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It’s Still Too Soon to Know Full Effect of Move to Medicaid Managed Care
Andrew Kitchenman | October 5, 2015 | Healthcare
The shift from nursing homes to home- and community-based services looks promising, but faces challenges
Lost in the Outcry Over OMNIA: Tiered Insurance Plans Should Mean Savings
Andrew Kitchenman | October 2, 2015 | Healthcare
Critics want to know how Horizon designed its new plan; company says it will reveal more next week
Feds Focus on Northern New Jersey as Third ACA Enrollment Period Looms
Andrew Kitchenman | October 1, 2015 | Healthcare
Region is one of top five targeted for outreach due to number of eligible residents who are still uninsured
Critics Accuse Horizon of Snubbing Catholic Hospitals For OMNIA Tier-1 Slots
Andrew Kitchenman | September 30, 2015 | Healthcare
Head of Catholic hospital group says Horizon’s Tier-1 choices do not follow industry safety scores, despite insurer saying quality was considered
New Medical Codes for Diagnoses Increase Accuracy -- and Chances for Errors
Andrew Kitchenman | September 29, 2015 | Healthcare
With implementation just a few days away, some are concerned that NJ’s smaller practices will suffer, patient claims will be delayed
NJ Hospitals Improve Care for Thousands of Patients Through ACA-Funded Effort
Andrew Kitchenman | September 28, 2015 | Healthcare
Partnership for Patients drives decline in hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions
Bergen County Program Seeks to Broaden Approach to Behavioral Health
Andrew Kitchenman | September 25, 2015 | Healthcare
Integrative medicine melds psychiatry, exercise, diet, alternative therapies
Jersey City Joins Small Group of Cities That Cover Workers’ Gender Changes
Andrew Kitchenman | September 24, 2015 | Healthcare
Mayor says he hopes decision will lead to others municipalities adding similar coverage; move hailed by advocates
Insurer Seeks to Extinguish Firestorm Over Proposed Tiered Health Coverage
Andrew Kitchenman | September 23, 2015 | Healthcare
Hudson County leaders fear hospitals in Horizon’s second tier may be forced out of business, call for delaying launch of new plan
Profile: Doctor Shows Students at Rutgers How to Learn from One Another
Andrew Kitchenman | September 23, 2015 | Profiles
Denise Rodgers heads programs that bring together professionals from different disciplines, aims to improve healthcare in Newark
NJ Raises Mandatory Age for Kids to Sit in Safer Rear-Facing Car Seats
Andrew Kitchenman | September 22, 2015 | Healthcare
Requirement now extends to 2-year-olds as state becomes first in nation to follow pediatricians’ advice
Autism Conference Highlights Success in Linking Research to Treatments
Andrew Kitchenman | September 21, 2015 | Healthcare
New Jersey, with nation’s highest rate of diagnosed cases, touted as leader and innovator in putting theory into practice
Elected Officials Move to Block OMNIA, Citing Fears About Hospital Closures
Andrew Kitchenman | September 18, 2015 | Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield calls concerns a ‘misunderstanding’ of how plans will work, ask for time to roll out details
Number of Jerseyans with Insurance Grows, But Gains Don’t Match Forecasts
Andrew Kitchenman | September 17, 2015 | Healthcare
Employer-based coverage climbs, however, defying predictions by Affordable Care Act critics
Chiropractors Pained by Cuts to State Plan’s Out-of-Network Payments
Andrew Kitchenman | September 16, 2015 | Healthcare
Service providers go to court to appeal changes in state health benefits limiting out-of-network reimbursements to $35
Hospitals Left Off 'Tier 1' Roster for Horizon's New Insurance Alliance Cry foul
Andrew Kitchenman | September 15, 2015 | Healthcare
State lawmakers plan hearings to address concerns, while one legislator said he’s considering asking U.S. attorney to review deals
Organ Donor Priorities Shift When Recipients Are Seen as Individuals, Study Finds
Andrew Kitchenman | September 14, 2015 | Healthcare
When given opportunity to choose case by case, people put those who could benefit most first on the list
NJ Medicare Recipients: Be Savvy About Prescription Plans -- and Spend Less Money
Andrew Kitchenman | September 11, 2015 | Healthcare
Economic model indicates smart shoppers can cut costs by hundreds of dollars, while federal government could see millions in savings
Big Insurer Unveils Innovative New Alliance with Doctors, Hospitals
Andrew Kitchenman | September 10, 2015 | Healthcare
Approach promises lower costs, with payments based on whether patients are kept healthy rather than traditional fees for services
Health Insurance Sign-Ups Hold Steady, But More Fail to Keep Up With Premiums
Andrew Kitchenman | September 9, 2015 | Healthcare
Coverage drop-outs may also be tied to problems proving citizenship and discrepancies in income figures used to calculate subsidies
Foundation Aims to Spark Innovation Among Safety-Net Healthcare Providers
Andrew Kitchenman | September 8, 2015 | Healthcare
Nicholson brings California center to NJ to demonstrate low-cost technologies, train hospital and clinic staff members
State Legislators Aim to Boost Number of Nursing Assistants at Homes
Andrew Kitchenman | September 4, 2015 | Healthcare
Industry advocates estimate cost of increased staffing at $123 million, but bill has support of union
Narrow Insurance Networks -- Popular in NJ -- Extend to Relatively Few Providers
Andrew Kitchenman | September 3, 2015 | Healthcare
Analysts say new research will help consumers make tradeoffs between access and prices
Legislators Press Christie Administration on Need for More Psychiatric Beds
Andrew Kitchenman | September 2, 2015 | Healthcare
Democrats want answers on reversal of state call for services after hearing from hospitals, behavioral-health providers
New Jersey Businesses See Sharp Increase in Family Health-Insurance Premiums
Andrew Kitchenman | September 1, 2015 | Healthcare
One-year bump in workers covered through employers bucks national, long-term trends
NJ Hospitals Vaccinate Employees Against Flu, with Mixed Results
Andrew Kitchenman | August 31, 2015 | Healthcare
State’s overall rate of inoculating workers against flu is just 64 percent, compared with 75 percent nationally
The List: NJ Hospitals That Can Do a Better Job of Safeguarding Patients
Andrew Kitchenman | August 31, 2015 | Healthcare, The List
Leapfrog Group highlights scores to encourage hospitals to comply with safety standards
Bill Seeks to Inform NJ Consumers About Dangers of Removing Lead Paint
Andrew Kitchenman | August 14, 2015 | Healthcare
Retailers argue that signs in stores are not an effective way to inform the public about potential health threats
Community Health Centers -- Crucial to Medicaid Growth, Harbingers of Change
Andrew Kitchenman | August 13, 2015 | Healthcare
Fast-growing health centers add more services for women, look to take on mental-health issues
Letting Drug Court Participants Use Methadone Reflects Changing Approach
Andrew Kitchenman | August 12, 2015 | Healthcare
Christie’s signing of law reflects growing understanding of effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment of addiction
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