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New Jerseyans Find It Hard to Find Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance

Andrew Kitchenman | April 17, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act

Quest for physicians who take their health coverage proves much more difficult for NJ residents compared to national average

Financial Stakes Are High in Dispute Over Definition of Hospital Admissions

Andrew Kitchenman | April 16, 2014 | Healthcare
NJ Hospital Association seeks to block new federal “two-midnight rule” for determining rate of payments
State Legislators Question Benefits of Raising Tax on E-Cigarettes
Andrew Kitchenman | April 15, 2014 | Healthcare
O’Dowd says raising tax will decrease smoking, particularly by children
ACA Mandates Help Speed Up Shift to Sharing of Patient Information
Meir Rinde | April 15, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Existing networks revamped to facilitate more collaborative -- – and cost-efficient – approach to healthcare
Helping First-Time Moms Cited as Example of Effective Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | April 14, 2014 | Healthcare
Policy experts, advocates cite Nurse-Family Partnership as type of program that deserves Medicaid funds
Searchable Database Covers Medicare Services Provided by U.S. Doctors
Andrew Kitchenman | April 11, 2014 | Healthcare
Data on more than 28,000 New Jersey providers is included, doctors group advises
When Will New Jersey Reap Financial Benefits of Federal Medicaid Waiver?
Andrew Kitchenman | April 11, 2014 | Healthcare
State allots additional $125 million as savings from switch to long-term managed care have yet to materialize
NJ FamilyCare Adds More Than 100,000 Residents to Health Insurance Rolls
Andrew Kitchenman | April 10, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
State’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare appears to pay off as federal funds cover cost of new enrollees
Union Blasts State for Letting Salem County Hospital End Maternity Care
Andrew Kitchenman | April 9, 2014 | Healthcare
Nurses express concern about poor public transit affecting women in rural county
Providing a Solid Foundation for Improving the Health of the Homeless
Andrew Kitchenman | April 8, 2014 | Healthcare, Social, Housing
Helping patients find a permanent place to live called crucial part of effective medical care
Policy Experts Call for Easier Access to Healthcare Data for Research
Andrew Kitchenman | April 7, 2014 | Healthcare
Privacy laws and network of government agencies stifle flow of information that could help improve delivery of medical services in NJ
The List: Hospitals and Insurers Lobby Up on Healthcare Reform
Andrew Kitchenman | April 7, 2014 | Healthcare, The List
Hackensack, Horizon, Barnabas lead pack in lobbying expenditures in 2013
Medical-School Students Gain Insight Into Harsh Reality of ‘Terror Medicine’
Andrew Kitchenman | April 4, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues
Elective course offered at Rutgers provides overview of challenges, issues doctors might face in aftermath of mass attacks
Report, Conference Recommend Ways to Reduce Rise of Diabetes in NJ
Meir Rinde | April 4, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Proposals range from promoting farmers markets and weight-loss programs to insurance reforms and health screenings
ACA Reforms Take Small Businesses, Owner-Only Firms into Unfamiliar Territory
Meir Rinde | April 3, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Changes require switch from small-group market to individual -- and more costly – health insurance plans
Federal Audit Says NJ Hospitals Were Overpaid $44M for Medicaid Services
Andrew Kitchenman | April 3, 2014 | Healthcare
Inspector general asks for $22M federal share to be repaid, state disputes finding
Healthcare Experts See Cost Pressures Driving Innovation in Medical Field
Andrew Kitchenman | April 2, 2014 | Healthcare
It may seem counterintuitive, but panelists contend that lowering costs could create space for new treatments
Many in New Jersey Use Hospital Emergency Rooms When Dental Problems Arise
Andrew Kitchenman | April 1, 2014 | Healthcare
Young adults and low-income residents most frequently seek treatment in ERs, Rutgers report finds
In State Where Marijuana is Now Legal, Lessons and Challenges for New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | March 31, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues, Politics, Social
Colorado officials have lingering concerns, but advocates cite benefits of decriminalizing sale, possession and use of pot
NJ Tops Nation in Percentage of Kids Diagnosed within Autism Spectrum
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues, Social
CDC reports 1 in 45 children in Garden State has disorder marked by difficulties with communication and social interaction, repetitive behaviors
Sponsors Hungry for Action on Bill Labeling Genetically Modified Food
Andrew Kitchenman | March 28, 2014 | Healthcare
Reintroduced measure draws bipartisan support, young backers, but businesses warn of financial, legal consequences
NJ Highest Autism Rate
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2014 | Healthcare, More Issues
Health Rankings for NJ Counties Reflect Impact of Social and Economic Factors
Andrew Kitchenman | March 27, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps
Hunterdon tops state while Cumberland is least healthy, according to RWJ Foundation, which says smart policies can improve outcomes statewide
Obamacare Push Revs Up as Monday’s Insurance Sign-Up Deadline Looms
Meir Rinde | March 27, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Media blitz and grassroots enrollment efforts focus especially on young people without insurance
Healthcare Workers Union Accuses State of Inadequate Monitoring
Andrew Kitchenman | March 26, 2014 | Healthcare
Other healthcare advocates agree with complaints while state defends oversight of for-profit hospitals
Federal Health Chief Makes Last-Minute Insurance Push in New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | March 25, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
Sebelius emphasizes low cost of subsidized marketplace plans, ACA consumer protections
Explainer: NJ Healthcare Deregulation’s Impact Felt More Than 20 Years Later
Andrew Kitchenman | March 25, 2014 | Healthcare, Explainer, Affordable Care Act
1992 law’s effect on premiums inspired ACA insurance-coverage mandate intended to rein in prices
Report Expects Biggest Hike in Newly Insured in Most Populous, Poorer Counties
Colleen O'Dea | March 24, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week, Affordable Care Act
Largest number of enrollees via Obamacare and NJ Family Care projected to be in Essex County
With Closing of Loophole, EMTs Can Now Administer Overdose Antidote
Andrew Kitchenman | March 24, 2014 | Healthcare
Clarifying existing law, waiver will allows first responders to give potentially life-saving drug to victims of heroin and opioid ODs
Bill Would Ban Lighting Up at Public Parks and Beaches
Tom Johnson | March 21, 2014 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Backers contend that prohibiting smoking would safeguard public health, cut down on litter, and reduce threat of forest fires