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New Technology Helps NJ’s Developmentally Disabled Gain Independence
Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2016 | Healthcare
State agency, advocacy groups pair people with disabilities with devices that can help them live on their own, go to school, work
No Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | October 25, 2016 | Healthcare
Doctors would be required to document patient-safety protocol before writing scrip
NJ Provides $10M to Nonprofit Groups For Urban Lead Removal
Lilo H. Stainton | October 24, 2016 | Healthcare
Launches public-relations effort to warn parents about dangers of lead, need for screening
Democrats Can’t Wait to Restore Women’s Healthcare Funding Post-Christie
Lilo H. Stainton | October 21, 2016 | Healthcare
They also back Planned Parenthood’s proposal for insurance companies to cover a year’s worth of birth control at once
Protecting Uber Passengers Who Are Injured in an Accident
Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Car-service company argues riders are already covered by current $1.5M liability insurance; critics contend there are too many loopholes in coverage
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Launches Integrated Mental-Physical Pilot
Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2016 | Healthcare
A new program for patients with Crohn’s disease will integrate mental and physical treatments in order to improve health and reduce costs
Emergency Rooms Becoming ‘Dumping Ground’ for Psychiatric Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016 | Healthcare
With fewer inpatient beds and inadequate outpatient services, patients often have no other choice but the ER
Explainer: Open Enrollment for State Insurance, Medicare, Obamacare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 18, 2016 | Explainer
Policy holders have chance to examine new options, take advantage of subsidies under Affordable Care Act
NJ Spotlight on Cities: Healthcare Panelists Call for Integrated Urban Care
Lilo H. Stainton | October 17, 2016 | Healthcare
Speakers say mental health and substance-abuse treatment needs to be combined with physical care
Advocates Want Legislative Leaders to Curb Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | October 14, 2016 | Healthcare
The goal: protect patients from unexpected fees charged by out-of-network doctors and hospitals, while also saving the state money
Seeking Civil Rights Protection for NJ Women Who Breastfeed
Lilo H. Stainton | October 13, 2016 | Healthcare
The goal is to extend current law, to cover women who work for small businesses or who are nursing babies older than one year
NJ Spotlight on Cities: How Garden State Can Achieve ‘Integrated’ Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2016 | Healthcare
Can ‘integrated care' deliver on its promise of better patient outcomes and better bottom line?
Fighting Diabetes and Sickle Cell Disease in NJ with Information
Lilo H. Stainton | October 7, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmakers say Medicaid should cover cost of diabetes education and management, also want state to set up sickle cell database
Tens of Thousands of NJ Residents Missing Out on Obamacare Savings
Lilo H. Stainton | October 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Up to 44,000 New Jerseyans pay full price for private health insurance when they would be eligible for subsidized policies; 1 million more remain uninsured
Physician-Assisted ‘Aid in Dying’ Up for Debate Again in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016 | Healthcare
Doctors, others raise concerns that helping terminal patients end lives violates their role as healers
Profile: Seriously Passionate About Progressive Causes
Lilo H. Stainton | October 5, 2016 | Profiles
If it’s drug addiction, gay rights, medical marijuana, clean needle exchanges, abortion, and social justice (to name a few), it must be Jay Lassiter
NJ Businesses Sustain Widespread Health Coverage, Despite Rising Costs
Lilo H. Stainton | October 4, 2016 | Healthcare
Workers paying for larger share of medical expenses, through higher contributions and deductibles, reduced benefits
New Jersey Scientists Developing Unique Antibiotic to Treat Deadly MRSA
Lilo H. Stainton | October 3, 2016 | Healthcare
Federal regulators give Garden State drug maker ‘green light’ to run animal trials on new medicine
Judge Finds Meadowlands Hospital Guilty of Multiple Labor Violations
Lilo H. Stainton | September 30, 2016 | Healthcare
Employee union estimates that ruling will cost hospital at least $2.5 million
CarePoint Sues Horizon BCBS for $76 million in Alleged Unpaid Claims
Lilo H. Stainton | September 29, 2016 | Healthcare
Horizon and healthcare advocates claim Hudson County hospital chain is at fault for driving up cost of care
State Officials Clamp Down on Fentanyl – And Its Clones
Lilo H. Stainton | September 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Advocates fear tougher penalties won’t reduce drug addiction but will boost the prison population
Approval for Outside Oversight of Controversial Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2016 | Healthcare
But even with an independent monitor, some advocates fear the reform will lead to cuts in services for vulnerable patients
Urgency to Define Rules for Telemedicine in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Lawmakers try to ensure Garden State is not left out of the growing use of electronic communications between healthcare providers and patients
No Remedy Yet to Cure ‘Surprise’ Out-of-Network Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 23, 2016 | Healthcare
Insurers, hospitals, doctors, and patient advocates struggle for consensus on an equitable way to handle unexpected expenses
Concerns Continue to Grow Over State’s Medicaid Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2016 | Healthcare
Some healthcare providers fear the transition to a ‘fee-for-service’ system could lead to program closures and staff layoffs
Two Healthcare Centers Join Forces to Expand Cancer Care in Newark
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2016 | Healthcare
Patients from the city and beyond should benefit from new cutting-edge facilities and treatments
Push to Protect Public School Students from Concussions
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Children could not return to class or athletic activities without the permission of a healthcare professional
Population Health Summit Keeps NJ Residents and Communities Well
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2016 | Healthcare
Nutrition, lead poisoning, and fitness were key targets at meeting that brought together state agencies and advocacy groups
Would ‘Public Option’ Help Stabilize NJ’s Health Insurance Marketplace?
Lilo H. Stainton | September 16, 2016 | Healthcare
With only two providers offering policies, a government-run insurance plan could spur competition, ensure wide range of choices
Growing Faith-Based Healthcare Program Shows Results in New Jersey Cities
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2016 | Healthcare
Churches, temples, and mosques are at the heart of a state-supported program to help religious groups promote healthy eating and exercise
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