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Governor Signs Nation’s Strongest Law on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | June 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Doctors remained deeply concerned that law will weaken their negotiating power with insurance carriers, cost them money
Murphy Signs Law to Create NJ’s Own Health Insurance Mandate
Lilo H. Stainton | June 1, 2018 | Healthcare
In effort to stabilize health insurance market and ensure coverage remains affordable, NJ becomes second state to creates its own individual mandate
NJ’s Newest Medical School to Help Avert Shortage of Doctors in State
Lilo H. Stainton | May 31, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor cuts ribbon on Seton Hall program that will open July 9 with its first 60 students
Commonwealth Fund Report Shows Healthcare Gains, But Gaps Persist
Lilo H. Stainton | May 30, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey finishes in middle of the pack nationally, with room to improve in several key areas, like preventative care and hospital readmissions for elderly
State's Top Doc to Launch Peer-to-Peer Medical Marijuana Pitch
Lilo H. Stainton | May 29, 2018 | Healthcare
Forum seeks to help medical faculty, students, and others better understand potential uses and prescription protocols of the state’s medicinal cannabis program
NJ Leaders Scramble to Protect Obamacare Gains Against Federal Threats
Lilo H. Stainton | May 25, 2018 | Healthcare
As Trump administration’s attacks on Affordable Care Act take a toll, legislators put up ramparts to try to defend the law in Garden State
Newark Health Centers Working to Reduce Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | May 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Addressing the massive gaps in maternal health and infant mortality between black and white women and children
Lawmakers Seek Another Route to Raise Pay for Home Healthcare Workers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 23, 2018 | Healthcare
No one begrudges paying those on the front lines of personal care $19 an hour, but no one seems to know where the money will come from
Updating Care for Stroke Patients in New Jersey Hospitals
Lilo H. Stainton | May 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Move to expand and improve treatment, raise awareness, and highlight steps that could save lives
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Smoking Cessation
Lilo H. Stainton | May 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Bill would deliver wide range of options to smokers, including counseling, group therapy, and full suite of medications
Ridesharing Programs Launched by State’s Largest Health Networks
Lilo H. Stainton | May 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJ Barnabas Health want to help patients get to appointments on time, at no extra out-of-pocket costs
Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program Among Public Health Gains
Lilo H. Stainton | May 16, 2018 | Healthcare
DOH talks budget with Senate Budget Committee, explaining where funds go and what initiatives got lopped off
DHS Explains Plans and Christie-Era Reforms at Budget Hearing
Lilo H. Stainton | May 15, 2018 | Healthcare
State’s largest department walks lawmakers through how it will put to work its $18 billion proposed spending plan for 2019
Online Tool Compares, Contrasts Health Issues in NJ’s Nine Largest Cities
Colleen O'Dea | May 15, 2018 | Healthcare
City Health Dashboard also juxtaposes Garden State data with 500 biggest communities across United States
Another Delay in Medicaid Payment Reform for Mental Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Decision works in favor of providers of nonmedical services, like group housing, job training, and help with public transportation
Lawmakers Want to Improve Ratio of Aides to Patients in NJ Nursing Homes
Lilo H. Stainton | May 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislators say they want to advance care and safety, but facility operators express misgivings about the measure
Is Smoking About to Become a Thing of the Past on New Jersey’s Beaches?
WHYY News | May 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Promoters say a ban would protect beachgoers, cut down on litter, and lower maintenance costs
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Breastfeeding Options at Regional Airports
Lilo H. Stainton | May 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Making certain that airports in the New Jersey/New York area are ‘lactation-friendly’
Thorny Reform of Medicaid Payments Gets State Oversight, One Year Later
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Twelve months after a law was signed requiring supervision of controversial changes in payments to community mental health providers, it’s about to happen
Growing Focus on Suicide Prevention, Especially Among Teens
Lilo H. Stainton | May 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers, parents, advocates, educators, and mental health professionals are working on numerous fronts across the state to save lives
Push to Expand Diabetes Education Puts NJ Among Small Group of States
Lilo H. Stainton | May 7, 2018 | Healthcare
State YMCAs jockey to be part of program, citing their ability to increase access in diverse communities
Diversion Program Would Help Keep Mentally Ill Out of Jail
Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Bill would establish crisis-intervention training for law enforcement to reduce number of mentally ill people arrested or in court system
Pallone Wants to Expand Medicare, Help Millions Avoid ‘Financial Ruin’
Lilo H. Stainton | May 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Congressman says federal government must provide cash to cover costs of long-term care, other services
New Owner Eager to Take Over Struggling South Jersey Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | May 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Powerful local politicians keep close watch; not all services that previously had been eliminated would be restored
It’s Time to Bring Safe Staffing to New Jersey Nursing Homes
Claire Wombough | May 1, 2018 | Healthcare, Sponsored Content
New Jersey nursing homes rank among the bottom in the country for average CNA staffing-hours per patient. But CNAs are often both caregivers and family to their patients
NJ Healthcare Leaders Explore Alliances on State Policy Issues
Lilo H. Stainton | April 30, 2018 | Healthcare
Despite differences among stakeholders, all can come together on regulatory stability, innovation, and underlying public health concerns
Federal Autism Study Shows New Jersey’s Rates on the Rise
Lilo H. Stainton | April 27, 2018 | Healthcare
Diagnosis of disorder jumps 19 percent among eight-year-olds since 2012
DOH Budget Hearing Highlights Changes under Gov. Murphy
Lilo H. Stainton | April 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers question funding cuts to some pet programs
‘Black Mamas’ Highlight Racial Maternal-Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | April 25, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey leaders acknowledge state ‘needs to do better’
Nationwide Expansion of NJ Program to Reduce Opioid Use
Lilo H. Stainton | April 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Strategy makes opioids the drug of last resort in emergency rooms, cutting their use in state’s busiest ER by more than 80 percent
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