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DHS Explains Plans and Christie-Era Reforms at Budget Hearing
Lilo H. Stainton | May 15, 2018 | Healthcare
State’s largest department walks lawmakers through how it will put to work its $18 billion proposed spending plan for 2019
Another Delay in Medicaid Payment Reform for Mental Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Decision works in favor of providers of nonmedical services, like group housing, job training, and help with public transportation
Lawmakers Want to Improve Ratio of Aides to Patients in NJ Nursing Homes
Lilo H. Stainton | May 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislators say they want to advance care and safety, but facility operators express misgivings about the measure
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Breastfeeding Options at Regional Airports
Lilo H. Stainton | May 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Making certain that airports in the New Jersey/New York area are ‘lactation-friendly’
Thorny Reform of Medicaid Payments Gets State Oversight, One Year Later
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Twelve months after a law was signed requiring supervision of controversial changes in payments to community mental health providers, it’s about to happen
Growing Focus on Suicide Prevention, Especially Among Teens
Lilo H. Stainton | May 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers, parents, advocates, educators, and mental health professionals are working on numerous fronts across the state to save lives
Push to Expand Diabetes Education Puts NJ Among Small Group of States
Lilo H. Stainton | May 7, 2018 | Healthcare
State YMCAs jockey to be part of program, citing their ability to increase access in diverse communities
Diversion Program Would Help Keep Mentally Ill Out of Jail
Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Bill would establish crisis-intervention training for law enforcement to reduce number of mentally ill people arrested or in court system
Pallone Wants to Expand Medicare, Help Millions Avoid ‘Financial Ruin’
Lilo H. Stainton | May 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Congressman says federal government must provide cash to cover costs of long-term care, other services
New Owner Eager to Take Over Struggling South Jersey Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | May 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Powerful local politicians keep close watch; not all services that previously had been eliminated would be restored
NJ Healthcare Leaders Explore Alliances on State Policy Issues
Lilo H. Stainton | April 30, 2018 | Healthcare
Despite differences among stakeholders, all can come together on regulatory stability, innovation, and underlying public health concerns
Federal Autism Study Shows New Jersey’s Rates on the Rise
Lilo H. Stainton | April 27, 2018 | Healthcare
Diagnosis of disorder jumps 19 percent among eight-year-olds since 2012
DOH Budget Hearing Highlights Changes under Gov. Murphy
Lilo H. Stainton | April 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers question funding cuts to some pet programs
‘Black Mamas’ Highlight Racial Maternal-Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | April 25, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey leaders acknowledge state ‘needs to do better’
Nationwide Expansion of NJ Program to Reduce Opioid Use
Lilo H. Stainton | April 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Strategy makes opioids the drug of last resort in emergency rooms, cutting their use in state’s busiest ER by more than 80 percent
Hospital Aid Remains Stable, Following Years of Cuts
Lilo H. Stainton | April 22, 2018 | Healthcare
But charity care for mostly urban hospitals would be beefed up by Murphy’s decision not to take money away from the program
Safe Sleep for Babies — Rutgers Researchers Now Have an App for That
Lilo H. Stainton | April 20, 2018 | Healthcare
Scientists use technology to help parents protect their infants from sudden unexpected death
Reform Pending for New Jersey’s Medical Examiner System
Lilo H. Stainton | April 19, 2018 | Healthcare
Overworked, underfunded agency will be transferred to Department of Health, in line for cash infusion, new chain of command
Murphy Administration Keeps Expanding Access to Medical Marijuana
Lilo H. Stainton | April 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Proposal would let patients get medical marijuana prescriptions from physicians who treat their underlying disease or symptoms of that disease, like pain and nausea
Do We Need to Talk? — There’s a Push to Increase End-of-Life Planning in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | April 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Proponents point to higher rate of aggressive medical treatment and higher costs for patients nearing death in Garden State
Horizon Leads Opioid Awareness and Prevention Program Focused on Youth
Lilo H. Stainton | April 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Program with Rutgers pharmacy school touched nearly 2,000 kids in past year
NJ Set to Enact Insurance Law, So Is this the End of ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Most interest groups support controversial measure to control out-of-network insurance costs, but many physicians unhappy
Judge Orders Horizon to Let Public See Details Behind OMNIA Insurance Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | April 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield has fought to keep McKinsey report secret, but judge rules it is of ‘legitimate public interest.’ Horizon to appeal
New Drive for More Elective Angioplasty, Community Hospitals Say Long Overdue
Lilo H. Stainton | April 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislative reform could ease regulations governing where cardiovascular procedure can be performed — and bring economic benefits to small hospitals and their patients
Rise in Opioid-Exposed Newborns in NJ Prompts State Awareness Campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | April 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Number of infants exposed to drugs or alcohol in the womb doubled in New Jersey between 2008 and 2016
‘Surprise’ Medical Bill Advances, With Hospitals on Board
Lilo H. Stainton | April 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Physicians still concerned reform would harm specialists, patient care
Assembly Advances Vaccine Bill, Despite Angry, Tearful Protests
Lilo H. Stainton | April 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Measure would tighten religious exemptions in effort to boost public health
Murphy Sets New Direction for Tackling Opioid Epidemic
Lilo H. Stainton | April 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor outlines $100 million spending on range of anti-addiction programs to be underpinned by data and analysis ... and a pivot away from Christie-like media promos
New Jersey Looks to California for Gun-Violence Research Model
Lilo H. Stainton | April 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers tap Rutgers University, possibly as home for Firearm Violence Research Center that would study all facets of the issue
State Expands Access to Hepatitis-C Drugs for Medicaid Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | April 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Proposed rule change would allow patients to receive treatment before they exhibit some degree of liver damage
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