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June 01, 2016

An overview of the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health's 9th Annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health in CorrDocs, the newsletter of the American College of Correctional Physicians. The conference is supported by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and co-hosted this year by George Mason University.

White Paper
May 24, 2016

Provides policy recommendations to address current barriers to employment for people with psychiatric disabilities, who can successfully obtain and maintain employment with supports that include increased access to career development, supported employment, and critical health services.

Journal Article
May 02, 2016

Justice-involved people have higher rates of substance, mental health, and chronic medical disorders than the general population. This commentary provides rationale and a blueprint for engagement of academic health science institutions to harness their capabilities to tackle one of the country’s most vexing public health crises.

Technical Report
April 15, 2016

Pipeline Trends is produced by the Clinical Pharmacy Services division and is distributed at least once a year. It provides an overview of promising new agents, investigational indications, projected generic entry, FDA updates and industry trends.

Presentation
April 13, 2016

This presentation describes how to use data to develop outcome-based measures to ensure the quality of home and community-based services (HCBS).

Technical Report
April 12, 2016

This fact sheet presents a summary of the effects of Chapter

58 of the Acts of 2006, "An Act Providing Access To Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care," as reported in the many studies that have focused on Massachusetts’ reform. This high-level review summarizes the findings in various categories, including insurance coverage, access to care, health care utilization, and affordability for consumers.

Case Study
April 01, 2016

We work with multiple state agencies and a multidisciplinary team to oversee clinically robust prior authorization requirements for specific behavioral health medications and polypharmacy regimens in pediatric members in the Massachusetts State Medicaid program.

Technical Report
April 01, 2016

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the MA Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) Grant Project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing. The grant aimed to improve existing training for home care aides, offer training for personal care attendants, increase transferability of the workforce, and reduce turnover.

Poster
March 21, 2016

A pro-active multidisciplinary team-based care model was developed after identifying key skills and competencies needed for a patient-centered medical home workforce. This poster adresses what thoe new roles are in that model, and their individual responsibilities.

Poster
March 21, 2016

This poster describes a project that used a patient-centered medical home model to improve cervical cancer screening for patients at Duffy Health Center in Hyannis. Lessons learned include identifying existing opportunities to provide whole-person care may provide revenue enhancement and practice workflow tools require user input to be accepted and effective.

Poster
March 21, 2016

Our team partnered with UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Urology and Anesthesiology departments on a pilot patient-centered, physician-led, multidisciplinary team-based system of coordinated care for the surgical patient. The goals were to improve the patient experience, improve health care and reduce costs.

Poster
March 21, 2016

An analysis of the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home (MA PCMHI) at 46 participating practices finds that primary care practice transformation takes time; care transitions, including emergency room and post-discharge follow-up care, require the development of new clinical workflows; and the processes of care are more likely to improve before outcomes are affected.

Poster
March 21, 2016

Primary Care Payment Reform (PCPR), an alternative payment pilot program of MassHealth with learning collaborative support from UMass Medical School, demonstrated that behavioral health integration is a necessary component of whole-person care and a complex, but highly accomplishable task.

Video
March 14, 2016

UMass Medical School’s UHealthSolutions Inc. staffs the call center for MassOptions, a resource for services to help elderly residents, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, MassOptions is funded through a portion of a $135 million Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services grant.

Technical Report
February 18, 2016

A report prepared by UMass Medical School summarizes the findings of a qualitative study in which 33 uninsured individuals were interviewed about their experience living without health insurance. The findings can help to better understand the remaining barriers to coverage and inform strategies to reduce the uninsured.

Technical Report
February 17, 2016

This resource provides at-a-glance information about the approaches of 15 other states with established or pending community health worker certification systems. The table reveals commonalities and wide variability across state systems, which is an evolving process and may change with time. 

Blog
February 11, 2016

Nearly three years ago, I wrote a TMM about Jorge.  This is the beginning of that piece:

Case Study
February 08, 2016

Our Public Provider Reimbursement unit maximizes collection of federal and state dollars for health care and related services provided by public hospitals, mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and community-based programs. 

Case Study
February 08, 2016

We manage all program administration activities for the Massachusetts State Supplement Program, a federally mandated cash assistance program, saving the state more than $20 million per year.

Case Study
January 28, 2016

Clinical Pharmacy Services has expertise in medication adherence strategies, prescriber outreach, clinical guideline development, pharmacy analytics, formulary management, pharmacoeconomic analysis and patient-centered medical homes. Our team develops and implements management strategies to contain overall costs and promote optimal therapeutic outcomes for Hepatitis C patients.

Case Study
January 28, 2016

UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services division designs flexible and effective medication therapy management (MTM) programs with focuses on safety, efficacy and cost. Our approach is rooted in a mission to improve health outcomes for patients and is tailored to meet individual client needs.

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