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State Shares Good News About Reforms at Psychiatric Hospitals

Lilo H. Stainton | May 21, 2019 | Healthcare

DOH is putting its back — and its budget — into making facilities more responsive to patients, safer for staff

Providers of Key Child Therapies Plagued by Billing System Problems

Lilo H. Stainton | May 20, 2019 | Healthcare
Now the state wants to recoup millions that it loaned to agencies pending a fix even though billing troubles — and payment troubles — persist
Questions About NJ’s Surprise-Billing Law, And One Call for Changes
Lilo H. Stainton | May 16, 2019 | Healthcare
Although out-of-state transfers are rare, one doctor insists patients fully understand out-of-pocket costs, before they go anywhere
New Jersey Seniors Get Healthier but They’re Not Exactly Fitness Fanatics
Lilo H. Stainton | May 15, 2019 | Healthcare
NJ ranks 21st among the states for the health of its older residents but only 42nd for seniors’ level of physical activity
New Rules to Further Expand NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program
Lilo H. Stainton | May 14, 2019 | Healthcare
Regulations will cut red tape for young patients, ease the way for more diseases or symptoms to be covered, among other changes
Attorney General Files Antitrust Suit Against 20 Generic Drug Companies
NJTV News | May 14, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey joins multistate suit that alleges prices of more than 100 drugs were artificially inflated
Vote on Expanding NJ Hospital Angioplasty Services, After Years of Talk
Lilo H. Stainton | May 13, 2019 | Healthcare
Common procedure is lucrative and potentially lifesaving but it’s unavailable in less populated parts of state, except in emergencies
Overdose-Reversal Agent Scarce in Some NJ Urban Areas
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2019 | Healthcare
Naloxone more likely to be stocked by suburban drugstores, even though call for medication much higher in poorer cities
Gov. Murphy Signs Off on Bills to Reduce Maternal Mortality
Michael Aron | NJTV News | May 9, 2019 | Healthcare, Politics
New Jersey’s chief executive officer says racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality is unacceptable in wealthy, medically advanced state
Atlantic County Program Makes Sure Patients Do Not Die Alone
Lilo H. Stainton | May 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Trained volunteers stand vigil with patients, providing them ‘with the dignity and respect they deserve’
Attorney General Grewal Proposes New Rules to Combat Opioid Crisis
Julie Daurio |NJTV News | May 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Making medication-assisted treatment more accessible and tightening regulations for monitoring of prescriptions
Rutgers Weighs Pros and Cons of Medical School Integration
Lilo H. Stainton | May 7, 2019 | Healthcare
Consolidation could translate into more research funding, but some professional staff members at both schools counsel taking it slow
New Jersey Gets Less Funding for Public Health from CDC than Many States
Lilo H. Stainton | May 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Garden State ranked 14th for total dollars provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018
DOH Commissioner Tapped to Lead Troubled Newark Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | May 2, 2019 | Healthcare
As governor calls news bittersweet, Elnahal promises big improvements at the 130-year-old institution
Help Us Report on Rehab Programs that Force Patients into Unpaid Labor
NJ Spotlight | May 2, 2019 | Healthcare
We’re partnering with the Reveal news outlet to report on rehab-for-work programs in New Jersey. You could help us to get the story right
Other Countries and New York Fuel NJ’s Measles Outbreak, Officials Say
Lilo H. Stainton | May 1, 2019 | Healthcare
Travelers returning from countries where the disease is widespread and cross-border contamination from New York are responsible for uptick in New Jersey
State Seeks Public Input in Campaign to End AIDS and Curb HIV
Lilo H. Stainton | April 30, 2019 | Healthcare
Officials want people impacted by HIV/AIDS to have their say on renewed effort to diminish the effects of the disease in New Jersey
Women’s Healthcare Funding Survives, But NJ Advocates Still Wary
Lilo H. Stainton | April 29, 2019 | Healthcare
Judge halts Trump administration’s efforts to change how Title X funds can be used; ‘Protect X’ campaign to continue, including in NJ
Christie Campaign Revamp to Boost Outreach, Access to Addiction Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | April 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Murphy administration invests in once-controversial Reach NJ program, but steers clear of Christie-like TV commercials
NJ to Fund Better Electronic Health Records for Addiction Services
Lilo H. Stainton | April 23, 2019 | Healthcare
New technology, a priority across Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration, is seen as way to improve and integrate services for tens of thousands of New Jerseyans
How Trump’s Title 10 ‘Gag Rule’ Affects NJ’s Women, Especially Women of Color
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | April 23, 2019 | Healthcare
More than two-thirds of Planned Parenthood patients in New Jersey are people of color
Two NYC fatalities Had Nation’s First Cases of ‘Pan-Resistant’ Fungus
Jon Hurdle | April 22, 2019 | Healthcare
Deaths fuel fears of an outbreak of Candida auris that can resist many, or all, medications; no reports of pan-resistant C. auris in New Jersey
How New Jersey Can Build a ‘Culture of Health’ and Fill in Notable Gaps in Care
Lilo H. Stainton | April 18, 2019 | Healthcare
New report presents a roadmap to help policymakers create more effective and equitable healthcare programs in Garden State
State Launches Review of Human Services Payment Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | April 17, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey has improved the way it reimburses community-based organizations that help people with behavioral-health and other issues. Advocates say there is still huge unmet need for services
Additional Long-Term Facilities Needed for NJ’s Sickest Kids?
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | April 17, 2019 | Healthcare
State attempts to elicit industry interest in creating more capacity have gone largely unanswered
Lawmakers Want to Boost Health Insurance Coverage Among NJ Kids
Lilo H. Stainton | April 15, 2019 | Healthcare
Enrollments of children in FamilyCare declined last year and new report shows big disparities in insurance coverage based on race, wealth, geography and immigration status
Murphy Signs Law Ensuring Parity for Mental Health Insurance Coverage
Lilo H. Stainton | April 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Federal law already requires equal insurance coverage for mental and physical healthcare, but advocates say that promise falls short at times
NYC’s New Policy on Measles Vaccine Prompts Renewed Focus in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | April 11, 2019 | Healthcare
There have been far fewer cases of the highly contagious respiratory disease in Garden State; health officials here continue to promote vaccinations
State Budget Funding for Hospitals to Hold Steady but Individual Impacts Vary
Lilo H. Stainton | April 10, 2019 | Healthcare
While the overall allocation remains the same, some facilities are set to receive more than this year and some less
CDC Says NJ Has Third-Most Hospitalizations with Drug-Resistant Fungus
Jon Hurdle | April 9, 2019 | Healthcare
The organism, little known as recently as two years ago, poses a risk to those with compromised immune systems or other existing illnesses, health officials say
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