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Governor Commits Extra $200M to Anti-Addiction Programs

Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2017 | Healthcare

‘Lapsed dollars’ in state coffers will fund new programs and expand existing ones in an effort to reduce drug addiction in New Jersey

Christie Outlines Federal Partnership with Pharma to Combat U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2017 | Healthcare
White House panel led by governor wants to curb addiction crisis with sweeping effort that will include expedited development of nonaddictive pain treatments
Federal Health Centers Face Fiscal Cliff, Plus New Challenges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Clinics that traditionally care for poorest residents are weeks away from possible 70-percent cut in key federal funding stream
NJ Hospitals Collaborate to Reduce Unnecessary CT Scans of Kids’ Brains
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Concern over cancer risk prompts Hospital Association campaign and public outreach
Booker Among U.S. Senators to Announce ‘Medicare for All’ Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Single-payer plan crafted by VT Sen. Sanders pitched as ‘next step’ after ACA
Online Tools to Compare Hospice Care in New Jersey
Colleen O'Dea | September 13, 2017 | Healthcare
More than half the hospice programs in New Jersey are ranked above average, according to a website just launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
More People Pick Up Health Insurance in Wake of ACA
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2017 | Healthcare
NJ and other ‘expansion states’ show strongest gains, but current uncertainty about the future of Obamacare has slowed sign-ups in some states
New Jersey Funds Project to Improve End-of-Life Care
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Seeks to reduce unnecessary Medicare costs, improve quality of patients’ final days, or weeks, or months, or even years
State Hosts Suicide Prevention Conference to Reduce Stigma, Save Lives
Lilo H. Stainton | September 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Nonprofit organizations also at work on the ground in schools, camps, clubs
CarePoint Health and Horizon Settle $76 Million Billing Dispute
Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Agreement adds three more Hudson County hospitals to insurer’s massive network
Prison Re-entry Group Outlines Blueprint to Benefit Former Inmates
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2017 | Healthcare, Social
Former Gov. McGreevey and other ex-execs offer blueprint for economic, health gains
NJ Seeks Public Input on Plan to Reorganize Addiction, Mental Health Services
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2017 | Healthcare
State to host 21 ‘town-hall’ meetings, plus hearings at state hospitals to review DMHAS shift
Lowering Financial Bar for Medical Providers Who Want to Practice in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | September 5, 2017 | Healthcare
Tuition reimbursement, access to unemployment benefits aim to recruit and retain caregivers
Nursing Home Volunteers Play Large Role in State’s Eldercare Advocacy
Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Some 250 individuals statewide advocate for seniors in nursing homes, help educate them about their rights, and sometimes just lend a sympathetic ear
ACA Uncertainties Could Mean Fewer Eligible People Enrolling
Lilo H. Stainton | August 17, 2017 | Healthcare
Patient advocates sound alarm, saying policy stability and continued federal support are essential
Healthcare Savings Tied to Healthy Food, New Data Demonstrates
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Food stamps do more than help seniors stave off hunger, they also help them avoid hospitals and nursing homes
Obamacare Uncertainty Could Drive Up Marketplace Healthcare Costs in 2018
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Reinstated premium tax could also add hundreds to individual premium prices
State Poison Center Reports Spike in Mushroom Poisonings
Lilo H. Stainton | August 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Experts increase warnings, caution against eating any wild mushrooms, even if they have been ‘identified’ as safe
Call to Reopen Hagedorn Psych Hospital to Relieve Crowding at Other Facilities
Lilo H. Stainton | August 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Staffing and training questions prompt concerns about unsafe conditions at Greystone Park
White House Opioid Commission Report Echoes NJ Anti-Addiction Efforts
Lilo H. Stainton | August 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Gov. Christie said president welcomed recommendations, but Trump still mum on details
NJ Takes Steps to Expand Medical Marijuana Program
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2017 | Healthcare
New dispensary, more eligible conditions expected later this year
Peggy’s Law Enacted to Better Protect Elderly Nursing Home Residents
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Law requires police to be notified within hours of suspected abuse — or staff must make 911 call if situation is an emergency
Greater Oversight for Residential Facilities Serving Disabled Residents
Lilo H. Stainton | August 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Assembly adopts governor’s tweaks to ‘Komninos’ Law’; Senate likely to follow suit
Federal Delegation Secures Extra Funding for Rural Hospitals in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | August 4, 2017 | Healthcare
Seventeen hospitals in ‘urban’ state will share $36.5 million to support critical providers
State Wants Hospitals to Follow Stricter Financial Transparency Standards
Lilo H. Stainton | August 3, 2017 | Healthcare
New regulations would go beyond voluntary measures outlined in 2014 DOH report
The Battle of Bayonne: Turf Wars Over Satellite Emergency Departments
Lilo H. Stainton | August 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Two hospital systems seek to expand coverage, tap underserved communities in Hudson County
Christie-Led Opioid Commission Wants Trump to Declare National Emergency
NJTV News Online | August 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Interim report recommends more treatment options, stopping flow of fentanyl, better interstate data-sharing
Democratic Leaders Push Christie To Fill 6 Vacant Seats on NJ Nursing Board
Lilo H. Stainton | August 1, 2017 | Healthcare
State says vacancies aren’t affecting board function, industry strength, or patient care
Pallone, Other Congressional Dems Offer GOP Aid with ACA Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | July 31, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Skinny repeal’ fails to squeak by, opening opportunities for Democrats and Republicans to work together on national healthcare
Two NJ Groups Awarded Grants to Study Opioid Addiction in Women
NJTV News Online | July 31, 2017 | Healthcare
Recent report from CDC shows opioid deaths for women spiked 471 percent between 1999 and 2015
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