Marc Thibodeau gives tutorial on university-state partnerships
November 04, 2015
UMass Medical School expert presents tutorial on benefits of university-state partnerships for Medicaid administration

A UMass Medical School expert demonstrates the benefits of partnerships between universities and state agencies for the support and guidance of health care programs, particularly Medicaid, in a tutorial filmed at Ohio State University.

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 programmatic expertise and extensive experience at state Medicaid agencies

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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.

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March 31, 2015

Growing a successful and sustainable partnership between a public university and a state’s Medicaid-financed health and human service agency is an enviable goal. This issue brief describes the challenges public universities and state Medicaid agencies face in creating partnerships, and discusses methods and recommendations to make it happen.