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Joyce A. Murphy speaks at Health Law Advocates breakfast.
November 19, 2013
Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy supports mission of Health Law Advocates at 18th Annual Benefit Breakfast

Commonwealth Medicine Executive Vice Chancellor Joyce A. Murphy, MPA, was co-chair of Health Law Advocates' 18th Annual Benefit Breakfast at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Nov. 13.

The Center's Purpose

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Care Financing is dedicated to helping state-run health and human service agencies enhance operations and save public resources. Learn more about our mission in a message from our Director.

We are distinguished by:

  • Our determination, as public employees, to protect resources and create sustainable solutions for health care financing
  • Our focus on saving and recapturing state and local health care dollars
  • Our staff's financial and progammatic expertise and extensive experience at state Medicaid agencies

Ensure Payment Accuracy

Finding and correcting overcharges and other discrepancies in Medicare Buy-In payments can help states recover revenue, reduce costs, and make sure beneficiaries receive appropriate federal benefits.

Reconciling these payments involves working with complex data and understanding entitlement and billing issues — then interacting with CMS and SSA to come to resolution. Without close review, overcharges can persist for months, or even years.

Learn more about identifying and correcting overcharges in Medicare Buy-In payments.

Projects and Publications

October 22, 2012

This white paper explains the mutual benefits for state universities and Medicaid agencies when universities participate in Medicaid administration.