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Medicaid Benefits Children at Doctor’s Office and in School
Lilo H. Stainton | April 26, 2017 | Healthcare
New Jersey ranks fourth nationwide for school-based Medicaid funding
Impending Funding Cuts Lead to Merger of Morris, Essex Mental Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | April 25, 2017 | Healthcare
A number of jobs will be eliminated but new entity promises same level of service. Some observers concerned it could become a wider pattern that harms patient care
Senate Budget Chairman Seeks to Revisit Hospital Property-Tax Exemptions
Lilo H. Stainton | April 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Dozens of municipalities have challenged hospitals and their current tax-exempt status
Trio of Hospitals Continues Legal Challenge to Omnia Insurance Network
Lilo H. Stainton | April 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Lower-cost plan a hit with consumers, but litigating hospitals say Omnia gave preferential treatment to large facilities
Easing Interactions with Mentally Ill Individuals to Avoid Tragedies
Lilo H. Stainton | April 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Ambassador Awards honor people and agencies who have helped reduce stigma of mental illness, improved community relations
Is Climate Change Already Aggravating Asthma, Other Diseases in New Jersey?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Healthcare and environmental experts discuss serious public health consequences, local and global, of a changing climate
Can ‘Abuse-Deterrent Opioids’ Help Stem NJ’s Drug Epidemic?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Advocates for these drugs say they are critical to fighting New Jersey’s opioid epidemic, but not everybody’s so sure
ACOs at Year 1 Celebrate Some Successes but Face Uncertain Future
Lilo H. Stainton | April 17, 2017 | Healthcare
Affordable care organizations are finding a focus in their patient communities, while concerned about funding for the coming year
Citizen-Responders Supplement Jersey City’s Ambulance Corps
Lilo H. Stainton | April 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Unique in America, this life-saving program is based on successful Israeli model
Legal Opinion Could Curb ‘Dry Needling’ Practice by Physical Therapists
Lilo H. Stainton | April 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Attorney general decides physical therapy does not include treatments that break the skin; acupuncturists applaud opinion
State Poised to Open First ‘Rehab Prison’ at Mid-State Correctional Facility
Lilo H. Stainton | April 11, 2017 | Healthcare
New Jersey leaders hope that clinically driven ‘treatment prison’ will become national model, but Christie not looking for 100 percent success
Governor Unveils New Recovery Ads Featuring Former Addicts
Lilo H. Stainton | April 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Campaign features TV ads, as well as versions in English and Spanish for radio, and digital advertisements for Facebook and Twitter
Family-Planning Funding Cuts Continue to Hurt Women’s Health in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | April 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Christie eliminated $7.5M budget line in 2010. Now some Republicans in Congress are striving to reduce federal payments to Planned Parenthood
Community Care for Disabled Adults to Continue Through Fiscal 2021
Lilo H. Stainton | April 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Extension of NJ Community Care Waiver will let state keep spending Medicaid dollars on technology, transportation, and other support services
Addressing Specific Needs of First Responders Struggling with Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | April 5, 2017 | Healthcare
The traits that make first responders who they are can also make them very susceptible to high levels of psychological stress
Telemedicine Comes to NJ: See the Doctor Without Leaving Home
Lilo H. Stainton | April 4, 2017 | Healthcare
Online treatment of certain illnesses now available in Garden State even though electronic service is unregulated here
Building a Secure Database for Patients’ End-of-Life Plans
Lilo H. Stainton | April 3, 2017 | Healthcare
Making ‘last wishes’ about terminal medical care available electronically should help ensure that patients and providers are in sync
Colon Cancer Screenings Could Save a Thousand Lives Annually in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | March 31, 2017 | Healthcare
The disease is on the decline, and with early detection five-year survival rate is 90 percent
The Keys to Getting Ahead of Hep-C: Prevention, Screening, Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | March 29, 2017 | Healthcare
An estimated 150,000 NJ residents are infected with hep-C, most without knowing it; at present, their lives could be in danger
NJ Adds 1,500 Beds to Community Programs for Mentally Ill Residents
Lilo H. Stainton | March 28, 2017 | Healthcare
State Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision succeeds in moving adults with mental disabilities from state hospitals to ‘least-restrictive’ facilities
NJ Spotlight Helps Plan for Healthcare Future as GOP Bill Melts Down
Lilo H. Stainton | March 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Speakers at NJ Spotlight roundtable — ACA Repeal and Replace: New Jersey’s Response — stress that regardless of fate of Republican bill, state must be prepared for change
Alternative Pain Treatments Reduce Suffering Without Addictive Drugs
Lilo H. Stainton | March 24, 2017 | Healthcare
One promising approach combines high-frequency radio waves and cooling technology rather than prescriptions for opioids
New Jersey Hospital Improvements Save Lives and Dollars
Lilo H. Stainton | March 23, 2017 | Healthcare
ACA initiative in 63 Garden State facilities leads to better results for patients and significant savings overall
AHCA Could Slash Number of Insured, Cost State Billions, Experts Advise
Lilo H. Stainton | March 22, 2017 | Healthcare
Under GOP healthcare plan, New Jersey’s uninsured rate could climb to pre-ACA levels by 2020
Early Intervention Could Help Psychiatric Patients Steer Clear of the ER
Lilo H. Stainton | March 21, 2017 | Healthcare
A crowded, noisy emergency room is not the right environment for people having a mental-health crisis, experts argue
State Continues to Funnel Funds into Graduate Medical Education
Lilo H. Stainton | March 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Shrinking support for charity care offset at some hospitals by increase in funds to train tomorrow’s doctors and specialists
Getting the Word Out on NJ’s Big ‘Baby Box’ Giveaway
Lilo H. Stainton | March 17, 2017 | Healthcare
State collaborates on — but hasn’t trumpeted — program to donate tens of thousands of low-cost cardboard bassinets
New Jersey Bests Many States on Healthcare Scorecard
Lilo H. Stainton | March 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Residents here have better access to healthcare and generally lead healthier lives than citizens in many other states
Poor, Elderly Stand to Be Hardest Hit Under GOP Healthcare Plan
Colleen O'Dea | March 15, 2017 | Healthcare
NJ Spotlight interactive map lets readers compare tax credits they would get from ACA versus AHCA on county-by-county basis
Curtailing Prohibitions on Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rehab
Lilo H. Stainton | March 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Some facilities exclude patients who are being treated with medications, but there’s a bipartisan move to end the exclusions
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