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Clinician with patient
April 04, 2017

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN), a collaborative led by UMass Medical School and UConn Health, has reached its full enrollment milestone of enrolling 5,400 clinicians more than 18 months ahead of schedule.

Jail yard
March 30, 2017

Substance abuse treatment programs run by two Massachusetts sheriffs offer a new way of treating addiction using medication, a promising approach being studied by UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, MD, according to a report by NPR’s Here & Now.

opioid pills
March 29, 2017

The Opioid Therapeutic Class Management Workgroup, which UMass Medical School developed for a state Medicaid program, is featured in a Managed Healthcare Executive article about opioid utilization strategies for managed care organizations. This workgroup model was presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting on March 28.

US Capital Dome
March 27, 2017

A UMass Medical School expert in health law and policy will delve into the complexities surrounding waivers and federal health reform at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Annual Health Law Symposium April 7 in Boston.

Man in wheelchair at Raise the Bar Hire! conference
March 22, 2017

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits has announced sponsorship opportunities for the Raise the Bar Hire! Conference and Career Fair October 5-6 featuring notable autism advocate Temple Grandin, PhD, as keynote speaker.

March 21, 2017

A recent survey of New England pharmacies found the median cost to dispense one prescription to a Medicaid beneficiary is $10.59. The survey was completed by the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO), a nonprofit organized by the health and human service agencies of the New England states and UMass Medical School, in partnership with the accounting firm of Myers and Stauffer LC.

Medical records
March 20, 2017

Engaging stakeholders to thoughtfully restructure into an integrated healthcare delivery system is no easy task, but MassHealth did just that through its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiative, UMass Medical School’s Carolyn Langer, MD, told Healthcare IT News. Dr. Langer will discuss the initiative at a forum in Boston April 3.

Mother and daughter at doctor
March 20, 2017

A proposal to bring single-payer health care to Massachusetts is aspirational because it lacks details and may need funding changes to be successful, UMass Medical School health policy expert Katharine London, MS, told the Telegram & Gazette. London led the team that developed the Vermont single-payer financing model.

Warren J. Ferguson
March 16, 2017

UMass Medical School has created the Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship to honor its namesake’s contributions to the field of criminal justice health. The scholarship was announced March 16 at the Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, which Dr. Ferguson co-founded 10 years ago.

Drugs in packaging
March 15, 2017

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has elected Paul Jeffrey, PharmD, a pharmacy director in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, to the Board of Directors. Three other medical school pharmacists were also chosen to hold AMCP leadership positions.

Photo of opioid medication
March 09, 2017

A clinical pharmacy manager from UMass Medical School will discuss appropriately balancing access to opioids with the need to guard against abuse and misuse at The Safe Prescribing and Dispensing Conference hosted by Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey March 14 in Randolph, Massachusetts.

Terry Dougherty
March 07, 2017

Millions of Americans will lose health insurance, and state Medicaid programs – particularly in states that expanded coverage – are likely to face budget challenges under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released March 6 by House Republicans, said UMass Medical School health care expert Terry Dougherty, MPH.

Gavel and stethescope
March 06, 2017

The 10th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health will include a peer session on implementing medication assisted treatment for opioid abuse, and a town hall featuring the perspectives of justice-involved individuals when it convenes March 16-17 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frank Joyce
February 28, 2017

Frank Joyce, RN, has been appointed senior director of UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services following a successful stint as interim senior director.

Medications and pill bottles
February 22, 2017

Clinical pharmacists from UMass Medical School will present on a novel approach to opioid addiction treatment as well as cystic fibrosis treatment advances at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2017 March 27-29 in Denver, Colorado.