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Approval for Outside Oversight of Controversial Medicaid Payment Reform

Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2016 | Healthcare

But even with an independent monitor, some advocates fear the reform will lead to cuts in services for vulnerable patients

Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey

Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmakers try to ensure Garden State is not left out of the growing use of electronic communications between healthcare providers and patients
No Remedy Yet to Cure ‘Surprise’ Out-of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 23, 2016 | Healthcare
Insurers, hospitals, doctors, and patient advocates struggle for consensus on an equitable way to handle unexpected expenses
Concerns Continue to Grow Over State’s Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2016 | Healthcare
Some healthcare providers fear the transition to a ‘fee-for-service’ system could lead to program closures and staff layoffs
Two Healthcare Centers Join Forces to Expand Cancer Care in Newark
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2016 | Healthcare
Patients from the city and beyond should benefit from new cutting-edge facilities and treatments
Push to Protect Public School Students from Concussions
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Children could not return to class or athletic activities without the permission of a healthcare professional
Population Health Summit Keeps NJ Residents and Communities Well
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2016 | Healthcare
Nutrition, lead poisoning, and fitness were key targets at meeting that brought together state agencies and advocacy groups
Would ‘Public Option’ Help Stabilize NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace?
Lilo H. Stainton | September 16, 2016 | Healthcare
With only two providers offering policies, a government-run insurance plan could spur competition, ensure wide range of choices
Growing Faith-Based Healthcare Program Shows Results in New Jersey Cities
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2016 | Healthcare
Churches, temples, and mosques are at the heart of a state-supported program to help religious groups promote healthy eating and exercise
LGBT Advocates Hope Expanded Infertility Coverage Is Just the Start
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2016 | Healthcare
The head of Garden State Equality says a lawsuit by three lesbian couples has put a spotlight on the health needs of the gay community
NJ Hospitals Join Forces to Reduce Deaths Caused by Sepsis
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2016 | Healthcare
The occurrence and often fatal effects of sepsis have been greatly reduced here because hospitals are cooperating to diagnose and treat the infection
Consumer Advocates Pledge to Bring More People Under ACA Umbrella
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2016 | Healthcare
What will it take to extend healthcare coverage to 1 million or more New Jerseyans?
Anger Over EpiPen ‘Price Gouging’ Sparks Calls for Wider Pharma Cost Inquiry
Lilo H. Stainton | September 9, 2016 | Healthcare
The EpiPen is not the only medication whose cost has spiked, leading lawmakers to examine ways to keep life-saving medicines affordable
Unorthodox New Buyer Emerges for Beleaguered Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2016 | Healthcare
Application to purchase Hudson County hospital in Secaucus may raise more questions than it answers
Funding Will Help ACA ‘Navigators’ Reach More Uninsured
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2016 | Healthcare
Several New Jersey nonprofits receive financial aid to sign up ‘harder to reach’ individuals for health insurance
Making Sure NJ’s Poor Are Covered When It Comes to Zika
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Reworking state Medicaid to include ‘reasonable reimbursement rates’ for products and services to prevent and treat mosquito-borne virus
Does ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Hospitals in New Jersey?
Lilo H. Stainton | August 19, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmaker explores tighter standards, prompted by NJ Spotlight’s investigation of Meadowlands Hospital and its ‘birth tourism’ program aimed at Russian women
Struggle to Sustain Needle-Exchange Programs After Governor’s Veto
Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2016 | Healthcare
An online campaign has been launched to help raise cash and awareness for programs that are scrambling to keep going
NJ Spotlight Duo Discuss Their Meadowlands Hospital Investigation on WNYC
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 18, 2016 | Healthcare
Reporters talk about the three-part investigation of Meadowlands, its controversial healthcare and business practices, and its history of hefty political donations
Organ Transplants Up in New Jersey as Awareness of the Need Grows
Lilo H. Stainton | August 17, 2016 | Healthcare
A new iPhone app that will make it easier than ever to register as a donor is expected to save more lives
NJ Spotlight Reporter Talks ‘AmeriMama’ Backstory with NJTV
NJTV News Online | August 17, 2016 | Healthcare
Lilo Stainton and NJ Spotlight team spent nine months reporting and writing three-part series on Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center
Building Awareness About Vaccines, Offering Help If Things Go Wrong
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2016 | Healthcare
Little-known program compensates people for problems that can be traced to inoculations
Menendez, Booker Try To Expand Access To Addiction Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey’s senators are part of a bipartisan group seeking a more flexible Medicaid approach to spending on treatment facilities
Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016 | Healthcare
Some critics claim for-profit hospital and its business network have made close to $900,000 in political contributions to ensure favorable treatment
State To Expand Medicaid Waiver Affecting Long-term Care
Lilo H. Stainton | August 12, 2016 | Healthcare
State wants to build upon program that has delivered efficiencies in healthcare and given patients more choices
Meadowlands Hospital’s Tangled Web of Questionable Business Practices
Lilo H. Stainton and Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2016 | Healthcare
Million-dollar fines, acrimonious union relations, and investors who have made a fortune while some critics argue that quality of care has dipped precipitously …
Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | August 10, 2016 | Healthcare, Social
A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship
Surgeon General Says Doctors, Nurses ‘First Line Of Defense’ in Opiate Crisis
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2016 | Healthcare
'Nation’s doctor' tells New Jersey addiction specialists he wants to help doctors curb flow of opiates
Home Healthcare Study Will Try to ID Models of Effective Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016 | Healthcare
How do patients from various ethnic and economic backgrounds respond to different models of homecare?
Cooper's Right to Run Advanced EMS in Camden Upheld by Appellate Court
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2016 | Healthcare
Rival Virtua Health, which won a favorable ruling in a trial court, loses as appeals panel upholds state law
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