May 15, 2014

UMass Med School wins $8M prison contract

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded the The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) has secured an $8 million contract to manage comprehensive medical services to nearly 1,000 inmates at a federal prison in Ray Brook, N.Y.

The five-year agreement, which will begin next month, is the fourth federal correctional health contract for UMMS, it said. The Health and Criminal Justice Program, part of UMMS' Commonwealth Medicine division, will manage the contract.

The contract calls for UMMS to coordinate inpatient and outpatient care provided by specialist physicians at the correctional facility and in community settings. The school will manage scheduling and handle all claims associated with the care, it said.

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