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Live-in Health Aides to Earn More -- Will Providers Pass Along Costs?

Andrew Kitchenman | December 19, 2014 | Healthcare

Some businesses bemoan change in federal rule that will guarantee minimum wage and overtime for homecare workers

More Public Scrutiny May Await Facilities Housing Poorer NJ Residents

Andrew Kitchenman | December 18, 2014 | Healthcare
Bill would require state to post health and safety inspection reports on boarding homes, homeless shelters
Rutgers Professor Uses Games to Study How People Behave During Outbreaks
Andrew Kitchenman | December 17, 2014 | Healthcare
World of Warcraft online incident in 2005 provided lessons that resonate with Ebola response
Coordinated-Care Models Begin to Catch Attention of State Policy-Makers
Andrew Kitchenman | December 15, 2014 | Healthcare
UnitedHealthcare draws on Camden experience, while statewide collaborative could affect Medicaid funding, transportation
Persistent Computer Woes Threaten Food, Health Aid to Low-Income Families
Andrew Kitchenman | December 12, 2014 | Healthcare
Government stands to lose on terminated $118M contract to coordinate applicant information
Experts Slam Christie on Ebola Response, Air Concerns About Future Outbreaks
Andrew Kitchenman | December 11, 2014 | Healthcare
Doctors see politics trumping science, but officials contrast state response with federal delays
Doctors, Optometrists Battle Over Right to Write Hydrocodone Prescriptions
Andrew Kitchenman | December 10, 2014 | Healthcare
Medical Society sees giving ability to prescribe dangerous drugs running counter to efforts to prevent addiction
Medical, Healthcare Professionals Split on Physician-Assisted Suicide
Andrew Kitchenman | December 9, 2014 | Healthcare
While leading doctors’ group opposes measure, some physicians and other health providers back it
Home Health Agencies Want Warning Before Reimbursement Cuts
Andrew Kitchenman | December 8, 2014 | Healthcare
Managed care organizations oppose bill that would impose advanced alerts about cuts, dismissing it as flawed, impractical
Legislation Would Let Families Record Activities in Nursing-Home Rooms
Andrew Kitchenman | December 5, 2014 | Healthcare
Advocates say measure would safeguard residents but nursing-home owners and workers contend it would undermine trust and violate privacy
Community Involvement Called Crucial in Fighting Childhood Obesity
Andrew Kitchenman | December 4, 2014 | Healthcare
Experts at conference in Edison note importance of tailoring efforts to target different social groups, coordinating public-health efforts
Businesses in NJ Look to Insure Workers Through Federal Marketplace
Andrew Kitchenman | December 3, 2014 | Healthcare
Federal grant connects enrollment aid with small business employees
Garden State’s Latino Population Lags Far Behind in Obamacare Signups
December 3, 2014 | Healthcare, Social
Immigration-related concerns cited by community activists as major reason for disparity
While ACA Enrollment Climbs, Future of Federal Marketplace Still Unclear
Andrew Kitchenman | December 3, 2014 | Healthcare
Government subsidies for thousands of new enrollees will depend on ruling by U.S. Supreme Court
The List: Eye Doctors Top List of NJ Physicians Paid the Most by Medicare
Andrew Kitchenman | December 1, 2014 | Healthcare, The List
Payments linked to some doctors soar into millions of dollars, but raw numbers don’t necessarily reflect take-home pay for those who head up medical groups
Inadequate Drug-Addiction Treatment Available in NJ has Many Roots
Andrew Kitchenman | December 1, 2014 | Healthcare
Advocates call for improving access to care through expansion of programs, better coordination, other measures
Proposals Emerge for Easing Pain of ‘Sticker Shock’ from Out-Of-Network Costs
Andrew Kitchenman | November 26, 2014 | Healthcare
Greater price transparency and arbitration identified as possible solutions to hefty and unexpected healthcare bills, but details remain unclear
Rule Change Could Lead to Savings, Dilemmas for Insurance Customers
Andrew Kitchenman | November 25, 2014 | Healthcare
Option to switch to lower-premium health plans could lead to losing network doctors
An NJ Spotlight Webinar: Big Data and Healthcare, Part II
November 25, 2014 | Healthcare, Webinars
The impact on prices and privacy
Changes to Primary Care Could Help Chronically Ill Follow Prescriptions
Andrew Kitchenman | November 24, 2014 | Healthcare
Improved compliance cited by healthcare analysts as key to reducing healthcare costs
New Study Bolsters Case for Coordinating Mental-Health Treatment with Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | November 21, 2014 | Healthcare
Statistics show 75 percent of frequent hospital users in New Jersey have behavioral or substance-use issues
Health Commissioner: New Jersey Leads the Way on Ebola Precautions, Response
Andrew Kitchenman | November 20, 2014 | Healthcare
O’Dowd asserts state is ‘extraordinarily prepared’ thanks, in part, to experiences with H1NI virus and two hurricanes
Ocean County Targets Opioid Overdoses, Hopes Others Will Follow Its Lead
Andrew Kitchenman | November 19, 2014 | Healthcare
New approach stresses saving lives, then intervening to break cycle of addiction
High-Profile Couple Will Have to Tiptoe Through Ethical Minefield
Andrew Kitchenman | November 18, 2014 | Healthcare
As Kevin O’Dowd takes executive post at Cooper health network, Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd recuses herself from issues related to Camden hospital
Analysis: NJ Public Employees Pay High Percentage of Healthcare Costs
Mark J. Magyar | November 18, 2014 | Healthcare
Under 2011 law, employee healthcare contribution are based on ‘ability to pay’ with sliding scale ranging from 3 percent to 35 percent of premium
Expanded Availability of Epinephrine In Schools Called Potential Lifesaver
Andrew Kitchenman | November 17, 2014 | Healthcare
Rise in food allergies adds urgency to federally backed effort for undiagnosed children
Online Help for New Jersey's Uninsured, Just in Time for Open Enrollment
Andrew Kitchenman | November 14, 2014 | Healthcare
New Jersey for Health Care coalition relaunches its website to help Garden State residents who are in search of coverage
Opponents of Hospital Sale to For-Profit Chain Want State to Add Stipulations
Andrew Kitchenman | November 13, 2014 | Healthcare
Newark mayor joins effort to block takeover of Saint Michael’s Medical Center by Prime Healthcare, seek new bidders
It May Pay to Shop Again for Health Coverage Through Insurance Marketplace
Andrew Kitchenman | November 12, 2014 | Healthcare
New plans may be less expensive or offer wider provider networks than existing offerings from first year of ACA
Link Between Crime and Brain Injuries Prompts Push for Legislation
Andrew Kitchenman | November 10, 2014 | Healthcare
Bill would require state to increase screening for brain injury among at-risk youth
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