congratulations to Warren Ferguson, MD, recently honored with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) prestigious Public Health Award. The award recognizes Ferguson’s extraordinary contributions to family medicine and his contributions to advancing the health of the public overall.

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September 23, 2019

Check out the new issue of @umassmed magazine featuring an interview with Commonwealth Medicine’s Executive Vice Chancellor Lisa Colombo. Lisa talks about her first year at CWM,  the progress of a new strategic plan, and her vision for the future.

Pediatrician and child
September 05, 2019

Learn how states are addressing pediatric payment reform to ensure primary care plays a broader role in the health and well-being of families and their children. View recorded webinars and slides on the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticuit website. Our experts Robert Seifert and Hilary Deignan designed the webinars. 

August 14, 2019

Experts from Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School, will deliver presentations at the 2019 Medical Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) on how an integrated third party liability (TPL) strategy can deliver significant cost avoidance and cost recovery for Medicaid programs.