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Youth Teams Will Put Poor Communities in Touch with Better Health
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation donates $2.6 million to fuel three-year programs statewide
Christie’s Summer Surprise: Move Mental Health Services to Different Division
Lilo H. Stainton | July 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Shift from Human Services to Health department would involve 200 staff, nearly $1 billion
Is Hospital ER Weak Link in State’s Prescription Monitoring Program?
Lilo H. Stainton | July 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Doctors in emergency room don’t have to check statewide prescription database before they write scrip for opiates
State Regulations Decrease Opiate Prescriptions Nationwide, CDC Finds
Lilo H. Stainton | July 7, 2017 | Healthcare
But too many patients still taking dangerously high levels of addictive drugs
Budget Debate Delays Potential Out-of-Network Insurance Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | July 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Stakeholders, lawmakers, and even critics agree that taming surprise medical charges is a critical issue for healthcare sector to address successfully
Prieto Digs in, Controversial Horizon Reform Remains Budget Stumbling Block
Lilo H. Stainton | June 30, 2017 | Healthcare
Assembly Speaker describes Senate-approved measure as a pig with ‘no lipstick, maybe just a little bit of blush’
Could Horizon Reform Bill Derail State Budget? It’s Down to the Wire
Lilo H. Stainton | June 29, 2017 | Healthcare
Vitale accuses Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey of ‘trying to whip up a wave of hysteria’ over proposal to reform the insurance company
Senate Healthcare Proposal Would Cost NJ Billions, Boost Uninsured, Experts Say
Lilo H. Stainton | June 28, 2017 | Healthcare
U.S. Senate leadership delays vote on GOP healthcare plan; Garden State advocates vow to use time to keep battling proposed legislation
New Plan for Horizon Could Require Insurer to Turn Funds over to NJ
Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Contentious meeting hammers out regulations, one of which could establish a maximum surplus size that insurer could maintain before disbursing funds
Suicide Third Leading Cause of Death for New Jerseyans Ages 10 to 24
NJTV News Online | June 26, 2017 | Healthcare
Report indicates that rate of suicide continues to climb, highest incidence in northwest portion of state
Christie Keeps Pushing to Siphon Cash from Horizon to Fund Drug Treatments
Lilo H. Stainton | June 22, 2017 | Healthcare
State’s largest health insurer claims $15 million DHS sanction is ‘retaliation’ for refusing to go along with governor’s demand for $300 million from its reserves
Garden State Seeks to Regulate Hospital Protocols for Sepsis
Lilo H. Stainton | June 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Despite sharing of diagnostic data and best practices, sepsis mortality rates are on the rise in New Jersey
From Tragic Death, a Law to Safeguard People with Developmental Disabilities
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Komninos Law’ protects individuals at residential facilities and day programs, requires families and guardians to be notified within an hour of any problems
NJ Lawmakers, Advocates Push to Spend More to Curb Smoking
Lilo H. Stainton | June 19, 2017 | Healthcare
State officials indicate they’re already investing in anti-smoking efforts, as smoking rates decline
DHS Official Defends Medicaid Payment Reform; Mental Health Providers Worried
Lilo H. Stainton | June 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Meeting at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital is told transition to new system going well, but providers remain concerned
NJ Health Department Gains National Recognition for Public Health Work
Lilo H. Stainton | June 14, 2017 | Healthcare
National accreditation for successful public health programs puts NJDOH in very exclusive group of 25 other states, 162 communities
The Doctor Will Interface with You Now: Telemedicine Moves Closer in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | June 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Among the issues to iron out, do connections between patients and providers have to be real time?
Governor Approves Law Expanding Pharmacy Access to Opioid Antidote
Lilo H. Stainton | June 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Life-saving medicine already available at some chain drug stores without a prescription
More States Join NJ Drug-Monitoring System to Curb Abuses Like Doctor-Shopping
Lilo H. Stainton | June 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor says interstate use of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program has skyrocketed in last couple of years
Tearing Down Silos, Collaboration Work to Benefit Public Health
Lilo H. Stainton | June 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Making the community a partner in healthcare and delivering a range of coordinated services are starting to show results across Garden State
Delayed Implementation Doesn’t Soften Costly Blow of GOP Healthcare Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | June 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Regardless of when it’s rolled out, Trumpcare is likely to price coverage out of reach of NJ’s poor, elderly population
Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality Remains Persistent Public-Health Challenge
Lilo H. Stainton | June 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Reducing black infant mortality means addressing a range of issues, such as poverty, smoking, stress, food insecurity — even gum disease
Pushing Meningitis B Vaccine to Protect Residential College Students
Lilo H. Stainton | June 5, 2017 | Healthcare
Sharing food, drinks, living in close quarters, and kissing — all good reasons to safeguard students against this potentially deadly disease
Renewed Push to Expand Elective Angioplasty to More Hospitals in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | June 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Advocates argue that developments in medical technology make the procedure safe enough to be offered by more facilities
Push to Protect Payments for Personal Care Assistants
Lilo H. Stainton | June 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Bipartisan group of legislators works to set minimum hourly rate as insurance company announces plan to cut what it pays for home care services
Renewed Push to Tackle and Tame Out-of-Network Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | May 31, 2017 | Healthcare
Patient, business advocates call for ‘two-pronged approach’ that melds transparency and mechanism to resolve disputes over surprise charges
State Forces Physical Therapists to Wind Down ‘Dry Needling’ Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | May 30, 2017 | Healthcare
Therapists’ decade-long practice to end; acupuncturists, other professionals accused them of performing ‘unlicensed acupuncture’
Push for Emergency Responders to Report Data in New Statewide System
Lilo H. Stainton | May 26, 2017 | Healthcare
Proponents say program would not gather patient names or other identifying information, could improve health in New Jersey
Second Wave Hep-C Hits Young, Suburban Drug Users in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | May 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Mistakenly considered a baby-boomer disease, hepatitis C is growing rapidly among young drug addicts — who often don’t know they’re infected
Trump Budget Especially Harmful to New Jersey, Advocates Warn
Lilo H. Stainton | May 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Democrats outraged, Republicans lukewarm, Gov. Christie ‘concerned’ about proposal for massive cuts to Medicaid
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