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AG Joins Lawsuit to Defend State’s Federal Healthcare Funding
Lilo H. Stainton | May 22, 2019 | Healthcare
Trying to fend off Trump administration’s new rule that would let providers decline to perform abortions, other services on moral or religious grounds
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
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
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’
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
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
Lawmaker: Murphy To Sign Bill Easing Limits on Sex Abuse Suits Soon
Lilo H. Stainton | April 26, 2019 | Social
The measure, nearly 10 years in the making, would greatly expand the statute of limitations on civil suits brought by victims
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
Searing Impact of Incarceration on Women and their Families
Lilo H. Stainton | April 19, 2019 | Social
Conference suggests that most re-entry services are geared toward men, leaving women to navigate the post-prison landscape largely on their own
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
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
Murphy’s Budget Would Impose New Tax on Opioid Manufacturers
Lilo H. Stainton | April 8, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey is among a growing number of states looking to makers and distributors of highly addictive medicines for extra revenue to help fight opioid epidemic
Lawmakers Build on Murphy Initiatives to Improve Maternal Health
Lilo H. Stainton | April 4, 2019 | Healthcare
State officials say new focus, extra resources for maternal and infant healthcare paying off; legislators propose more
Access to Treatment of Opioid Addiction Eased for Those on Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | April 2, 2019 | Healthcare
The state is removing a barrier to medication-assisted treatment that should give Medicaid patients greater access
Republicans Push Governor for Late Changes to Aid-in-Dying Bill
Lilo H. Stainton | March 29, 2019 | Healthcare
Murphy has already said he will sign the legislation, but some GOP lawmakers say the measure goes too far
State Seeks to Fix Critical Issues that Have Hindered Integrated Care
Lilo H. Stainton | March 28, 2019 | Healthcare
Eventually could lead to ‘major shift’ in delivery of healthcare, with behavioral and physical medical care addressed by interconnected team
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