UMass Medical School Health Policy Experts to Present at Academy Health Conference

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UMass Medical School Health Policy Experts to Present at Academy Health Conference

Sharing Knowledge on Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Behavioral Health and Dental Policy.

Several health policy experts from UMass Medical School will present at Academy Health’s annual research meeting, taking place in Baltimore, June 23 - 25.

Bruce Barton, PhD, research professor in the Medical School’s Quantitative Health Sciences department, and team leader for research methods at the School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, Center for Health Policy and Research, will deliver a podium presentation on interim results from the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.

Dr. Barton’s podium presentation will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 11:30 a.m., at the Baltimore Convention Center, room 317.

A multi-disciplinary team from UMass Medical School was instrumental in helping implement and evaluate the Massachusetts patient-centered medical home demonstration project, an initiative that involves 45 primary care practices and multiple payers. Dr. Barton will present findings from a study that analyzed the extent to which practices adopted characteristics central to medical homes, including increased access to care and information, improved care coordination among practice team members and delivery of care that is considered “patient-centered” – a model that supports the involvement of patients and families in all care decisions. Robin Clark, PhD, Judith Steinberg, MD, and Ann Lawthers, ScD, co-authored the study with Dr. Barton.

UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine staff will also be making several pre-conference presentations on behavioral health and state health policy topics to colleagues from around the country, as well as presenting posters during the conference. Below is a complete schedule of presentation and poster sessions.

 
Presentations
Date and Location         Presenter Name     Title

June 22, 2013
9:45 a.m.
Convention Center
Room #317

        Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH     State Policy Interest Group Meeting - Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative: Impact on Clinical Quality at Midpoint

June 22, 2013
3:20 p.m.
Convention Center
Room 319/322

        Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH     Behavioral Health Interest Group Meeting - Integrating Behavioral Health Care into the Patient-Centered Medical Home: The Massachusetts Experience

June 22, 2013
4:45 p.m.
Convention Center
Room 319/322

        Robin Clark, PhD     Behavioral Health Interest Group Meeting - The Impact of Prior Authorization on Buprenorphine Dose, Cost and Relapse Rates for Massachusetts Medicaid Beneficiaries with Opioid Dependence

June 25, 2013
11:30 a.m.
Convention Center
Room #317

        Bruce Barton, PhD     Podium Presentation: Adoption of Medical Home Characteristics: Interim Results from the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative
 
Posters
Date and Location     Presenter Name     Title

June 23, 2013
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Poster Session and Number:
Exhibit Hall A, #423

    Paul Kirby, MA    

Dental Service Quality Measurement in a Medicaid Population: Testing Measure Sensitivity to Continuous Enrollment Requirements
(Authored by Paul Kirby, MA, Bruce Barton, PhD, David Tringali, MA, Brent Martin, DDS, MBA)

June 23, 2013
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Poster Session and Number:
Exhibit Hall A, #431

    Paul Kirby, MA    

Early Experiences from the Massachusetts Multi-Payer Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative
(Authored by Teresa Anderson, PhD, Linda Cabral, MM, Laura Sefton, BA, Ann Lawthers, ScD)

June 23, 2013
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Poster Session and Number:
Exhibit Hall A, #477

   

Sai Cherala, MD

   

Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative: Impact on Clinical Quality at Midpoint
(Authored by Judith Steinberg, MD, Sai Cherala, MD, Christine Johnson, PhD, Ann Lawthers, ScD)

June 24, 2013
9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Poster Session and Number:
Exhibit Hall B, #616

   

Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH

   

Integrating Behavioral Health Care into the Patient-Centered Medical Home: The Massachusetts Experience
(Authored by Judith Steinberg, MD, Megan Burns, MPP, (Bailit Health Purchasing), Michael Bailit, MBA, (Bailit Health Purchasing), and Alexander Blount, EdD, (UMass Medical School)

       

About the University of Massachusetts Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest-growing academic health sciences centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. The Medical School attracts more than $255 million in research funding annually, 80 percent of which comes from federal funding sources. The mission of the Medical School is to advance the health and well-being of the people of Massachusetts and the world, through pioneering education, research, public service and health care delivery. Commonwealth Medicine, the Medical School’s health care consulting and operations division, provides a wide range of care management and consulting services to government agencies and health care organizations. For more information, visit commed.umassmed.edu.

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tom Lyons, 508-856-2115
thomas.lyons2@umassmed.edu

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