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Despite Concerns Over Future of ACA, More NJ Residents Enrolled This Year
Lilo H. Stainton | February 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Trump administration attempted to downplay the recent ACA enrollment period by suspending outreach ads and marketing
State plans potential $1 million anti-addiction public awareness campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Campaign would encompass traditional TV, radio, and print outlets as well as a web-based offering and could feature Gov. Christie in some role
Gov. Christie OK’s Tighter Lead-Screening Levels Based on CDC Recommendations
Lilo H. Stainton | February 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Using federal guidelines will cut acceptable levels of lead in kids’ blood by half
State Doubles Rate It Will Pay for Medication Management, Key Drug Addiction Service
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Decision part of larger battle to stem tide of opioid addiction in New Jersey
Trauma-Informed Care Treats Injuries That Can Be Seen, Those that Can’t
Lilo H. Stainton | February 3, 2017 | Healthcare
The pain and aftershocks of traumatic injuries — physical and psychological — can linger for a lifetime and feed chronic illnesses
Christie’s 900 New Beds for Psychiatric Treatment at Least a Year Away
Lilo H. Stainton | February 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Limited capacity at residential facilities in NJ has been a serious barrier to caring for those with mental health, addiction issues
Camden’s Healthcare ‘Genius’ Joins Insurance Giant to Take Reforms Nationwide
Lilo H. Stainton | February 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner says that joining UnitedHealthcare gives him chance to create lasting change in healthcare across the country
Lawmakers Advance Christie’s Anti-Addiction Agenda —with Reservations
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2017 | Healthcare
Insurance companies and other critical stakeholders also worry about aspects of plan, notably the potential costs
Doing More than Worrying about Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | January 30, 2017 | Healthcare
At NJ Spotlight Roundtable, consumer advocates and stakeholders debate and discuss finding an equitable way solve this nettlesome problem
Does State’s Solution to Lead-Contaminated Schools End with Bottled Water?
Tom Johnson | January 27, 2017 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Testing for lead in school drinking water is just the beginning, but is money available for remediation?
Christie’s (Middle-Class) Anti-Addiction Efforts Get Closer to Realization
Lilo H. Stainton | January 27, 2017 | Healthcare
It looks as though governor could get most of what he wants, but plan specifically excludes Medicaid and FamilyCare recipients
Christie Pressures Hospitals, Insurers to Cooperate on Anti-Addiction Measures
Lilo H. Stainton | January 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Against some resistance from healthcare and insurance providers, governor forges ahead with anti-addiction agenda
Senator Calls for High School Students to Undergo Annual Addiction Screenings
Lilo H. Stainton | January 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Proposal would expand use of an evidence-based screening and referral program now in place at some healthcare clinics to all public and private high schools statewide
Trump Targets ACA on Day 1; NJ Democrats Coordinate Response
Lilo H. Stainton | January 23, 2017 | Healthcare
Democratic leadership to huddle today to map out what repealing, replacing Obamacare will mean to New Jersey residents
RWJBarnabas to Partner Noted Philly Hospital, Looks to Improve NJ Pediatric Care
Lilo H. Stainton | January 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Two of region’s healthcare powerhouses promise ‘strategic alliance’ will enhance quality of care for thousands of children
Advocates Argue ACA Repeal Could Hurt NJ Healthcare, Cost Money — and Lives
Lilo H. Stainton | January 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Garden State coalition rallies at State House, while Democrats in D.C. grill Trump’s controversial pick to head national healthcare policy
Christie Stays on Message, Signs Executive Order for Anti-Addiction Measures
Lilo H. Stainton | January 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Some experts question governor’s priorities, some lawmakers say he’s replicating plans already approved by the Legislature
NJ Democrats — and a Few GOP Colleagues — Gear Up to Deal with ACA Repeal
Lilo H. Stainton | January 17, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Repeal and replace’ could cost state billions and would almost certainly affect quality of healthcare available to poor and middle-class residents
Experts Warn Christie’s Prescription Limits Could Cause More Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | January 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor wants to ‘prevent addiction before it starts’ by curbing patients’ access to medications but there is strong opposition to such mandates
Christie’s Best-Intended Addiction Initiatives May Be Hard to Realize
Lilo H. Stainton | January 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Most problematic parts of his plan: mandating health insurance coverage for six months of treatment and restricting opioid prescriptions to five-day supply
Christie Focuses State of the State on ‘Crisis of Drug Addiction’
Lilo H. Stainton | January 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor devotes two-thirds of his last major address to problem he says is ‘ripping the very fabric of New Jersey’
State Agency Wants Federal Okay to Continue with NJ’s Medicaid Reforms
Lilo H. Stainton | January 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Officials say recent ‘patient-centric’ changes to the program are working and provide national models
Proposal Seeks to Expand Access to ‘Dual Diagnoses’ Treatment Beds
Lilo H. Stainton | January 9, 2017 | Healthcare
It’s not uncommon for people with substance-abuse problems to also suffer from behavioral-health issues; unfortunately, facilities that can treat both are rare
Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions at Risk Again if Republicans Overturn ACA?
Lilo H. Stainton | January 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Insurance coverage might become unaffordable for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents
Get Smart, Get Tested, Get Treated for STDs and HIV/AIDS — New Campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | January 5, 2017 | Healthcare
The ‘startling fact’ that half of all sexually active young people will get an STD by age 25 brings urgency to the effort
Federal Audit Finds Problems with NJ’s Medicaid Billing System, Wants $95M Refund
Lilo H. Stainton | January 4, 2017 | Healthcare
State officials and local providers contest findings, say they are based mainly on ‘unreasonable’ requirements for documentation of treatments
Christie Calls for Action on Addiction Recovery at Candlelight Vigil
Lilo H. Stainton | December 22, 2016 | Healthcare
Public opinion of the governor’s performance is at a historic low, but he still gets high marks from those working to end drug addiction in New Jersey
Doctors and Healthcare Execs in NJ to Work on Their Leadership Skills
Lilo H. Stainton | December 21, 2016 | Healthcare
End-of-life care is first focus for new academy that aims to get different groups to collaborate
Is Medicare Paying Too Much For Inpatient Procedures?
Lilo H. Stainton | December 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Meanwhile, are patients overburdened by outpatient costs that add up?
New Jersey Tissue Bank Plays Key Role in Global Organ Donation Network
Lilo H. Stainton | December 19, 2016 | Healthcare
A young Australian who received skin provided by the Edison-based Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation said it was ‘lifesaving’
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