UMass Medical School is one of two American universities to serve as a host institution in a European Union funded research program focused on developing new technologies to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability.
Who We are
UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide.
Our approach informs all our work, including:
As part of a leading academic health sciences center, our high-quality, insightful research shapes public policy, from the bedside to the community.
Where We’ll be Next...
August 18-21 — Denver, CO
This conference brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related the Medicaid systems and initiatives.
We will be exhibiting at this event at Booth 65. We hope to see you there!
Projects and Publications
July 09, 2014
The Impact of Prior Authorization on Buprenorphine Dose, Relapse Rates, and Cost for Massachusetts Medicaid Beneficiaries with Opioid Dependence
This article highlights the evaluation of a buprenorphine dose-based prior authorization policy developed by MassHealth in consultation with UMass Medical School's Office of Clinical Affairs. The evaluation suggests the policy may be a model for other states concerned about buprenorphine diversion among individuals with opioid dependence.