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November 01, 2018

A unique approach to covering the costs of expensive life-saving CAR-T therapies developed by UMass Medical School in partnership with the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, is featured in a recent American Journal of Managed Care article.

Gavel and scale
October 18, 2018

The  UMass Medical School Health and Criminal Justice Program will be exhibiting at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Conference Oct. 21-24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Child getting a checkup
October 17, 2018

A health policy expert in UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division led a team in creating an interactive tool for Families USA that estimates the impact of community health worker (CHW) services in addressing childhood asthma.

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October 11, 2018

Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH, a leading expert on legal and policy analysis regarding Medicaid, health reform, and social services, will be the featured speaker on Medicaid work requirements for an upcoming Digital Health @ Harvard speaker series.

Pill bottle poured over dollar bills
October 10, 2018

UMass Medical School experts in pharmacy will present on CAR-T outcomes, Medicaid payment models, specialty drug spending impact, and pediatric behavioral health medication safety at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2018 to be held Oct. 23-25 at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Florida.

October 02, 2018

UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division has been named an approved vendor in the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Technical Assistance (TA) Program and the TA Marketplace.

Lisa Colombo
October 01, 2018

Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, officially joined UMass Medical School on October 1, 2018 as executive vice chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine.

Mother with her child
September 26, 2018

The four new medical conditions newborns can now be tested for by our New England Newborn Screening Program are highlighted in a story in the first edition of UMass Medical School’s new magazine, @umassmed.

Children together for a portrait
September 25, 2018

A panel of leaders from UMass Medical School, state government and community organizations gathered to share expertise, insights and best practices at Trauma and Resilience: A Child and Family Summit held at UMass Medical School on Sept. 24.

Mandy Harvey
September 13, 2018

A deaf singer who defied the odds to finish fourth on “America’s Got Talent” will be one of several enlightening speakers at the Raise the Bar Hire! Conference Oct. 10 hosted by UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Pharmacist organizing pills
September 05, 2018

UMass Medical School Pharmacy Director Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, was one of 40 experts selected to take part in a recent Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Partnership Forum, Designing Benefits and Payment Models for Innovative High-Investment Medications.

Handcuffs and dollar bills
August 29, 2018

Well trained insurance adjusters who are assessing disability claims should not only be able to spot impairment, but also potential fraud as well remarks, David Nowell, PhD.

Handcuffs and a gavel
August 16, 2018

The Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) is accepting abstract submissions for the 12th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health to be held in Las Vegas March 21-22, 2019.

UMass poster graphic
August 07, 2018

Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School will highlight key cost containment solutions in presentations, an industry session, and a booth at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference August 13-16 in Portland, Oregon.

Spilled pills on dollar bills
July 30, 2018

Our pharmacy experts tell Managed Healthcare Executive that they question recent drug price freezes from pharmaceutical companies.