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Hepatitis C test
April 11, 2018

Hepatitis C is curable, with a new class of drugs boasting success rates of 90 percent or more. But the costs of these treatments can pose serious cost issues for state Medicaid programs and other health plans, notes Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS.

Box of pills
March 28, 2018

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy has elected Nicole Trask, PharmD, of UMass Medical School to a two-year term as secretary of the AMCP Northeast Regional Affiliate.

Gavel, books and handcuffs
March 20, 2018

UMass Medical School will bestow the inaugural Warren J. Ferguson Scholarship award to Precious Bedell, a tireless advocate for improving the lives of people affected by incarceration, at the Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health.

Insurance adjuster working on a computer
March 14, 2018

Amid constant change in the world of medicine and health care, insurance adjusters must keep a close eye on the latest advances, notes David Nowell, PhD.

Hepatitis C
March 06, 2018

The new crop of hepatitis C drugs released over the past few years are both highly effective and highly expensive, says Pavel Lavitas.

Elderly person having blood pressure checked by in home nurse
February 20, 2018

A UMass Medical School health policy expert will share our deep long-term services and supports (LTSS) expertise when presenting at The World Congress 3rd Annual Managed Long Term Services and Supports Summit.

Bottles and pills
February 15, 2018

UMass Medical School pharmacists will display some of our pivotal opioid management work and present a NASH budget impact model at the American Drug Utilization Review Society (ADURS) conference February 22-24, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Claims adjuster taking notes
February 13, 2018

Well-trained claims adjusters can play a key role in evaluating valid work-related injuries while also protecting against fraud, says David Nowell, PhD.

Abstract healthcare image
February 07, 2018

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN), a collaborative led by UMass Medical School and UConn Health, has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to present its cost savings achievements at the 2018 CMS Quality Conference.

HCV written on a piece of paper
February 05, 2018

Looking closely at cases where treatment failed as well as where it has worked is crucial for running a successful Hepatitis C medication management program, notes Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute
January 23, 2018

Kenneth Peterson and Working Group on Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine recognized by chancellor; students given MLK Semester of Service awards.

Pavel Lavitas
January 22, 2018

A new crop of drugs has turned Hepatitis C into a curable condition, but getting patients to adhere to intensive drug regimens can sometimes be a challenge, notes Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

January 18, 2018

To be successful at disability evaluations, public agencies must have access to reviewers with clinical expertise, quality assurance and knowledge of complex federal and state regulations, notes Peter C. Lindblad, MD, medical director UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services.

Interior of a modern prison
January 16, 2018

The 11th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health is now accepting registrations and has announced Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH, a leading authority in the intersect of infectious disease, addiction treatment and justice-involved individuals, will be the plenary speaker.

Group of teenagers smiling for a picture
January 10, 2018

A UMass Medical School pharmacy team grew concerned after reviewing the prescriptions of a teen diagnosed with multiple psychiatric disorders, and with a history of bodily harm.