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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cloud over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is proving to be a major threat to the stability of the health insurance exchanges that are the backbone of the law, says UMass Medical School’s Robert W. Seifert, MPA.
Despite the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passing the House, there seems no clear pathway to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An alternative to federal legislation is the state waiver process, already in place. In an effort to assist states seeking to waive provisions of the ACA, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on May 16 announced a checklist.