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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
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
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