UMass Medical School health policy experts write MassHealth 1115 waiver analysis
February 10, 2015
UMass Medical School health policy experts author analysis of MassHealth 1115 waiver

Health policy experts from UMass Medical School have authored an issue brief on the renewal of the federal Section 1115 demonstration waiver for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program. It was published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.

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The Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School is a sought-after partner among public agencies and foundations striving for health care system improvement and health policy analysis.

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January 15, 2015

Michael Grenier, a Sr. Associate for the Center for Health Law and Economics was a contributing author to the industry overview and chartbook for the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) which produced a comprehensive look at the Massachusetts' Hospital System in its Massachusetts Hospital Profiles publication.