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New Study Bolsters Case for Coordinating Mental-Health Treatment with Healthcare

Andrew Kitchenman | November 21, 2014 | Healthcare

Statistics show 75 percent of frequent hospital users in New Jersey have behavioral or substance-use issues

Health Commissioner: New Jersey Leads the Way on Ebola Precautions, Response

Andrew Kitchenman | November 20, 2014 | Healthcare
O’Dowd asserts state is ‘extraordinarily prepared’ thanks, in part, to experiences with H1NI virus and two hurricanes
Ocean County Targets Opioid Overdoses, Hopes Others Will Follow Its Lead
Andrew Kitchenman | November 19, 2014 | Healthcare
New approach stresses saving lives, then intervening to break cycle of addiction
High-Profile Couple Will Have to Tiptoe Through Ethical Minefield
Andrew Kitchenman | November 18, 2014 | Healthcare
As Kevin O’Dowd takes executive post at Cooper health network, Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd recuses herself from issues related to Camden hospital
Analysis: NJ Public Employees Pay High Percentage of Healthcare Costs
Mark J. Magyar | November 18, 2014 | Healthcare
Under 2011 law, employee healthcare contribution are based on ‘ability to pay’ with sliding scale ranging from 3 percent to 35 percent of premium
Expanded Availability of Epinephrine In Schools Called Potential Lifesaver
Andrew Kitchenman | November 17, 2014 | Healthcare
Rise in food allergies adds urgency to federally backed effort for undiagnosed children
Online Help for New Jersey's Uninsured, Just in Time for Open Enrollment
Andrew Kitchenman | November 14, 2014 | Healthcare
New Jersey for Health Care coalition relaunches its website to help Garden State residents who are in search of coverage
Opponents of Hospital Sale to For-Profit Chain Want State to Add Stipulations
Andrew Kitchenman | November 13, 2014 | Healthcare
Newark mayor joins effort to block takeover of Saint Michael’s Medical Center by Prime Healthcare, seek new bidders
It May Pay to Shop Again for Health Coverage Through Insurance Marketplace
Andrew Kitchenman | November 12, 2014 | Healthcare
New plans may be less expensive or offer wider provider networks than existing offerings from first year of ACA
Link Between Crime and Brain Injuries Prompts Push for Legislation
Andrew Kitchenman | November 10, 2014 | Healthcare
Bill would require state to increase screening for brain injury among at-risk youth
Jersey City Mayor Wants to Put Municipality Ahead of the Health Curve
Andrew Kitchenman | November 7, 2014 | Healthcare
Fulop aims to change city role to being proactive instead of reactive
Caring for NJ’s Most Vulnerable: Babies Born to Addicted Mothers
Andrew Kitchenman | November 6, 2014 | Healthcare
Children’s Specialized Hospital is developing full-spectrum treatment for infants who start life addicted to opioids
Bergen County Aims to Be State Model for Municipal-Level Drug Court
Andrew Kitchenman | November 5, 2014 | Healthcare
Facing surging overdose deaths, county prioritizes drug treatment over incarceration for nonviolent offenders
NJ School Nurses Learn to Identify Ebola, Quell Student and Family Fears
John Mooney | November 4, 2014 | Education, Healthcare
Hoping they’ll never be needed, state DOE issues procedures and protocols to deal with deadly disease
Keeping Coalitions Together to Help Improve Community Health
Andrew Kitchenman | November 4, 2014 | Healthcare
RWJ Foundation offers grants to make community partnerships sustainable
Sentinel Project Hopes to Help Newly Insured Get What They’ve Paid for
Andrew Kitchenman | November 3, 2014 | Healthcare
Seton Hall law professors, NJ Appleseed work together on adequate and equal access to needed healthcare
Employers Juggle Rising Health Costs, But Few Seek to Drop Coverage
Andrew Kitchenman | October 31, 2014 | Healthcare
NJ businesses are using a variety of means to offset insurance premium increases, survey finds
Interactive Map: Where Are NJ’s Safest Hospitals -- and Which Were Rated 'Poor?'
Colleen O'Dea | October 31, 2014 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
New data indicates that hospitals across the Garden State are improving safety and quality of care
Poison-Education Center Would Get Expanded Role in Fighting Drug Deaths
Andrew Kitchenman | October 30, 2014 | Healthcare
Differences emerge over how quickly doctors would have to report crucial information on overdoses to statewide network
Legislators Seek to Solve Problem of Excessive Out-of-Network Medical Bills
Andrew Kitchenman | October 29, 2014 | Healthcare
Proposals include ‘baseball arbitration’ between insurers and hospitals, more information for consumers before treatment
Is Christie Calling the Shots When It Comes to NJ’s Quarantine Policies?
Andrew Kitchenman | October 28, 2014 | Healthcare
The state has quarantine guidelines in place, did the administration follow them?
Christie Defends Forced Quarantines While Cuomo Backs Down on Harsh Stance
Andrew Kitchenman | October 27, 2014 | Healthcare
White House reportedly pressures NJ and NY governors to reconsider measures to block spread of Ebola virus
Privacy Breaches Prompt Bill Requiring Encryption of Patient Data
Andrew Kitchenman | October 24, 2014 | Healthcare
Insurers would face fines for failing to adequately safeguard customers’ personal information
Drug-Addiction Prevention, Treatment Move Up on Christie’s Agenda
Andrew Kitchenman | October 23, 2014 | Healthcare
Personal interest and political benefits combine to make combating substance abuse a focus of governor’s second term
Health Centers Serving State's Low-Income Patients Carving Out Wider Role
Andrew Kitchenman | October 22, 2014 | Healthcare
Expanded services such as mental-health care become more crucial as ranks of insured grow under ACA, but state regulations stand in the way
Opening Access to Info from Clinical Trials Holds Great Promise, Research Finds
Andrew Kitchenman | October 21, 2014 | Healthcare
Rutgers chancellor's paper finds GlaxoSmithKline data is spurring fresh analyses, could lead to new treatments
The List: Top 10 Hospitals in New Jersey Paying High Price for High Readmission Rates
Andrew Kitchenman | October 20, 2014 | Healthcare, The List
ACA cuts in Medicare reimbursements aim to reduce number of patients who return for treatment after being discharged
Legislation Aims to Make It Easier to Dispose of Old, Unused Prescriptions
Andrew Kitchenman | October 20, 2014 | Healthcare
Project Medicine Drop, aimed at drug abuse and misuse, will expand locations of receptacles, including police stations statewide
Merger of Two Hospitals Could Increase Quality, But Also Concentrate Power
Andrew Kitchenman | October 17, 2014 | Healthcare
Analysts see potential for gains from new giant, but say regulatory review is in order
Round Two of ACA Sign-Ups to Focus on Lessons Learned, Data Gathered
Andrew Kitchenman | October 16, 2014 | Healthcare, Affordable Care Act
With 30 days until second open enrollment, organizations highlight tax credits, website improvements
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