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Bill Would Allow ‘Medical Parole’ for Inmates with Incapacitating Illnesses

Andrew Kitchenman | July 28, 2015 | Healthcare

Legislation’s sponsor estimates program could save state $5 million to $9 million annually

NJ Home-Health Agencies Rank High in First-Time Federal Ratings

Andrew Kitchenman | July 27, 2015 | Healthcare
While consumers get valuable help in making healthcare choices, industry representatives say other criteria should be taken into account
Hospital Payments to Towns Discussed as Alternative to Property Taxes
Andrew Kitchenman | July 24, 2015 | Healthcare
Tax-court decision has healthcare industry, state legislators talking about potential compromises
Legislation Aims to Protect Kids, Pets from Heatstroke Deaths in Locked Cars
Andrew Kitchenman | July 23, 2015 | Healthcare
Bill would provide civil-liability immunity to Good Samaritans who break into vehicles to rescue children or animals
O’Dowd Looks Back at Highlights of Her Tenure as NJ Health Commissioner
Andrew Kitchenman | July 22, 2015 | Healthcare
Changes in healthcare delivery, improving infant and maternal health, response to Ebola cases among big issues during her four years at helm
Agreement Brings Relief to Kin of Disabled Residents Living Outside of State
Andrew Kitchenman | July 21, 2015 | Healthcare
If families object, state will no longer force return to New Jersey facilities, according to deal between senators and Christie
Growth of Hospice Care Transforming Home-Health Agencies Across New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | July 20, 2015 | Healthcare
Industry trade association adds ‘hospice’ to name, one indicator of increasing importance of end-of-life care
Database Tracks Post-Surgery Complication Rates for Doctors, Hospitals
Andrew Kitchenman | July 17, 2015 | Healthcare
News site ProPublica publishes Medicare data to help patients make informed decisions before undergoing medical procedures
Making the Cut -- a Special Report From ProPublica
Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce, ProPublica | July 17, 2015 | Healthcare
Why choosing the right surgeon matters even more than you know
Funding for Four-Year Initiatives Aims to Improve Communities' Health
Andrew Kitchenman | July 16, 2015 | Healthcare
In identifying 10 grant recipients, foundation lays groundwork for future coalitions
Proposed RWJ-Barnabas Merger May Portend More Consolidations Statewide
Andrew Kitchenman | July 15, 2015 | Healthcare
While studies find that most mergers lead to higher prices, healthcare executives point to improved ‘population health management’
Meadowlands Hospital Union Accuses State of Lax Enforcement of Regulations
Andrew Kitchenman | July 14, 2015 | Healthcare
Health commissioner defends approach, calls oversight ‘precedent-setting,’ while hospital cites union’s animosity toward for-profits
In New Jersey, Undercounted Alzheimer’s Cases Spur Legislative Action
Andrew Kitchenman | July 13, 2015 | Healthcare
Bills seek to increase awareness and training among providers, add disease as secondary cause of death
State Allocates $10M for Nursing Homes Buffeted by Changes in Medicaid Spending
Andrew Kitchenman | July 10, 2015 | Healthcare
Equal match in state and federal funds works out to roughly $1 per patient per day
New Jersey Cranks Up Its Efforts to Fight Opioid Addiction, Deaths
Andrew Kitchenman | July 9, 2015 | Healthcare
Three new programs are awaiting the governor’s signature, while other legislation remains stalled in Legislature
As Cooper-Backed EMS Bill Reconfigures Process, Virtua Mulls Its Options
Andrew Kitchenman | July 8, 2015 | Healthcare
NJ Hospital Association raises concerns about implications of changing certificate-of-need process, saying it could have unforeseen consequences statewide
Moody's Sees Good News for Municipalities, Bad News for Hospitals in Tax Ruling
Andrew Kitchenman | July 7, 2015 | Healthcare
Credit fallout from judge’s opinion in Morristown case depends on whether opinion on nonprofit status is upheld and if Legislature takes action
Providing Medical Care Before Sandy Struck Saved Lives, Report Finds
Andrew Kitchenman | July 6, 2015 | Healthcare
Feds will use results of dialysis study in preparing emergency healthcare plans for future disasters, point to benefits of using Medicare data
Coalitions Set Aside Competitive Rivalries to Try to Improve Public Health
Andrew Kitchenman | July 2, 2015 | Healthcare
Three groups selected to be state’s first Medicaid ACOs designed to bolster preventive care among low-income urban residents
State Awards Millions for Research into Diagnosing, Helping Kids with Autism
Andrew Kitchenman | July 1, 2015 | Healthcare
Grants will fund innovative clinical research, three hospital-based ‘medical home’ centers combining medical, behavioral healthcare
Bill Barring Out-of-State Owners Would Block Outpatient Surgery Center
Andrew Kitchenman | June 30, 2015 | Healthcare
Pennsylvania hospital battle spills over New Jersey border as Warren County legislator urges Christie to veto measure
Ruling Could Put Nonprofit Hospitals on Hook for Millions in Property Taxes
Andrew Kitchenman | June 29, 2015 | Healthcare
But leading Democratic legislator says state could restore tax exemption if judge’s opinion stands
Healthcare Advocates in NJ Cheer High Court’s Ruling Upholding ACA Subsidies
Andrew Kitchenman | June 26, 2015 | Healthcare
Analysts say improvements needed in national health insurance law could be addressed at state level
Is It Camden or ‘Communist China’? City’s Paramedic Turf Wars Get Ugly
Andrew Kitchenman | June 25, 2015 | Healthcare
Lourdes Health Systems says it may have to shut doors if Cooper-friendly legislation goes through
Big Issues Await State’s New Insurance, Health and Human Services Leaders
Andrew Kitchenman | June 24, 2015 | Healthcare
Decision on ending hospital sale, possible cuts in charity funding, and looming ruling on ACA subsidies among potential challenges
Bills Would Restore Funding Christie Slashed in 2010 for Family Planning Clinics
Andrew Kitchenman | June 23, 2015 | Healthcare
Advocates and legislators call governor’s concerns ideological, not budgetary as he claimed
Ambulatory Surgery Centers Play Important But Shifting Role in NJ Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | June 22, 2015 | Healthcare
Industry, traditionally run by doctors, trends away from standalone, out-of-network operations toward mergers with hospitals
No Signs That State Is Ready for Ruling That Could End Federal Insurance Subsidies
Andrew Kitchenman | June 19, 2015 | Healthcare
Individual insurance market could collapse if newly insured lose ACA tax credits
Plan to Prevent Unexpected Medical Bills Stalls, But Backers Still Hopeful
Andrew Kitchenman | June 18, 2015 | Healthcare
Lawmakers want info on impact on small urban hospitals and state budget, while head of state’s biggest insurer says issue must be high priority
State Funding Cuts Squeeze Program to Help Seniors to Continue to Live at Home
Andrew Kitchenman | June 17, 2015 | Healthcare
Advocates say NJ can learn from PACE approach to bolsters its own managed-care initiative
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