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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
RWJ Barnabas Health, Rutgers Partner to Improve Clinical Care, Healthcare Ed
Lilo H. Stainton | July 28, 2017 | Healthcare
Long-term agreement designed to attract new research funding and top medical talent
New Funds for Tobacco Prevention Programs Likely in 2018
Lilo H. Stainton | July 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Christie’s conditional veto opens door to new anti-smoking revenue stream
Assembly May Move to Block Christie’s ‘Summer Surprise’
Lilo H. Stainton | July 26, 2017 | Healthcare
Joint legislative hearing reveals widespread concerns about governor’s plan to shift addiction, mental health services
NJ’s Top Court Rules Horizon Must Divulge Details of ‘Secret’ OMNIA Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | July 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Decision suggests Appellate Division overstepped in protecting Horizon’s privacy regarding its Omnia tiered insurance network
Prescription Database Helps Police Bust Physician-Led Opiate Ring
Lilo H. Stainton | July 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Trade on ‘Oxy Highway’ slowed as state limit on addictive pain prescriptions kicked in
‘Master Person Index’ Hopes to Ensure All NJ Patients Correctly Identified
Lilo H. Stainton | July 21, 2017 | Healthcare
The ambitious goal: make it possible to distinguish every patient in the Garden State to better target treatment and eliminate potentially dangerous mix-ups
Helping Local Providers Better Integrate Physical, Behavioral Care
Lilo H. Stainton | July 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Nicholson Foundation seeks to benefit low-income patients at six community clinics
Treatment for Heroin Use Leads Substance-Abuse Programs in Garden State
Colleen O'Dea | July 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Latest data from NJ Department of Human Services indicates heroin accounts for more than 40 percent of treatments statewide
If Obamacare Is Repealed, Trio of Dems Want to Replace It on State Level
Lilo H. Stainton | July 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Proposal would use local taxes, instead of federal fees, to fund Medicaid and market plans
Opposition Grows to Latest National GOP Healthcare Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | July 18, 2017 | Healthcare
More than just a struggle for healthcare, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker calls it a fight for 'values central to our democracy'
White House Addiction Panel Chaired by Christie Needs More Time to Draft Report
Lilo H. Stainton | July 17, 2017 | Healthcare
Deadline to deliver draft pushed back a second time, to July 31; national teleconference scheduled
Lawmakers Wary of Christie’s Plan to Shift Addiction, Mental Health Services
Lilo H. Stainton | July 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Expert cited in Christie’s controversial reorganization plan calls it a ‘real opportunity for New Jersey’
New Healthcare Option for State Workers Expands Patient-Centered Care
Lilo H. Stainton | July 13, 2017 | Healthcare
National leader in employee care promises better outcomes, state savings
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