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Lawmakers Vow to Crack Down on Background Check Problems
Lilo H. Stainton | October 23, 2017 | Healthcare
State auditor reveals gaps in certain oversight at homes for disabled residents
Controversial DMHAS Move Now Well Underway
Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Provider groups ‘cautiously optimistic’ about massive integration of behavioral and physical healthcare
Double-Digit Health Insurance Rate Hikes in Cards for Many New Jerseyans
Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Despite any last-minute deal in Washington to underpin ACA insurance rates, it’s probably too late for 2018
Despite Concerns, Panelists See Ways to Improve NJ Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | October 16, 2017 | Healthcare
NJ Spotlight roundtable delves into program’s future, maternal health issues
NJ Loses Federal Funding to Expand ACA Enrollment
Lilo H. Stainton | October 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Some $26 million in cuts will put a serious dent in ACA navigator programs in virtually all states
Sale of Troubled Meadowlands Hospital Advances
Lilo H. Stainton | October 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Public hearing on transfer of for-profit facility scheduled for October 19
Next Steps for Improving New Jersey Nursing Board Operations
Lilo H. Stainton | October 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Munoz suggests following lead of Motor Vehicles and tying expirations to the license holder’s birth month — others argue larger systemic fixes are needed
Critics Say Chronic Problems in NJ Nursing Board Put Patients at Risk
Lilo H. Stainton | October 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Senator suggests need for ‘total overhaul’ in body that licenses and regulates 220,000 healthcare providers
Rep. Pallone Re-Introduces Bill to Curb Sudden Cardiac Death in Students
Lilo H. Stainton | October 3, 2017 | Healthcare
Officials joined by family members of teen athletes lost to SCA
Christie Appoints New Nursing Board Members
Lilo H. Stainton | October 2, 2017 | Healthcare
New members, reappointments come just one week before legislative hearing
NJ Practice Leads Holistic Effort to Address Rising Renal Disease
Lilo H. Stainton | September 29, 2017 | Healthcare
Saint Barnabas works to reduce causes of kidney failure, create treatment options, and improve transplant success
Federal Funding for National Children’s Health Program Now at Risk
Lilo H. Stainton | September 28, 2017 | Healthcare
The clock is set to run out on the popular — and widely beneficial — CHIP program in just three days
Syphilis Uptick In Babies Prompts Statewide Awareness Campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | September 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Infants infected with syphilis can be stillborn or suffer from a range of neurological and physical problems
Physicians Focus on the Links Between Poverty and Poor Health
Lilo H. Stainton | September 26, 2017 | Healthcare
Attention is also being paid to debates that are unrealistically focused on healthcare savings
Christie Pardons Former Heroin Addict with Criminal Past
Lilo H. Stainton | September 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Result of seven-year old process, pardon is latest move in his effort to reduce impact of drug use
Primary-Care Advocates Seek to Steer Clear of ‘Fiscal Cliff’
Lilo H. Stainton | September 22, 2017 | Healthcare
Garden State callers dominated Congressional hotline to support FQHCs
New Obamacare Overhaul Could Cost NJ Billions, Leave More Patients Uninsured
Lilo H. Stainton | September 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Cassidy-Graham proposal called ‘harshest’ GOP plan yet to reform national healthcare
Governor Commits Extra $200M to Anti-Addiction Programs
Lilo H. Stainton | September 20, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Lapsed dollars’ in state coffers will fund new programs and expand existing ones in an effort to reduce drug addiction in New Jersey
Christie Outlines Federal Partnership with Pharma to Combat U.S. Opioid Epidemic
Lilo H. Stainton | September 19, 2017 | Healthcare
White House panel led by governor wants to curb addiction crisis with sweeping effort that will include expedited development of nonaddictive pain treatments
Federal Health Centers Face Fiscal Cliff, Plus New Challenges
Lilo H. Stainton | September 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Clinics that traditionally care for poorest residents are weeks away from possible 70-percent cut in key federal funding stream
NJ Hospitals Collaborate to Reduce Unnecessary CT Scans of Kids’ Brains
Lilo H. Stainton | September 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Concern over cancer risk prompts Hospital Association campaign and public outreach
Booker Among U.S. Senators to Announce ‘Medicare for All’ Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | September 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Single-payer plan crafted by VT Sen. Sanders pitched as ‘next step’ after ACA
More People Pick Up Health Insurance in Wake of ACA
Lilo H. Stainton | September 13, 2017 | Healthcare
NJ and other ‘expansion states’ show strongest gains, but current uncertainty about the future of Obamacare has slowed sign-ups in some states
New Jersey Funds Project to Improve End-of-Life Care
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Seeks to reduce unnecessary Medicare costs, improve quality of patients’ final days, or weeks, or months, or even years
State Hosts Suicide Prevention Conference to Reduce Stigma, Save Lives
Lilo H. Stainton | September 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Nonprofit organizations also at work on the ground in schools, camps, clubs
CarePoint Health and Horizon Settle $76 Million Billing Dispute
Lilo H. Stainton | September 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Agreement adds three more Hudson County hospitals to insurer’s massive network
Prison Re-entry Group Outlines Blueprint to Benefit Former Inmates
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2017 | Healthcare, Social
Former Gov. McGreevey and other ex-execs offer blueprint for economic, health gains
NJ Seeks Public Input on Plan to Reorganize Addiction, Mental Health Services
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2017 | Healthcare
State to host 21 ‘town-hall’ meetings, plus hearings at state hospitals to review DMHAS shift
Lowering Financial Bar for Medical Providers Who Want to Practice in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | September 5, 2017 | Healthcare
Tuition reimbursement, access to unemployment benefits aim to recruit and retain caregivers
Nursing Home Volunteers Play Large Role in State’s Eldercare Advocacy
Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2017 | Healthcare
Some 250 individuals statewide advocate for seniors in nursing homes, help educate them about their rights, and sometimes just lend a sympathetic ear
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