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Signing Three Bills, Murphy Adds Weapons to War Against Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | July 16, 2019 | Healthcare
Measures boost awareness of opioid misuse, add warning labels on medicine bottles containing opiates, and write MAT into law
Hudson County Hospitals Facing New Criticism Over Financial Practices
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2019 | Healthcare
As dozens of layoffs loom at CarePoint Health, state’s largest healthcare union questions whether stricter state monitoring could have prevented them
NJ Not Alone in Switch to State-Based Health Insurance Exchange
Lilo H. Stainton | July 11, 2019 | Healthcare
Four other states, including Pennsylvania, are moving to take over ACA operation from federal government
State Appoints Dental Director, First in Three Decades
Lilo H. Stainton | July 10, 2019 | Healthcare
Dr. Darwin K. Hayes, who led large training program in the Bronx, will develop oral-health plan for the state
State Ramps Up Training in Latest Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | July 9, 2019 | Healthcare
Hundreds of additional healthcare professionals are being schooled in Medication Assisted Treatment, considered the gold standard of care
Profile: A Doctor in the Business of Fostering Healthy Communities
Lilo H. Stainton | July 8, 2019 | Profiles
Hanaa Hamdi wants to bring people together to create sustainable, equitable and healthy neighborhoods
Murphy Recommends Middle Ground for Home Care Wage Measure
Lilo H. Stainton | July 3, 2019 | Healthcare
Issuing a conditional veto, governor urges new hourly rate of $18 rather than the $20 legislators had wanted
NJ First State to Let Paramedics Offer Prime Opioid-Withdrawal Drug
Lilo H. Stainton | July 2, 2019 | Healthcare
Emergency responders will be able to carry buprenorphine, which has been shown to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal
Murphy Makes NJ 12th State with Own Health Insurance Exchange
Lilo H. Stainton | July 1, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey is the first to make the change since Obamacare was established
State Fires Back on Claims Alleging Dangerous Conditions at Greystone
Lilo H. Stainton | June 28, 2019 | Healthcare
Attorney general contends lawsuit fails to prove that state’s actions caused harm to plaintiffs
Lawmakers Want Emergency Funds for Struggling Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | June 27, 2019 | Healthcare
Sen. Richard Codey spearheads effort to stave off possible closure of East Orange General Hospital with $7.5M grant for behavioral health program
Gov Taps Respected Nurse and Hospital Exec to Lead Health Department
Lilo H. Stainton | June 26, 2019 | Healthcare
Judith Persichilli is choice to replace Dr. Shereef Elnahal, who departs next month for the top job at Newark’s University Hospital
Lawmakers Seek Higher Pay for Personal Care, Full Funding in Doubt
Lilo H. Stainton | June 25, 2019 | Healthcare
No one argues that personal-care workers don’t rate a pay hike, but giving them a boost will add $131 million to the state’s Medicaid expenses over next 12 months
How Two Unrelated Hospital Measures Have Stalled in Trenton
Lilo H. Stainton | June 24, 2019 | Healthcare
One bill concerns angioplasties, the other the rights of patients transferring to out-of-state facilities. Is a Camden hospital the connection?
Hike in HMO Fee Engineered to Boost Funding of Hospital Charity Care
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2019 | Healthcare
Measure would raise state tax on what consumers are charged for certain health policies, but companies would be prohibited from passing on extra cost
‘Regional Health Hubs’ Aim to Improve Services for Medicaid Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | June 19, 2019 | Healthcare
NJ healthcare coalitions have had success focusing on complex health and social needs of high-demand Medicaid patients. Now they have a new roadmap for an even more integrated approach
Lawsuit Over Greystone Safety, Treatment Raises Questions About Reforms
Lilo H. Stainton | June 18, 2019 | Healthcare
Current and former patients, supported by staff, allege hospital administrators and state health officials have allowed dangerous conditions to continue at psychiatric hospital
NJ Opioid Tax Details Emerge, But Plan Lacks Legislative Sponsor
Lilo H. Stainton | June 14, 2019 | Healthcare
Governor’s proposal would enable the state to charge a fee of up to $5 million on companies that manufacture opiates in New Jersey
NJ Lawmakers Seeking to Expand Access to STD Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | June 13, 2019 | Healthcare
Legislation to allow for medication to be prescribed for the sexual partner of someone diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease is up for Assembly vote today
Healthcare Improves in NJ, but Spending Remains a Concern
Lilo H. Stainton | June 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Garden State turns in strong showing for low mortality rates for suicide and alcohol, but growing opioid epidemic continues to pull down state’s rankings
Strong Support for Expanding Mental Health Education in NJ Schools
Lilo H. Stainton | June 11, 2019 | Education
Members of Assembly committee vote for age-appropriate mental health curriculum in public schools, beginning in kindergarten
Raft of Bills Advance to Ease Way for State Health Insurance Exchange
Lilo H. Stainton | June 10, 2019 | Healthcare
Democratic-led effort to replace federal exchange; insurance and business interests, although generally supportive, have questions
State Seeks New Infection Protections at Some Long-Term Care Facilities
Lilo H. Stainton | June 7, 2019 | Healthcare
After tragic results of viral outbreak at pediatric center last year, Department of Health outlines measures to prevent a repeat
State Lawmakers Seek to Improve Drug-Pricing Transparency
Lilo H. Stainton | June 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Public website listing wholesale costs for specific meds, as well as dose, brand, and generics, could transform prescribers into savvy shoppers
Controversial Proposal Advances to Ease Restrictions on APN Practice
Lilo H. Stainton | June 5, 2019 | Healthcare
Senate committee approves bill allowing specially trained nurses to write prescriptions for medications and devices
Some Gains, But More Room for Improvement in NJ Maternal Care
Lilo H. Stainton | June 4, 2019 | Healthcare
Many Garden State birthing centers have more work to do to reduce cesarean sections and other potentially hazardous procedures
Looking to Get to Grips with Loneliness Among NJ’s Elderly, Others at Risk
Lilo H. Stainton | May 31, 2019 | Healthcare
Social isolation is a public health concern, says Assemblyman; a new task force would assess its reach in New Jersey and recommend ways to alleviate it
Health Commissioner Tussles on Twitter over Vaping as Anti-Smoking Aid
Lilo H. Stainton | May 30, 2019 | Healthcare
When Elnahal tweets that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to regular cigarettes, pro-vapers respond with criticism — and invective
Plans Emerge for NJ Health Insurance Marketplace, New Protections
Lilo H. Stainton | May 29, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey Democrats are pushing back hard against Trump and the GOP’s attempts to gut Obamacare
NJ Takes Next Step Toward Palliative Care Education, Outreach
Lilo H. Stainton | May 28, 2019 | Healthcare
Making sure nursing homes, hospitals, patients and their families understand services available for end-of-life care is one goal of legislation
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