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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
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
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
Explainer: Platinum Versus Gold Health-Insurance Plans for NJ Public Workers
Lilo H. Stainton | August 17, 2018 | Explainer
Bipartisan panel suggests going to less expensive health insurance could save taxpayers $1.4 billion within a few years
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
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
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
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
Murphy Signs Law to Update NJ’s Sorely Outmoded System for Investigating Deaths
Lilo H. Stainton | July 9, 2018 | Healthcare
State’s medical examiner operation has been falling apart for years but major reforms are about to begin
Hospitals Get Good News, Bad News in NJ’s Last-Minute Budget Resolution
Lilo H. Stainton | July 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Tens of millions of dollars that had been ‘frozen’ will be quickly distributed to acute-care facilities but hospital leaders alarmed by emergency-room payment reforms
NJ Hospitals Explore Software to Reduce Addiction, Improve Care
Lilo H. Stainton | June 29, 2018 | Healthcare
Computerized tracking tool summarizes patients’ histories, flagging suspect behaviors and speeding response time
Law Enforcement, Addiction Services Forge New Alliance to Help Drug Offenders
Lilo H. Stainton | June 28, 2018 | Healthcare
State Attorney General promotes program that treats addiction as a public health crisis rather than ‘law enforcement issue alone’
Legislature Set to Advance Contentious Nursing Home Staff-Ratio Bill
Lilo H. Stainton | June 27, 2018 | Healthcare
Frontline workers call for more help, but industry fears an “unfunded mandate”
Changes in State Funding Might Give Hospitals Extra Money — and Take Some Away
Lilo H. Stainton | June 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Proposals, which have raced through the Legislature, envision new county-based taxes on procedures and acute care
Prevention, Risk Reduction Focus of First NJ Spotlight Opioid Roundtable
Lilo H. Stainton | June 25, 2018 | Healthcare, Roundtables
State officials, medical professionals agree New Jersey has made a good start by trimming opioid prescriptions, but much more work remains
Scientists Help ID New Cancer-Causing Agent in Tobacco Smoke
Lilo H. Stainton | June 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Organic compounds known as ‘aldehydes’ are primary source of damage to DNA and also suppress its ability to repair that damage
Murphy to Undo Contentious Christie Makeover of Mental Health, Addiction Services
Lilo H. Stainton | June 21, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor expected to shift most DMHAS programs back to the Department of Human Services
NJ Lawmakers Consider New Taxes on Hospitals to Fund Medicaid, Medical Education
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2018 | Healthcare
Aim is to raise investment in care for low-income residents and pump more money into graduate education
NJ Hospitals Adopt Protocols to Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections
Lilo H. Stainton | June 19, 2018 | Healthcare
Cesarean delivery comes with a number of risks for mothers and babies, including blood clots, cardiac complications, asthma and diabetes
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