Newborn screening has touched the lives of nearly every person born in Massachusetts over the past five decades. That anniversary was celebrated at the State House on Dec. 9, when a proclamation from Gov. Deval L. Patrick declared Dec. 9-15 Newborn Screening Awareness Week in Massachusetts.
“If you think about the screenings we do and the disorders we identify, it can save lives,” Joyce A. Murphy, executive vice chancellor of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, told the WorcesterTelegram & Gazette in a front page story about the 50th anniversary of the Massachusetts Newborn Screening Program.
New research showing that infants who spent less time looking at people’s eyes were more likely to be diagnosed with autism is an important indicator that autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may not stem from congenital abnormalities and therefore may be modified by early intervention, according to Teresa V. Mitchell, PhD, a researcher at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center who performs similar studies with older individuals with ASDs.
A team from Disability Evaluation Services (DES), a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, recently presented a poster at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) held earlier this month at the University of Delaware.
Health Law Advocates is an organization that has helped hundreds of thousands of the commonwealth’s most needy residents access adequate health care, Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, told a crowd gathered at nonprofit's18th Annual Benefit Breakfast at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Nov. 13.
The Center for Health Care Financing, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, was featured in a Sunday Boston Globe story about cities and towns seeing fewer residents at their local flu clinics. The Center runs the Vaccine Reimbursement Program for several Massachusetts municipalities.
A partnership between UMass Medical School, two central Massachusetts nonprofits and a Cambridge startup is working to provide better jobs for people with disabilities. And they’re helping the environment, too.
The Center for Health Care Financing, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, assisted the state of New York in identifying more than $496 million in erroneous Medicaid payments and helped the state recover $211 million from the federal government.
The State of Michigan has awarded UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Care Financing a contract to assist with cost control of Michigan’s Medicaid program by helping the state maximize access to federal Medicare benefits for eligible residents.
The first annual UMass Medical School Work Without Limits conference, Raise the Bar Hire!, drew nearly 400 attendees and featured more than 40 exhibitors, all gathered at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood last week to highlight ways to advance employment for people with disabilities.
Without Community Case Management (CCM), a service of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, more than a thousand children and young adults in Massachusetts with complex medical needs may have been forced to leave their families and live in institutions to get the care they need.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded a new five-year contract to UMass Medical School to continue coordinating health care services for inmates at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) located in Devens, Mass.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded the University of Massachusetts Medical School a contract to manage comprehensive medical services to approximately 4,900 inmates at the Federal Medical Center located in Butner, North Carolina.
UMass Medical School is partnering with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, in an effort to develop a model that will fully integrate the delivery and financing of care for all 21- to 64-year-old “dual eligibles,” those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid services.
With $1 million in funding from the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the state will oversee the project, which will demonstrate how this care and financing model would work. UMass Medical School will provide MassHealth with support in four main areas of the project: