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Officials Urged to Take Public Health Into Account When Mapping Out Future

Andrew Kitchenman | March 31, 2015 | Healthcare

Rutgers helps four communities make “health impact assessments” part of broader policy and long-term planning, sets May conference on topic

Five Years After ACA, Many More Have Coverage, But Future Effects Still Unclear

Andrew Kitchenman | March 30, 2015 | Healthcare
Some NJ healthcare networks remake themselves and thrive, but others – especially small hospitals -- struggle with uncertainties spawned by law’s mandates
Dems Threaten ‘Legislative Veto’ to Ease Restrictions on Medical Marijuana
Meir Rinde | March 27, 2015 | Healthcare, Politics
For some NJ legislators, the problem with the state’s medical marijuana program is the law itself
Would Patients Save Cash if Out-of-Network Provider Charges Were Slashed?
Andrew Kitchenman | March 27, 2015 | Healthcare
Report commissioned by Horizon says insurance premiums could drop if state took action
Income Inequality, Social Factors Help Determine Statewide Health Rankings
Andrew Kitchenman | March 26, 2015 | Healthcare, Maps
Hunterdon County tops NJ list, while Cumberland is last in annual report intended to spark local efforts to improve community health
In Sorting Out Future of Newark Hospitals, Saint Michael’s Looms Large
Andrew Kitchenman | March 25, 2015 | Healthcare
State weighs sale to for-profit operator while effort to save hospital gains city council backing
Database Checks Proposed to Stop ‘Shopping Around’ for Addictive Drugs
Andrew Kitchenman | March 24, 2015 | Healthcare
Centerpiece of effort to stem rising tide of overdose deaths moves closer to Gov. Christie’s desk
The List: Names and Numbers -- New Jersey’s 10 Top-Paid Hospital Executives
Andrew Kitchenman | March 23, 2015 | Healthcare, The List
Once again, seven top execs on the list pull down more than $2 million in compensation
More Than One Million in NJ Lacked Insurance Before Advent of Obamacare
Colleen O'Dea | March 20, 2015 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
Census statistics for 2014 and beyond expected to show marked decline in number of uninsured
Concussion Bill Would Keep Kids Out of Class Until They Get Doctor’s Permission
Andrew Kitchenman | March 20, 2015 | Healthcare
Measure would require medical evaluation, school district plan before return to studies
Growing Evidence Favors Integrating Behavioral Care with Other Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | March 19, 2015 | Healthcare
Academic research and local practices point to value of combined approach, but funding remains in question
People with Rare Diseases Hope Banding Together Will Help Their Cause
Andrew Kitchenman | March 18, 2015 | Healthcare
Often neglected by biotech and pharmaceutical companies, coalition hopes lobbying will lead to more treatments
Public Wants Doctors to Talk More with Patients about Dangers of Opioids
Andrew Kitchenman | March 17, 2015 | Healthcare
Poll finds wide support for legislation as another piece of anti-addiction package advances
Delegating Tasks Can Benefit Home Care Nurses, Health Aides and Patients
Andrew Kitchenman | March 16, 2015 | Healthcare
New rules would let nurses train home-health aides in variety of tasks, letting each group focus on doing what it does best
Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care: An NJ Spotlight Webinar
March 13, 2015 | Healthcare, Webinars
The influx of insured low-income individuals and families created by the Affordable Care Act doesn't have to drive up healthcare costs
NJ Public Wants Beefed Up Staffing, More Hospital Inspections, Nurses Contend
Andrew Kitchenman | March 13, 2015 | Healthcare
But healthcare execs say requiring more nurses per patient would reduce needed flexibility, defend current mechanism for checking hospital quality
New Data Indicates Survival Rates for High-Risk Surgeries Vary by Hospital
Andrew Kitchenman | March 12, 2015 | Healthcare
Leapfrog Group report can inform decisions on where to go for surgeries, but doctors, other factors also matter
Doctors, Advanced Practice Nurses Spar Over Authority to Sign Death Certificates
Andrew Kitchenman | March 11, 2015 | Healthcare
Physicians sound alarm on diluting quality of healthcare; APNs contend they’re qualified and often deal more directly with patients
Legislators Seek to Stem Rising Tide of Religious Exemptions to Vaccines
Andrew Kitchenman | March 10, 2015 | Healthcare
Pediatricians, public-health advocates warn of disease outbreaks, but opponents allege persecution, cite constitutional concerns
Many Hospitals in New Jersey Would See Deep Cuts in State Funding for Charity Care
Andrew Kitchenman | March 9, 2015 | Healthcare
Christie administration asserts Medicaid expansion has drastically reduced need to subsidize costs for treating poor, uninsured
Slow-Moving Review Process Snags Medicaid Payments to Nursing Homes, Patients
Andrew Kitchenman | March 6, 2015 | Healthcare
Legislation would require state to pay out benefits while it determines eligibility
Families of Special-Needs Kids Seek Flexibility in Scheduling At-Home Nursing Care
Andrew Kitchenman | March 5, 2015 | Healthcare
Bill would allow juggling of hours to accommodate work and family needs, but insurers worry about patient safety, possible waste and fraud
Prognosis Bleak for Many in NJ if Supreme Court Rejects Health Insurance Tax Credits
Andrew Kitchenman | March 4, 2015 | Healthcare
Losing subsidies under Affordable Care Act could prove disastrous for residents with health problems who might lose insurance
Three Newark-Area Hospitals May Switch to Offering Only Outpatient Services
Andrew Kitchenman | March 3, 2015 | Healthcare
Two others would still be full-fledged facilities, with one becoming state-of-the-art regional medical center, if state adopts recommendations
Helping New Jerseyans Get a Handle on How to Prevent, Manage Diabetes
Andrew Kitchenman | March 2, 2015 | Healthcare
Bill would fund education programs in the state, which has nation's third-highest rate of obese kids at future risk for disease
After Linking Clinic-Funding Vetoes to Cost, Christie Now Claims ‘Pro-Life’ Motives
Andrew Kitchenman | February 27, 2015 | Healthcare
Following switch in rhetoric in front of conservative audience, governor draws fire from state Sen. Loretta Weinberg on women’s health and family planning
Phone Line Offers Expert Advice to People Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients
Andrew Kitchenman | February 27, 2015 | Healthcare
Highland Park man among those who found support, advice through Care2Caregivers from Rutgers Behavioral Health Care
New Emergency Alerts Would Help Find Missing NJ Residents with Disabilities
Andrew Kitchenman | February 26, 2015 | Healthcare
People with intellectual, developmental disabilities could be at risk if they wander away from family or caregivers
Christie’s Proposed Health Budget Slashes $148M From Hospital Charity Care
Andrew Kitchenman | February 25, 2015 | Budget, Healthcare
Administration argues that cuts are counterbalanced by ACA Medicaid expansion, which has thinned the ranks of the uninsured
Profile: Association’s Leader Deftly Keeps Hospitals in NJ Working Together
Andrew Kitchenman | February 25, 2015 | Healthcare, Profiles
Ryan draws on government, legal experience in advocacy for diverse group of hospitals
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