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NJ’s Top Court Rules Horizon Must Divulge Details of ‘Secret’ OMNIA Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | July 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Decision suggests Appellate Division overstepped in protecting Horizon’s privacy regarding its Omnia tiered insurance network
Prescription Database Helps Police Bust Physician-Led Opiate Ring
Lilo H. Stainton | July 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Trade on ‘Oxy Highway’ slowed as state limit on addictive pain prescriptions kicked in
‘Master Person Index’ Hopes to Ensure All NJ Patients Correctly Identified
Lilo H. Stainton | July 21, 2017 | Healthcare
The ambitious goal: make it possible to distinguish every patient in the Garden State to better target treatment and eliminate potentially dangerous mix-ups
Helping Local Providers Better Integrate Physical, Behavioral Care
Lilo H. Stainton | July 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Nicholson Foundation seeks to benefit low-income patients at six community clinics
If Obamacare Is Repealed, Trio of Dems Want to Replace It on State Level
Lilo H. Stainton | July 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Proposal would use local taxes, instead of federal fees, to fund Medicaid and market plans
Opposition Grows to Latest National GOP Healthcare Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | July 18, 2017 | Healthcare
More than just a struggle for healthcare, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker calls it a fight for 'values central to our democracy'
White House Addiction Panel Chaired by Christie Needs More Time to Draft Report
Lilo H. Stainton | July 17, 2017 | Healthcare
Deadline to deliver draft pushed back a second time, to July 31; national teleconference scheduled
Lawmakers Wary of Christie’s Plan to Shift Addiction, Mental Health Services
Lilo H. Stainton | July 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Expert cited in Christie’s controversial reorganization plan calls it a ‘real opportunity for New Jersey’
New Healthcare Option for State Workers Expands Patient-Centered Care
Lilo H. Stainton | July 13, 2017 | Healthcare
National leader in employee care promises better outcomes, state savings
Youth Teams Will Put Poor Communities in Touch with Better Health
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation donates $2.6 million to fuel three-year programs statewide
Christie’s Summer Surprise: Move Mental Health Services to Different Division
Lilo H. Stainton | July 11, 2017 | Healthcare
Shift from Human Services to Health department would involve 200 staff, nearly $1 billion
Is Hospital ER Weak Link in State’s Prescription Monitoring Program?
Lilo H. Stainton | July 10, 2017 | Healthcare
Doctors in emergency room don’t have to check statewide prescription database before they write scrip for opiates
State Regulations Decrease Opiate Prescriptions Nationwide, CDC Finds
Lilo H. Stainton | July 7, 2017 | Healthcare
But too many patients still taking dangerously high levels of addictive drugs
Budget Debate Delays Potential Out-of-Network Insurance Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | July 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Stakeholders, lawmakers, and even critics agree that taming surprise medical charges is a critical issue for healthcare sector to address successfully
Explainer: The Horizon Law that Helped Trigger a State Shutdown, up Close
Lilo H. Stainton | July 5, 2017 | Explainer
The law as enacted helps protect Horizon policyholders, a key element missing in earlier versions
Prieto Digs in, Controversial Horizon Reform Remains Budget Stumbling Block
Lilo H. Stainton | June 30, 2017 | Healthcare
Assembly Speaker describes Senate-approved measure as a pig with ‘no lipstick, maybe just a little bit of blush’
Could Horizon Reform Bill Derail State Budget? It’s Down to the Wire
Lilo H. Stainton | June 29, 2017 | Healthcare
Vitale accuses Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey of ‘trying to whip up a wave of hysteria’ over proposal to reform the insurance company
Senate Healthcare Proposal Would Cost NJ Billions, Boost Uninsured, Experts Say
Lilo H. Stainton | June 28, 2017 | Healthcare
U.S. Senate leadership delays vote on GOP healthcare plan; Garden State advocates vow to use time to keep battling proposed legislation
Christie Keeps Pushing to Siphon Cash from Horizon to Fund Drug Treatments
Lilo H. Stainton | June 22, 2017 | Healthcare
State’s largest health insurer claims $15 million DHS sanction is ‘retaliation’ for refusing to go along with governor’s demand for $300 million from its reserves
Garden State Seeks to Regulate Hospital Protocols for Sepsis
Lilo H. Stainton | June 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Despite sharing of diagnostic data and best practices, sepsis mortality rates are on the rise in New Jersey
From Tragic Death, a Law to Safeguard People with Developmental Disabilities
Lilo H. Stainton | June 20, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Komninos Law’ protects individuals at residential facilities and day programs, requires families and guardians to be notified within an hour of any problems
NJ Lawmakers, Advocates Push to Spend More to Curb Smoking
Lilo H. Stainton | June 19, 2017 | Healthcare
State officials indicate they’re already investing in anti-smoking efforts, as smoking rates decline
DHS Official Defends Medicaid Payment Reform; Mental Health Providers Worried
Lilo H. Stainton | June 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Meeting at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital is told transition to new system going well, but providers remain concerned
NJ Health Department Gains National Recognition for Public Health Work
Lilo H. Stainton | June 14, 2017 | Healthcare
National accreditation for successful public health programs puts NJDOH in very exclusive group of 25 other states, 162 communities
The Doctor Will Interface with You Now: Telemedicine Moves Closer in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | June 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Among the issues to iron out, do connections between patients and providers have to be real time?
Governor Approves Law Expanding Pharmacy Access to Opioid Antidote
Lilo H. Stainton | June 12, 2017 | Healthcare
Life-saving medicine already available at some chain drug stores without a prescription
More States Join NJ Drug-Monitoring System to Curb Abuses Like Doctor-Shopping
Lilo H. Stainton | June 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor says interstate use of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program has skyrocketed in last couple of years
Tearing Down Silos, Collaboration Work to Benefit Public Health
Lilo H. Stainton | June 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Making the community a partner in healthcare and delivering a range of coordinated services are starting to show results across Garden State
Delayed Implementation Doesn’t Soften Costly Blow of GOP Healthcare Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | June 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Regardless of when it’s rolled out, Trumpcare is likely to price coverage out of reach of NJ’s poor, elderly population
Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality Remains Persistent Public-Health Challenge
Lilo H. Stainton | June 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Reducing black infant mortality means addressing a range of issues, such as poverty, smoking, stress, food insecurity — even gum disease
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