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Profile: Assemblyman Brings Physician’s Perspective to Healthcare Issues
Andrew Kitchenman | May 20, 2015 | Profiles
Lifelong Burlington County resident pursued career mapped out since childhood
State Auditor Raises Questions About Payments to Community Health Centers
Andrew Kitchenman | May 19, 2015 | Healthcare
But lawyer for facilities contends that federal courts have already upheld their interpretation of the law governing payments
GOP Lawmakers May Oppose Legislation to Cap Out-of-Network Healthcare Costs
Andrew Kitchenman | May 18, 2015 | Healthcare
Munoz worries that if state moves to cap reimbursements, doctors may decide to give Garden State a wide berth
State Legislators Tackle Persistent Problem of Unexpected Medical Bills
Andrew Kitchenman | May 15, 2015 | Healthcare
Lawmakers draw ire of doctors’ groups who call regulations addressing ‘out of network’ costs unnecessary and even insulting
Health Commissioner Sees Possible New Direction for Newark-Area Healthcare
Andrew Kitchenman | May 14, 2015 | Healthcare
O’Dowd says shifting state funds could spur expansion of community outpatient services and development of academic medical center
NJ’s Biotech Industry Backs Bill Setting Rules For New Drug Prescriptions
Andrew Kitchenman | May 13, 2015 | Healthcare
Pharmacies are concerned that extra notice to doctors will serve as barrier to lower-costing alternatives
NJ Healthcare Advocates Meet to Lay Groundwork for Third Year of ACA Signups
Andrew Kitchenman | May 12, 2015 | Healthcare
After solid enrollment season, feds bring ‘navigators’ together to map strategy for efforts to sign up those who still don’t have coverage
Public Health Impact Must Be Part of Policy Decisions, Says Former CDC official
Andrew Kitchenman | May 11, 2015 | Healthcare
NJ native says health-impact statements are key to making smart choices that can affect an entire community
Saint Michael’s Ramps Up Attack on Report That Says It Should Scale Back
Andrew Kitchenman | May 8, 2015 | Healthcare
Hospital questions consulting firm data, notes more Newark residents would seek care elsewhere
Ex-Commissioner Velez Strives to Get Hospitals to Reach Beyond Their Walls
Andrew Kitchenman | May 7, 2015 | Healthcare
As the mission of hospitals expands and evolves, those changes are reflected even in how they are paid for their services
Senators Urge State to Let Adults With Disabilities Stay at Out-Of-State Facilities
Andrew Kitchenman | May 6, 2015 | Healthcare
But Human Services officials say population is better served in community placements
Breastfeeding Advocates Criticize Bill Seeking to Ensure Safety of Shared Milk
Andrew Kitchenman | May 5, 2015 | Healthcare
Measures would license breast-milk banks, fund public awareness of potential dangers, but coalition fights strictures
The List: Emergency Rooms with the Longest Waiting Times in New Jersey
Andrew Kitchenman | May 4, 2015 | The List
The three worst are all in Newark, where patients may face may wait as long as an hour-and-a-half delay before treatment
State Seeks to Speed Up Ride, Shorten Waiting Time for Medicaid Transportation
Andrew Kitchenman | May 4, 2015 | Healthcare
Patient opinions in state survey differ from what providers, advocates report
Interactive Map: Schools with Lowest Vaccine Rates, Most Religious Exemptions
| May 1, 2015 | Healthcare, Maps, Map of the Week
NJ’s not immune to controversy over health benefits and possible risks associated with mandatory childhood vaccines
State Shifts Way It Pays for Medicaid Mental-Health, Addiction Treatments
Andrew Kitchenman | May 1, 2015 | Healthcare
Providers want to ensure they don’t lose funding, go without payments during transition
Bipartisan Approach Continues In Campaign Against Drug Addiction
Andrew Kitchenman | April 30, 2015 | Healthcare
Governor signs two more bills – bolstering anti-overdose efforts and expanding prescription-drug disposal program -- in 21-part legislative package
More NJ Employers Feeling Good About Worker-Wellness Initiatives
Andrew Kitchenman | April 29, 2015 | Healthcare
New ‘toolkit’ walks businesses through each stage of building, maintaining and evaluating programs that encourage healthy lifestyles
Public-Health Advocates Seek to Close New Jersey’s Vaccination Gap
Andrew Kitchenman | April 29, 2015 | Healthcare
A small but growing number of families are avoiding immunizations by claiming religious exemptions. How does this affect their communities?
Explainer: Medicaid Insures Poor, Provides Services for Seniors, Disabled
Andrew Kitchenman | April 28, 2015 | Healthcare, Explainer
Federal-state program has taken on increasingly large role since 1965 launch
Christie’s Bottom-Line Approach to Healthcare Has Paid Off -- Sometimes
Andrew Kitchenman | April 27, 2015 | Healthcare
Governor earns kudos for Medicaid expansion, managed care, but many policies have been roundly criticized
Christie Budget Doesn’t Fund Permanent Fix for Social-Services Computers
Andrew Kitchenman | April 21, 2015 | Healthcare, Social
It’s still unclear when state will have system to efficiently handle applications for food stamps and Medicaid
‘Medical Home’ Approach Coordinates Services, Care for Autistic Kids
Andrew Kitchenman | April 20, 2015 | Healthcare
Behavioral and other medical specialists encouraged to work closely with each other and with children’s pediatricians
Towns Join Effort to Get People to Start Talking About End-of-Life Issues
Andrew Kitchenman | April 17, 2015 | Healthcare
‘Conversation of a Lifetime’ initiative aims to address difficult topic at grassroots level
Smaller Hospital States Case for Survival as Full-Service Facility
Andrew Kitchenman | April 16, 2015 | Healthcare
St. Michael’s Medical Center of Newark slams ‘anti-competition’ consultant report that calls for consolidation and restructuring
Five Years After Christie's Family-Planning Funding Cuts, Debate Continues
Andrew Kitchenman | April 15, 2015 | Healthcare
Onset of Affordable Care Act makes it even more complicated to assess impact on low-income women
Major Healthcare Trends Converge as Hackensack, Summit Join Forces
Andrew Kitchenman | April 15, 2015 | Healthcare
State’s largest doctor-owned practice will manage physicians affiliated with growing hospital network
State Works to Eliminate Backlog of Thousands of Medicaid Applications
Andrew Kitchenman | April 14, 2015 | Healthcare
Remaining 9,000 to 12,000 applications stuck in county offices will be farmed out to private contractor
Income Tax Day Brings Unexpected Surprises for Filers Facing ACA Penalties
Andrew Kitchenman | April 13, 2015 | Healthcare
Some earned more than they anticipated when they received subsidies, while others didn’t obtain mandated coverage
Can Employers Test Blood Pressure, Cholesterol…And Measure Your Waistline?
Andrew Kitchenman | April 10, 2015 | Healthcare
Feds challenge NJ-based company’s aggressive ‘wellness’ program that affects how much employees pay for insurance
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