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Measure Aims to Speed Up Food Stamp Applications, Ease Burden on Recipients

Andrew Kitchenman | January 30, 2015 | Healthcare

Chief sponsor argues that bill would prevent residents from having to choose between paying mortgage and putting food on the table

Proposed Legislation Would Require Baby Boomers to Be Offered Tests for Hepatitis C

Andrew Kitchenman | January 29, 2015 | Healthcare
Doctors and hospitals protest that mandated screening would be expensive and time-consuming
New Medicare Targets Seen as Big Step in Restructuring How We Pay for Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | January 28, 2015 | Healthcare
Half of reimbursements for medical services will be based on successful patient outcomes by 2018
With Cigna Acquisition, Qualcare’s Unique Insurance Model Could Go National
Andrew Kitchenman | January 27, 2015 | Healthcare
Hospital-based company will become subsidiary of insurer with growing NJ presence
Organ-Donor Sign-Up Process Needs Improvement; Legislation in the Works
Andrew Kitchenman | January 26, 2015 | Healthcare
Daughter’s experience while applying for driver’s license prompts state senator to draft bill to ease donor registration
Families of Developmentally Disabled Again Fight Forced Moves Back to New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | January 23, 2015 | Healthcare
Revamped bill would let some stay in out-of-state facilities instead of transferring to group homes
Pay More for Medicaid and NJ’s Primary-Care Doctors Add Patients, Study Says
Andrew Kitchenman | January 22, 2015 | Healthcare
Garden State shows one of highest increases in physician availability when reimbursement rates are raised, new report reveals
Poll: Will New Jersey Benefit From Opening Another Medical School?
January 22, 2015 | Healthcare, Polling
Seton Hall University-Hackensack University Health Network would be the state’s only private medical school
Unhealthy Behavior, Repeat Hospital Stays Spur Rise in Health Costs, Forum Says
Andrew Kitchenman | January 21, 2015 | Healthcare
Assembly Minority Leader Bramnick convenes group of healthcare experts to explore problems, discuss potential solutions
Insurance Premiums, Deductibles Down, Says 2015 Healthcare Study
Andrew Kitchenman | January 20, 2015 | Healthcare
Coinsurance payments, in contrast, are on the rise for federal marketplace consumers
New Medical School Will Strive to Entice Graduates to Stay in New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | January 16, 2015 | Healthcare
Financial incentives, team approach to healthcare cited as strengths of Hackensack network’s partnership with Seton Hall
MVC Glitch Prevents Organ Donors from Signing Up When Renewing Licenses
Andrew Kitchenman | January 15, 2015 | Healthcare
Problems with mail-in and online applications and renewals could ultimately cost lives, group warns
Christie Emphasizes Single-Number Hotline for Drug-Addiction Services
Andrew Kitchenman | January 14, 2015 | Healthcare
New phone line could be integrated into current state system; Democrats, advocates eager for funding details
Bill Seeks To Beef Up Rosters of Doctors in Managed-Care Insurance Networks
Andrew Kitchenman | January 13, 2015 | Healthcare
Supporters argue lack of providers sends patients to emergency rooms for care; opponents assert legislation would just create more red tape
New Jerseyans Paying More For Less Health Coverage, Report Reveals
Andrew Kitchenman | January 12, 2015 | Healthcare
NJ one of 10 states to see price of premiums skyrocket since enactment of Affordable Care Act
New Jersey’s Flu Season Could Still Be Eased With Available Vaccines
Andrew Kitchenman | January 9, 2015 | Healthcare
Flu shots not very effective against early strain of virus but could head off problems later in the year
Most Emergency Workers at Paulsboro Toxic Leak Didn't Wear Masks, CDC Says
Andrew Kitchenman | January 9, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Federal agency tracks health of first responders, recommends new safety procedures for train derailments
Case Could Cost Nonprofit NJ Hospitals Millions -- and Their Tax-Exempt Status
Andrew Kitchenman | January 8, 2015 | Healthcare
Municipality argues that Morristown Medical Center is actually for-profit facility and should be stripped of property-tax exemption
More and More, Doctors are Just a Phone Call (or Video Conference) Away
Andrew Kitchenman | January 7, 2015 | Healthcare
Increasing number of insurers in NJ now offer 24-7 consultations to handle late-night, weekend illnesses
NJ Medical Facilities Penalized for High Number of Hospital-Acquired Infections
Andrew Kitchenman | January 6, 2015 | Healthcare
‘Incentive’ program means 1 percent cut in Medicare payments for more than a third of state’s hospitals
Healthcare Policy in NJ: The Biggest Issues to Watch in the Year Ahead
Andrew Kitchenman | January 5, 2015 | Healthcare
Medicaid changes, Supreme Court‘s ACA decision, state health costs are at top of agenda for 2015
Explainer: Stalled State Computer System Delays Applications For Services
Andrew Kitchenman | January 5, 2015 | Healthcare, Explainer
Fate of long-planned Consolidated Assistance Support System remains uncertain after state cancels contract
Innovative Approach to Healthcare Delivery Draws National Attention
Aaron Fischer | December 30, 2014 | Healthcare, Winter 2014
MacArthur recipient Dr. Jeffrey Brenner explores ‘hot-spotting,’ details Camden Coalition’s revolutionary ACO initiative
For New Jersey Residents, Healthcare Landscape Saw Significant Shifts in 2014
Andrew Kitchenman | December 22, 2014 | Healthcare
Fewer people were uninsured thanks to Obamacare and Medicaid expansion, and there was more focus on home-based care
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
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