Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

 

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR), a unit in the school's Commonwealth Medicine division, is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide. This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers in the Center for Health Policy and Research.

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Publications from 2018

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Discordance of voluntary HIV testing with HIV sexual risk-taking and self-perceived HIV infection risk among social media-using black, Hispanic, and white young-men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM), Kelsey A. Alexovitz, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

Publications from 2017

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A Structured Approach Using the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR): Building the Evidence for Oral Health Interventions in the Population With Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Alexandra Bonardi, Christine J Clifford, and Nira Hadar

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Massachusetts Innovative Action to Support those Aging with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD), Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Sharon Oxx, Christine J. Clifford, and Emily Lauer

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Approaching Document Review in a Systematic Way, Linda M. Cabral

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Evaluating the Impact of Interventions by a Multidisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Medication Initiative Workgroup on Medication Prescribing Trends in a Medicaid Population, Ashley N. Camilo, Neha Kashalikar, Thomas C. Pomfret, Donna M. Faber, Kimberly J. Lenz, Joel Goldstein, Karen M. Clements, Michael Angelini, Patricia Leto, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Leveraging EHRs and HIEs for Hepatitis C Surveillance, Prevention and Management:, Michael Chin

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Integrating Measures of Social Determinants of Health Into Health Care Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges, Melissa A. Clark and Deborah Gurewich

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Testing U.S. State-Based Training Models to Meet Health Workforce Needs in Long-Term Care, Jennifer Craft Morgan, Nadine Edris, Clare C. Luz, Daniel P. Ochylski, Anita Stineman, Leanne Winchester, and Susan A. Chapman

Associations Between Physical Pain, Pain Management, and Frequency of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Among Young Adults: A Sex-specific Analysis, Tristan I. Evans, Elliott J. Liebling, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, and Brandon D. L. Marshall

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Prescription contraception use and adherence by women with substance use disorders, Gillian J. Griffith, Tara Kumaraswami, Stavroula A. Chrysanthopoulou, Kristin M. Mattocks, and Robin E. Clark

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Secrets for Effective Survey Invitations, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Evaluation of Progesterone Utilization and Birth Outcomes in a State Medicaid Plan, Tasmina Hydery, Mylissa K. Price, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mito Takeshita, Parag S. Kunte, Rose P. Mauro, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Evaluation of Progesterone Agent Utilization and Birth Outcomes in a State Medicaid Plan, Tasmina Hydery, Mylissa K. Price, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mito Takeshita, Rose Mauro, Parag Kunte, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir and Predictors of Treatment Failure in Members with Hepatitis C Genotype 1: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Medicaid Population, George Kouris, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Pavel Lavitas, Caroline J. Alper, Mylissa K. Price, Karen M. Clements, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Starting at the End: Measuring Learning Using Retrospective Pre-Post Evaluations, Debi Lang and Judith A. Savageau

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Is R right for you? If yes…, Pei-Pei Lei

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Substance Use Disorder Privacy Law Limits Both Payers, Prescribers, Kimberly J. Lenz and Tyson Thompson

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NASTAD Health Systems Data Technical Resource: Toolkit for Querying Claim Databases for HCV Testing and Treatment, Wen-Chieh Lin, Amy Leary, Philip Bolduc, Abigail R. Averbach, Karen M. Clements, and Bonnie C. Greenwood

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State Medicaid Reimbursement for Medications for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection from 2012 through 2015, Christine Lu, Fang Zhang, Nicole Golonski, Caitlin Lupton, Paul L. Jeffrey, and Anita Wagner

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Potential Healthcare Insurance and Provider Barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Utilization Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men, Sarah J. Marks, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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Providing Pediatric Asthma Home Visits by Community Workers -- Lessons Learned, David McCarthy

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Comparison of Home-Based Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Self-Testing Versus Mail-in Blood Sample Collection or Medical/Community HIV Testing By Young Adult Black, Hispanic, and White MSM: Results from a Randomized Trial, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Justin Romanoff, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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Variations in Recruitment Yield and Characteristics of Participants Recruited Across Diverse Internet Platforms in an HIV Testing Study of Young Adult Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men (YMSM), Roland C. Merchant, Justin Romanoff, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning, Jennifer Reidy, Jennifer Halvorson, Suzana Makowski, Delila Katz, Barbara Weinstein, Christine McCluskey, Alex Doering, Kathryn DeCarli, and Jennifer Tjia

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Body mass index (BMI), postoperative appearance satisfaction, and sexual function in breast cancer survivorship, K. E. Rojas, N. Matthews, C. Raker, Melissa A. Clark, M. Onstad, A. Stuckey, and J. Gass

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The impact of mastectomy type on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), satisfaction with appearance, and the reconstructed breast's role in intimacy, K. Rojas, M. Onstad, C. Raker, Melissa A. Clark, A. Stuckey, and J. Gass

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Data Analysis Basics – Part I, Judith A. Savageau

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Data Analysis Basics – Part II, Judith A. Savageau

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Counting and Computing with Microsoft Excel, Laura A. Sefton

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The Effect of a Federal Controlled Substance Act Schedule Change on Hydrocodone Combination Products Claims in a Medicaid Population, Stephanie Tran, Pavel Lavitas, Karen Stevens, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Karen M. Clements, Caroline J. Alper, Kimberly J. Lenz, Mylissa K. Price, Tasmina Hydery, Jennifer L. Arnold, Mito Takeshita, Rachel Bacon, Justin P. Peristere, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Determination of Massachusetts’ respite policies and the potential impact of unpaid family care giver support on home and community based services, Leanne Winchester, Kate Russell, and Kelly Love

Publications from 2016

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Ask Why Again and Again and Again, Ruth Aboagye, Sai Cherala, Pam Senesac, and Joan Johnston

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Anatomy of a Fishbone (Diagram), Ruth Aboagye, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Joan Johnston, and Sai Cherala

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Making Your Webinar Accessible, Angie Aguirre

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The Role of Managed Care Pharmacy in Improving Access to Naloxone: Findings from the AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group, AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group and Kimberly J. Lenz

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Lessons From a Care Management Pilot Program for People With Acquired Brain Injury, Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Judith A. Savageau, Deborah Croucher, and Kathryn Bradley

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Evaluating the Full Potential of Your Staff, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Karen M. Clements, Robin E. Clark, Pavel Lavitas, Parag Kunte, Camilla S. Graham, Elizabeth O'Connell, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul Jeffrey

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Pregnancy Characteristics and Outcomes among Women at Risk for Disability from Health Conditions Identified in Medical Claims, Karen M. Clements, Monika Mitra, Jianying Zhang, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design, Rachel Gershon, Lisa Morris, and Warren J. Ferguson

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The Importance of Learning Objectives in Program Design and Evaluation, Debi Lang

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Using Plain Language in Evaluation, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra

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Overview of Comprehensive Hepatitis C Virus Medication Management in a State Medicaid Program, Pavel Lavitas, Mark A. Tesell, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie C. Greenwood, Mylissa K. Price, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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The Beauty of Banner Tables, Pei-Pei Lei and Carla Hillerns

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Access to substance use treatment among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically, Elliott J. Liebling, Jesse L. Yedinak, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, and Brandon D.L. Marshall

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Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities, Monika Mitra, Vera E. Mouradian, Michael H. Fox, and Carter Pratt

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Cancer of the uterus and treatment of stress incontinence: a pilot study, Katina Robison, Elizabeth Lokich, Sonali Raman, Christine Luis, Christina Raker, Melissa A. Clark, and Kyle Wohlrab

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Recruitment and Retention of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians post MA Health Care Reform: 2008 vs. 2013 Physician Surveys, Judith A. Savageau, Linda J. Cragin, Warren J. Ferguson, Laura A. Sefton, and Joan Pernice

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Behavioral Health Screening among Massachusetts Children Receiving Medicaid, Judith A. Savageau, David Keller, Georgianna Willis, Kathleen Muhr, Gideon Aweh, Jack Simons, and Emily Sherwood

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Searching for Literature Using Google Scholar, Laura A. Sefton

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Post-Project Debriefings as Part of Performance Improvement, Laura A. Sefton, Judith A. Savageau, and Linda M. Cabral

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Driving Change: Tips for Helping Stakeholders Stay Motivated, Joshua P. Twomey and Joan Johnston

Publications from 2015

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Proceedings of the AMCP Partnership Forum: Breaking the Link Between Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder, AMCP Partnership Forum and Paul L. Jeffrey

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American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Policy Lab: Using Data to Drive Public Policy and Funding Decisions, Abigail R. Averbach, Frederick (Rick) Perro, and Jocelyn F. Gordon

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Adherence to Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines in a Medicaid Program, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Gideon Aweh, and Elizabeth O'Connell

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Identifying Effectiveness and Areas for Improvement in an Innovative Program Serving Medically Complex Individuals with Disabilities, Bittie Behl-Chadha, Kerri Ikenberry, , Theresa McGauley-Keaney, and Carla Hillerns

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To Transcribe or not to Transcribe….that is the Question, Linda M. Cabral

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Evaluation in Times of Change or Crisis, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Behavioral Health Screening in Primary Care Practices, Sai Cherala, Alexander Blount, Judith L. Steinberg, and Joan Johnston

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Massachusetts Hospital Profiles: Data Through Fiscal Year 2013, Michael Chin

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Vermont Health Connect Customer Satisfaction and Experience Evaluation, Michael Chin, Bittie Behl-Chadha, and Jack Gettens

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Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, William H. Fisher, and Bruce A. Barton

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Interventions to Improve Access and Health Behaviors in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A National Resource for Oral Health, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Cindy K. Fleming

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A Systematic Review of Oral Health Interventions to Reduce Disparities in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Results of a Novel Approach, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Educating Dental Health Professionals about People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Massachusetts Expert Panel on End of Life Report: Looking Forward: 2014 and Beyond, Linda J. Cragin

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Implementation of a Pediatric Behavioral Health Medication Safety Initiative in a State Medicaid Program, Donna M. Faber, Michael Angelini, Payal N. Kotadiya, Kimberly J. Lenz, Amy L. Levy, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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The Healthy People 2020 Roadmap for Massachusetts Children & Youth with ASD/DD: Understanding Needs and Measuring Outcomes, Elaine Gabovitch, Courtney Dutra, and Emily Lauer

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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Donna M. Gallagher

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Quantifying Wraparound Health Insurance Needs among Employed People with Disabilities, Jack Gettens, Denise Hoffmann, and Alexis D. Henry

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A Quest to Eliminate Double-Barreled Survey Questions, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Smart Survey Design: Randomization of Response Options, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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How Can Care Management Improve Patient Outcomes? Focus on Risk Stratification, Joan Johnston, Judith L. Steinberg, and Sai Cherala

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Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion, Wen-Chieh Lin, Monica Bharel, Jianying Zhang, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Robin E. Clark

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2015 Vermont Health Benefits Survey, Katharine London, Tamara Ohler, Abby Animashaun, Bittie Behl-Chadha, Carla Hillerns, Susan Fish, and Pei-Pei Lei

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Dialogue Education, Parts 1 & 2, Theresa McGauley-Keaney

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Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression symptoms among women with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jianying Zhang, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Bruce A. Barton

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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities, Monika Mitra, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Pregnancy outcomes among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, Karen M. Clements, Xiaohui Cui, and Hafsatou Diop

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Pregnancy Outcomes Among U.S. Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Esther Son, Alexandra Bonardi, Paul T. Swoboda, and Leah Igdalsky

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The academic and health policy conference on correctional health: evaluation of its academic and scientific impact, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, and Laura A. Sefton

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Identifying the Best Place to Publish Your Evaluation Findings, Judith A. Savageau and Len L. Levin

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Today’s Librarian and Building an Evaluation Team, Judith A. Savageau and Len L. Levin

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Improving Performance: Facts, Flowcharts, Fishbones, Five Whys, and the Failure, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Sai Cherala, Joan Johnston, and Ruth Aboagye

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Behind bars: the compelling case for academic health centers partnering with correctional facilities, Robert L. Trestman, Warren J. Ferguson, and Jeff Dickert

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An Evaluator’s Journey Toward Bayes: Part I, Joshua P. Twomey

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An Evaluator’s Journey Toward Bayes: Part II, Joshua P. Twomey

Publications from 2014

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Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection, Sarah A. Arias, Zi Zhang, Carla Hillerns, Ashley F. Sullivan, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ivan Miller, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Linda Cabral and Jillian Richard-Daniels on Using Qualitative Data Collection to Better Understand Measure Development and Reporting, Linda M. Cabral and Jillian Richard-Daniels

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Clarifying the role of the mental health peer specialist in Massachusetts, USA: insights from peer specialists, supervisors and clients, Linda M. Cabral, Heather Strother, Kathy Muhr, Laura A. Sefton, and Judith A. Savageau

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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on Facilitation Not Dictation: How a QI Team Succeeds, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on The Best Laid Plans: Navigating the Potholes and Pitfalls of Group Facilitation, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Understanding and Analyzing the New Federal Reporting Requirements: Performance Indicators of State Medicaid & CHIP Programs, Michael Chin

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Limiting the Duration of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Will New State Policies Help or Hurt?, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and William H. Fisher

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The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and William H. Fisher

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Not paying for catheter-associated urinary tract infections: more difficult than it seems, Robin E. Clark and Karen M. Clements

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Systematic Review of Evidence of Interventions Addressing Disparities in Oral Health for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Year 2, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Implementing Integrated Clinical Care Management in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Jeanne Z. Cohen, Christine Johnson, Judith Steinberg, and Sai Cherala

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Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement, William H. Fisher, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Gideon Aweh