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With Bankruptcy Filing, Saint Michael’s Opens Up New Front in Battle Over Sale
Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2015 | Healthcare
Hospital CEO points to lengthy state review while state argues it must act in best interests of community
NJ Gets Mixed Marks for Initiatives, Policies for Combating Cancer
Andrew Kitchenman | August 10, 2015 | Healthcare
Report chides state for being only one in nation that doesn’t spend any of its tobacco-settlement payments on anti-smoking efforts
Sponsors of Bill to Stop Surprise Out-of-Network Medical Costs Push On
Andrew Kitchenman | August 7, 2015 | Healthcare
Legislators involved in effort ask advocates and opponents to submit changes, plan stakeholder meeting at summer’s end
NJ Expands Funding to Help Pediatricians Address Kids’ Mental-Health Issues
Andrew Kitchenman | August 6, 2015 | Healthcare
Budget doubles spending on pilot program linking kids’ physicians with psychiatrists and other behavioral-health experts
Garden State Hospitals Lead Nation in Penalties for High Readmission Rates
Andrew Kitchenman | August 5, 2015 | Healthcare
Federal agency penalizes problematic readmission rates by reducing Medicare reimbursements
Bill Aims to Lower Fees Patients Pay to Obtain Their Medical Records
Andrew Kitchenman | August 4, 2015 | Healthcare
Maximum price would be cut in half for paper copies from hospitals, drop even more overall for electronic records
Federal Report Shows Challenges Facing Health Republic, Other CO-OPs
Andrew Kitchenman | August 3, 2015 | Healthcare
Some question agency’s ability to repay loans, but NJ company executive says excellent 2015 enrollment strengthened its position
Analysis: Christie Campaign Pledge to Slow Medicaid Spending Would Hurt NJ
Andrew Kitchenman | July 31, 2015 | Healthcare
Think-tank report predicts state might be forced to reduce healthcare services for seniors, disabled
More Than 25% of Sandy Victims Still Experience Mental-Health Aftereffects
Andrew Kitchenman | July 30, 2015 | Healthcare, Sandy
Report by state cites need for continued screening and underscores lessons learned for handling future disasters
Program Encourages Young Blacks, Hispanics to Pursue Careers in Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | July 29, 2015 | Healthcare
SMART exposes minority students to doctors, with goal of inspiring them to pursue medical careers
Bill Would Allow ‘Medical Parole’ for Inmates with Incapacitating Illnesses
Andrew Kitchenman | July 28, 2015 | Healthcare
Legislation’s sponsor estimates program could save state $5 million to $9 million annually
NJ Home-Health Agencies Rank High in First-Time Federal Ratings
Andrew Kitchenman | July 27, 2015 | Healthcare
While consumers get valuable help in making healthcare choices, industry representatives say other criteria should be taken into account
Hospital Payments to Towns Discussed as Alternative to Property Taxes
Andrew Kitchenman | July 24, 2015 | Healthcare
Tax-court decision has healthcare industry, state legislators talking about potential compromises
Legislation Aims to Protect Kids, Pets from Heatstroke Deaths in Locked Cars
Andrew Kitchenman | July 23, 2015 | Healthcare
Bill would provide civil-liability immunity to Good Samaritans who break into vehicles to rescue children or animals
O’Dowd Looks Back at Highlights of Her Tenure as NJ Health Commissioner
Andrew Kitchenman | July 22, 2015 | Healthcare
Changes in healthcare delivery, improving infant and maternal health, response to Ebola cases among big issues during her four years at helm
Agreement Brings Relief to Kin of Disabled Residents Living Outside of State
Andrew Kitchenman | July 21, 2015 | Healthcare
If families object, state will no longer force return to New Jersey facilities, according to deal between senators and Christie
Growth of Hospice Care Transforming Home-Health Agencies Across New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | July 20, 2015 | Healthcare
Industry trade association adds ‘hospice’ to name, one indicator of increasing importance of end-of-life care
Database Tracks Post-Surgery Complication Rates for Doctors, Hospitals
Andrew Kitchenman | July 17, 2015 | Healthcare
News site ProPublica publishes Medicare data to help patients make informed decisions before undergoing medical procedures
Funding for Four-Year Initiatives Aims to Improve Communities' Health
Andrew Kitchenman | July 16, 2015 | Healthcare
In identifying 10 grant recipients, foundation lays groundwork for future coalitions
Proposed RWJ-Barnabas Merger May Portend More Consolidations Statewide
Andrew Kitchenman | July 15, 2015 | Healthcare
While studies find that most mergers lead to higher prices, healthcare executives point to improved ‘population health management’
Meadowlands Hospital Union Accuses State of Lax Enforcement of Regulations
Andrew Kitchenman | July 14, 2015 | Healthcare
Health commissioner defends approach, calls oversight ‘precedent-setting,’ while hospital cites union’s animosity toward for-profits
In New Jersey, Undercounted Alzheimer’s Cases Spur Legislative Action
Andrew Kitchenman | July 13, 2015 | Healthcare
Bills seek to increase awareness and training among providers, add disease as secondary cause of death
State Allocates $10M for Nursing Homes Buffeted by Changes in Medicaid Spending
Andrew Kitchenman | July 10, 2015 | Healthcare
Equal match in state and federal funds works out to roughly $1 per patient per day
New Jersey Cranks Up Its Efforts to Fight Opioid Addiction, Deaths
Andrew Kitchenman | July 9, 2015 | Healthcare
Three new programs are awaiting the governor’s signature, while other legislation remains stalled in Legislature
As Cooper-Backed EMS Bill Reconfigures Process, Virtua Mulls Its Options
Andrew Kitchenman | July 8, 2015 | Healthcare
NJ Hospital Association raises concerns about implications of changing certificate-of-need process, saying it could have unforeseen consequences statewide
Moody's Sees Good News for Municipalities, Bad News for Hospitals in Tax Ruling
Andrew Kitchenman | July 7, 2015 | Healthcare
Credit fallout from judge’s opinion in Morristown case depends on whether opinion on nonprofit status is upheld and if Legislature takes action
Providing Medical Care Before Sandy Struck Saved Lives, Report Finds
Andrew Kitchenman | July 6, 2015 | Healthcare
Feds will use results of dialysis study in preparing emergency healthcare plans for future disasters, point to benefits of using Medicare data
Coalitions Set Aside Competitive Rivalries to Try to Improve Public Health
Andrew Kitchenman | July 2, 2015 | Healthcare
Three groups selected to be state’s first Medicaid ACOs designed to bolster preventive care among low-income urban residents
State Awards Millions for Research into Diagnosing, Helping Kids with Autism
Andrew Kitchenman | July 1, 2015 | Healthcare
Grants will fund innovative clinical research, three hospital-based ‘medical home’ centers combining medical, behavioral healthcare
Explainer: 1999 Ruling Still Shapes NJ Policies for People with Disabilities
Andrew Kitchenman | June 30, 2015 | Explainer
In Olmstead case, U.S. Supreme Court required that patients live in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting
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