UMass in Massachusetts is doing just that and I’m sure there’s other similar contracts across the US but something maybe not talked about as much as other items in healthcare. UMass will be handling the healthcare for inmates at a New York facility. This is not their first contract and they have three others. The contract also includes managing claims for care. UMass in addition to their out of state contracts also manages care at 17 Massachusetts prisons. BD
WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Federal Bureau of Prisons has awarded the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School a multimillion dollar contract to manage comprehensive medical services for nearly 1,000 inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) located in Ray Brook, New York. “This new contract allows us to extend our impressive experience and specialized knowledge to the FCI Ray Brook inmate population.”
The five-year agreement is valued at a total of $8 million, and becomes UMass Medical School’s fourth federal correctional health contract. The Health and Criminal Justice Program, part of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, will manage the contract. The medical school’s work at FCI Ray Brook will begin next month.
The contract calls for UMass Medical School to coordinate inpatient and outpatient care provided by specialist physicians at the correctional facility and in community settings. The medical school will manage scheduling and handle all claims associated with the care.