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What Do You Want to Know about Medicaid in NJ? New Website Has Answers
Lilo H. Stainton | September 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Data Dashboard, open to all, is aimed at making information more accessible and should help with decisions about allocating funds
New Federal Guidelines Seek to Limit CT Scans on Kids
Lilo H. Stainton | September 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Similar protocols have already been adopted by some New Jersey hospitals and healthcare providers to help keep children from possible harm
Cost of Health Insurance on Individual Market in NJ to Drop Significantly in 2019
Lilo H. Stainton | September 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor heralds new state law and federal approval of another New Jersey program as main factors in curbing prices
State Hospital Group Launches Data Analysis Initiative
Lilo H. Stainton | September 7, 2018 | Healthcare
The New Jersey Hospital Association’s CHART program will harness predictive computer modeling, data mining to focus on NJ’s healthcare challenges
NJ Legislators Offer Plan to Reduce Impact of Medical Debt
Lilo H. Stainton | September 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Measure would require providers to work out payment plans before turning bills over to collection agencies, better protect disabled patients
Can New Jersey Save Its Long-Neglected Psychiatric Hospitals?
NJTV News Online | September 6, 2018 | Healthcare
The state DOH says it’s already acting on a multifaceted plan commissioned by Christie administration but only recently delivered
Murphy Boosts Medical Education Funding, Tweaks Plan for Hospital Aid
Lilo H. Stainton | September 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor signs bill that could add $24 million to funds for graduate medical studies, CVs measure increasing Medicaid to charity-care facilities
In NJ, Incidence of STDs Increases While People Are Having Less Sex
NJTV News Online | September 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Double-digit growth of sexually transmitted diseases in Garden State tracks national trends
New Jersey Expands Medicaid Coverage for End-of-Life Planning
Lilo H. Stainton | September 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Changes will help ensure clients’ final wishes are heeded and should save costs on unwanted, unnecessary medical care
Medical Care for NJ’s Poor, No Insurance Needed
NJTV News | August 15, 2018 | Healthcare
The federally qualified health center in Jersey City, like the 133 other satellite locations across the state, delivers care to the uninsured and the underinsured
New Jersey Expands Stigma-Free Healthcare for LGBTQ Residents
Lilo H. Stainton | August 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Clinics, support groups, hospitals are adopting policies designed to promote equitable and inclusive care
State Actions Help Keep Lid on Health Insurance Rate Hikes in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | August 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Prices will increase but by far less than for consumers in most other states, as New Jersey is ‘working aggressively’ to counter federal changes to Affordable Care Act
Cancer Care, Prevention: How New Jersey Measures Up
Lilo H. Stainton | August 10, 2018 | Healthcare
New report says NJ does well on cancer screenings and general care, not as well on palliative care and pain medication. But report omits recent state initiatives
State Expands Addiction Treatment for Prisoners
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Eighty percent of inmates in Garden State were under the influence of drugs when they committed the crime that put them behind bars
Rutgers Team Invents Wristband that Could Detect Diseases, Enviro Hazards
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Technology analyzes microscopic blood sample, transmits data to doctors, hospitals or patient’s phone
Family Planning Services in NJ at Risk from Federal Title X Cutbacks
Meg Robbins | August 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Under Trump administration’s plan to eliminate funding for clinics where abortions are performed, four New Jersey counties could lose a range of healthcare services
Booker and Menendez Explain How NJ Is Resisting Federal Healthcare Policies
Lilo H. Stainton | August 7, 2018 | Healthcare
Senators and state Health Commissioner outline efforts to stop Trump administration from dismantling ACA and impeding other initiatives
NJ Senators: Marijuana Businesses Must Get Access to Banking System
NJTV News | August 7, 2018 | Healthcare
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say legal businesses that sell marijuana must be given entry to banking system
New Jersey Halts Admissions for Troubled Group-Home Company
WNYC News | August 7, 2018 | Healthcare
A series of surprise investigations at Bellwether homes conducted by New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities uncovered evidence of abuse and falsification of records
State Agency to Partner with Hospitals on Housing Initiative
Colleen O'Dea | August 6, 2018 | Healthcare, Housing
As part of pilot program, Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency will provide matching funds for homes to be built near healthcare facilities
Behavioral Health Program Expands Care, But Future Funding in Question
Lilo H. Stainton | August 6, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jerseyans with mental illnesses and addiction problems have benefited from project to transform their healthcare. But it’s not guaranteed to continue
Governor Appoints Monitor for Newark’s Troubled University Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | August 1, 2018 | Healthcare
Alarms sound over shortcomings in quality of care and financial soundness. Murphy moves swiftly to tackle problems
What’s Causing NJ’s Growing Shortage of Nurses?
NJTV News | July 20, 2018 | Healthcare
As older nurses retire, problem is exacerbated by insufficient staff in nursing schools to train those who want to join the profession
West Nile Virus Has Come Early to NJ This Year — Take Precautions, Officials Warn
Lilo H. Stainton | July 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Transmitted by infected mosquitoes, WNV has already been found in 13 counties but no cases of human infection
State Gives Medicaid Patients More Help to Quit Smoking
Lilo H. Stainton | July 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Medicaid members now qualify for smoking cessation medications like nicotine gum, lozenges, skin patches without prior approval
Tackling Teen Suicides in NJ — and the Online Connection
Lilo H. Stainton | July 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers propose studying effects of electronic devices, online communication on schoolchildren. In related move, they want kids to be assessed for symptoms of depression
Healthcare Transportation ‘Disrupters’ Make Big Drive in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | July 13, 2018 | Healthcare
New high-tech services pledge to construct easier ways for patients to get to and from medical appointments
Lawmakers Hope to Reduce Drug Abuse, OD Deaths in Schools
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Can starting drug education in seventh grade and stockpiling naloxone in high schools help turn tide in battle against substance abuse?
NJ Gives Medicaid Patients with Hepatitis C Earlier Access to Life-Saving Drugs
Lilo H. Stainton | July 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Change means severe liver damage might be avoided. Up to now, patients were only covered for treatments after damage was evident
NJ Concussion Doc Warns Parents: Keep Kids Out of Youth Football
Lilo H. Stainton | July 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Other doctors question this caution, while sports advocates argue football remains a path to educational and economic opportunity for some kids
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