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Lawmakers Grill State Officials on Plans to Dip into Horizon Reserves
Lilo H. Stainton | May 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor’s recent quest to force New Jersey’s largest insurance company to pay for certain public healthcare needs not the first time politicians have targeted it
Rutgers Researchers Discover New Use for Old Drug in Treating Brain Injury
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Garden State scientists have discovered that lithium, long used in treating bipolar disorder and severe depression, can help preserve brain function
Leader in Screening for Post-Partum Depression, NJ Gains Dedicated Center
Lilo H. Stainton | May 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Efforts in identifying and treating post-partum anxiety and depression pioneered by former NJ first lady Mary Jo Codey
GOP Trumpcare Victory Bad for Elderly, Sick, State Budgets — Critics Aver
Lilo H. Stainton | May 5, 2017 | Healthcare
Controversial healthcare plan clears House but will Senate fall in line?
Garden State Visiting Nurse Association to Merge with Ohio Counterpart
Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2017 | Healthcare
Baby-boom generation’s growing demand for home-based healthcare provides impetus for groundbreaking alliance
State Officials Report Fee-for-Service Transition Is Going Well
Lilo H. Stainton | May 3, 2017 | Healthcare
Some providers indicate continuing concerns about budget shortfalls and need to reduce critical services to state’s most vulnerable
New Jersey to Create Diversion Program to Keep Vets out of Court, Jail
Lilo H. Stainton | May 2, 2017 | Healthcare
Legislation crafted to help nonviolent veterans with PTSD, other mental health conditions, taps into existing network of support services that can help them
Stitching Up Temporary Safety-Net Funding for Behavioral-Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Measure would require state to reimburse providers for any shortfalls resulting from switch to fee for service
Christie targets Horizon for reform and public healthcare funding
Lilo H. Stainton | April 28, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor wants state to divert funds from insurance provider once they climb above a predetermined threshold
South Jersey Congressman Draws Fire for Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | April 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Healthcare experts raise alarm over several provisions of the ‘MacArthur amendment.’ It’s not clear if moderate Republicans will support it
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
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