By 2050, there will be twice as many people over 65 as there are today, and triple the number over 85, leading to an explosion on demand for home care and other long-term services and supports (LTSS), says Martin Baker, MSc, of UMass Medical School
A UMass Medical School pharmacy leader will moderate a panel discussion on the health plan perspective of combating opioid misuse and abuse at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s AMCP Nexus 2017 conference, being held Oct. 16-19 in Dallas, Texas.
A UMass Medical School clinical pharmacist will present on which specialty drugs are poised to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018 and how they will impact health plan budgets at AMCP Nexus 2017.
Timothy Vernon is a top performer in Eversource Energy’s Westwood call center. Vernon, who is blind, credits that success to the accommodations Eversource provides to ensure he reaches his full potential. Their accomplishments will be celebrated by UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits at the 2017 Raise the Bar Hire! Conference Oct. 5.
Keeping doses of opioid pain medications to their lowest effective levels – not costly reformulations that make the pills harder to crush and snort – may be more effective overall in curbing abuse of the powerful painkillers, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, of UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services.
Renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin, PhD, will deliver a keynote address, Autism and my Path Through Life, at Raise the Bar Hire! Oct. 5 at the DCU Center in Worcester. UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits hosts the annual two-day conference and career fair now in its fifth year.
For public agencies across the country, tracking demand for home care and other long-term services and supports (LTSS) while also monitoring performance remains a significant challenge, says Martin Baker, MSc of UMass Medical School.
At a time when state Medicaid budgets are under increasing pressure, UMass Medical School is saving hundreds of millions of dollars for states across the country through its third party liability work.
The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association (MPhA) bestows UMass Medical School pharmacy leader Kimberly Lenz, PharmD, with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award Sept. 14 for her efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.
For state Medicaid programs and other health plans, keeping up with the dramatic progress in new Hepatitis C drugs and treatment can be a major challenge, says UMass Medical School pharmacist Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS.
An effective opioid management program requires a delicate balance between prevention of abuse while also ensuring that patients who legitimately need pain medication have access, says UMass Medical School expert.
Experts from UMass Medical School said managed care plans can use a variety of tools to combat the opioid crisis, including a therapeutic class management team, according to an article in Pharmacy Practice News.
UMass Medical School’s TrendFinder LTSS data analytics platform helps state agencies and private health plans meet growing demand for home care and other long-term services and supports amid lean budgets.
UMass Medical School’s long-term services and supports (LTSS) solutions will be both celebrated and presented at the National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 27-31.
Utilizing evidence-based practices, being able to constantly monitor the latest research and being nimble are the key components of a successful opioid management program, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD.