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Rising Healthcare Costs Among Challenges for Murphy Administration
Lilo H. Stainton | December 25, 2017 | Winter 2017
Some experts argue that New Jersey should consider rate setting to stabilize costs and create a more sustainable system
Big Payment Reform to Programs for NJ's Developmentally Disabled
Lilo H. Stainton | December 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Some providers of services to thousands of severely disabled New Jerseyans are nervous about potential downsides of big changes in way they are paid
State Approves Sale of Troubled Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | December 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Officials contend that new ownership is only way to preserve local community’s access to acute care
Will Plan to Expand Cardiac Services in NJ Mean that Small Hospitals Lose Out?
Lilo H. Stainton | December 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Some skeptics worry that new angioplasty legislation would favor large providers over smaller community operators
Governor Extends Prescription Contraceptive Benefits to Six Months
Lilo H. Stainton | December 18, 2017 | Healthcare
New law makes it simpler for low- and middle-income women — who may face time constraints — to prevent gaps in birth-control use
Letting First Responders Use Higher Doses of Narcan to Fight Opiate Overdoses
Lilo H. Stainton | December 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Bipartisan move to give paramedics, firefighters more flexibility in type and dosage of opioid antidotes
Supporters Push to Renew Federal Children’s Healthcare Funding
Lilo H. Stainton | December 14, 2017 | Healthcare
A variety of patchwork schemes could extend the program over the short term, but advocates argue full funding is of the essence
NJ Doubles Down on ‘Earn While You Learn’ Drug Counseling Program
Lilo H. Stainton | December 13, 2017 | Healthcare
State partners with Rutgers to give on-the-job training to hundreds of New Jerseyans who want to help addicts
Lawmakers OK Task Force to Study Hearing-Loss Services
Lilo H. Stainton | December 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Goal is to review and supplement to make life easier for New Jersey’s hard of hearing
Lawmakers OK New Funding for Tobacco Education Programs
Lilo H. Stainton | December 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Legislation would divert portion of annual tobacco tax collection to anti-smoking initiatives
NJ Ready to Join Multistate Nursing License Group?
Lilo H. Stainton | December 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Supporters say interstate compact is good for nurses and patients, but some nursing organizations concerned it could reduce quality of care in New Jersey
Poll Shows Broad Reach of Drug Epidemic, Strong Support for Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Some analysts see findings as indication that people believe war on drugs has failed
State Urges Sale of Beleaguered Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | December 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Despite initial hiccups in the process, healthcare panel backs recommendation
Electronic Health Records Bill Seeks To Protect Against Drug Diversion Concerns
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2017 | Healthcare
Lawmakers want healthcare technologies to include measures to avoid drug abuse, but some providers concerned about conflict with NJ’s new telemedicine law
Push to Bring Innovation to Healthcare Starts to Pay off
Lilo H. Stainton | December 4, 2017 | Healthcare
Tapping into ideas and shortcuts from doctors and nurses delivers benefits large and small, like a simple box that revolutionizes insulin distribution
Lawmakers Back Medication-Assisted Treatment, New Addiction Science
Lilo H. Stainton | December 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Push is on to move beyond total sobriety as only way to overcome substance-use disorders
Longstanding Proposal for Caregiver Taskforce Revived
Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2017 | Healthcare
People caring for aging friends and family are burning out; the Legislature is looking into getting them some respite
Federal Audit Queries $600M Spending on NJ School Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2017 | Healthcare
State defends calculations, suggests fight could go to federal court
Advocates Want State-Based Obamacare Protections in ‘Chaotic’ Healthcare Era
Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2017 | Healthcare
Nonprofit backed by Horizon urges New Jersey to shore up the Affordable Care Act at the state level, offers a healthcare roadmap for incoming governor
New Jersey Dentists to Play New Role Screening for Diabetes
Lilo H. Stainton | November 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Starting next year, dentists in the Garden State will be able to get paid for performing chairside diabetes screenings for at-risk patients
New Guidelines Bump Up Pool of Patients with High Blood Pressure
Lilo H. Stainton | November 22, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Elevated’ blood pressure, a new category, should respond well to lifestyle changes like diet and exercise
Push for Statewide Mental-Health Screening Gains Momentum
Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Early intervention helps keep people with mental illnesses out of overcrowded ERs, which are not prepared to assist them
Proposal to Add Psychiatric/Addiction Treatment Beds Takes Shape
Lilo H. Stainton | November 20, 2017 | Healthcare
More than 24 hospitals and healthcare providers have been given green light to add 81 beds
State Funds New Addiction Treatment for Mom and Baby
Lilo H. Stainton | November 17, 2017 | Healthcare
New programs come at critical time, as number of addicted newborns in NJ — and nationally — continues to rise
Opposition Builds to Tying ACA Individual Mandate to GOP Tax Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Latest Senate tax-reform package would eliminate tax penalty for people who don’t buy insurance, possibly driving up prices
NJ Needs More Scrutiny of Maternal Care and Deaths — Democratic Lawmakers
Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2017 | Healthcare
As maternal death rate continues to rise in New Jersey, Sen. Vitale says ‘greater emphasis on the health of mothers’ is essential
Planned Parenthood Expects Murphy to Increase Funding for Women’s Health Issues
Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Weinberg, other Democrats want speedy restoration of financial support that Gov. Christie suspended
State Expands Efforts to Address Childhood Asthma at Home
Lilo H. Stainton | November 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Pilot project seeks to address environmental factors like dust, smoke, roaches, where kids with chronic asthma live
Horizon Joins Coalition for National Standards for Substance Abuse
Lilo H. Stainton | November 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Goal of ‘payers’ group is to make certain that addiction is ultimately treated like other chronic diseases
Growing Focus on ‘Social Determinants of Health’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Issues like poverty, food insecurity, housing status, and violence play a huge role in public and individual health
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