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Missouri on a map
July 11, 2017

Missouri’s largest retirement system for local government workers has partnered with UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services to provide enhancements and support for its disability certification and re-certification process.

elevating business
July 05, 2017

Wells Fargo, a USBLN Corporate Partner and Founding Partner of the USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP®), will provide generous financial support to aid these efforts with a grant to the Massachusetts Business Leadership Network (MABLN), a program of UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits (WWL).

Newborn child in blue blanket
June 29, 2017

The New England Newborn Screening Program, operated by UMass Medical School for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will begin a voluntary pilot screening program for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), as a result of the availability of a new FDA-approved therapy for the genetic disorder.

Man with down syndrome working in call center
June 28, 2017

A disability inclusion leader who is also the father of a child with a disability will be one of several key speakers at the Raise the Bar Hire! Conference October 5-6 hosted by UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits.

woman helping senior man with shopping
June 26, 2017

Federal regulations on the treatment of the “medically frail” could in fact provide an “opportunity” for states which seek to expand their Medicaid programs in the future, notes Sherry Campanelli, MPA, disability evaluation expert at UMass Medical School.

Two elderly people holding hands on a cane
June 20, 2017

States still moving ahead with Medicaid expansion face an added challenge: Setting up systems to identify and properly enroll “medically frail” individuals, notes Sherry Campanelli, a disability evaluation expert at UMass Medical School.

Senior man and home caregiver playing board game
June 19, 2017

Healthcare organizations in Connecticut could improve the health of high-need patients with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions while also saving money by hiring community health workers, according to an analysis completed by UMass Medical School for the Connecticut Health Foundation.

Elderly woman with walker
June 16, 2017

Whether the nation’s sickest and most vulnerable people receive full Medicaid benefits hinges on what states they live in, notes Sherry Campanelli, MPA, an expert in disability evaluation at UMass Medical School.

Terry Dougherty
June 15, 2017

People with significant health issues could wind up getting priced out of the insurance market under legislation recently passed by the House to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), warns UMass Medical School expert Terry Dougherty, MPH.

Steve Colella receiving Kraft award
June 12, 2017

Stephen Colella, a disability reviewer from UMass Medical School, has been honored by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for creating and managing a job search initiative.

Medical clipboard
June 07, 2017

UMass Medical School experts will present how Medicaid expansion affects the way medical frailty is defined in states, and the positive impact of patient-centered care on children enrolled in the Massachusetts Medicaid program, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 25-27 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Health insurance form
June 05, 2017

Roughly one-sixth of the country lives in states that are likely to seek waivers under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which could dramatically revamp the individual, or non-group, health insurance market, said UMass Medical School expert Terry Dougherty, MPH.

Medical interpreter speaking with patient
June 02, 2017

A keynote on language access in healthcare settings, the third annual presentation of the Tony Winsor Award and workshops on the opioid crisis and the interpreter role in neuropsychological testing will be featured at the 12th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference sponsored by UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program.

Terry Dougherty
June 01, 2017

States across the country will face agonizing choices over who gets health coverage and who doesn’t if proposed deep cuts to Medicaid clear Congress, notes Terry Dougherty, MPH, executive director of Health Systems Transformation at UMass Medical School.

Joyce A. Murphy
June 01, 2017

UMass Medical School's Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, executive vice chancellor of the Commonwealth Medicine division, recently had the honor of being elected to the position of chair of the board of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.