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Lawmakers Urge Review of Medicaid Rates for Nursing Home Care in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | June 15, 2018 | Healthcare
Providers say they’re losing more than $400 million a year, struggling to contain costs
Lawmakers Looking to Find More Dollars for Direct Caregivers
Lilo H. Stainton | June 14, 2018 | Healthcare
It’s easy to see why there’s a shortage of direct-support professionals. They’re paid so little they can do better financially working at a fast-food chain
NJ’s Medicaid Transportation System in Line for Major Overhaul
Lilo H. Stainton | June 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Program that uses private drivers and shuttle for nonemergency rides has been long criticized. Lawmakers want more inspections, better records, bigger fines
NJ Policy Group Releases Blueprint for Improving End-of-Life Care
Lilo H. Stainton | June 12, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey residents, like most Americans, would like to die at home or in hospice, but many spend their last days in the hospital
Despite High-Profile Deaths, State Figures Show Decline in Suicides
Lilo H. Stainton | June 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Four in 10 deaths nationwide were attributed, at least in part, to relationship problems, while nearly two out of three involved trouble with drug or alcohol abuse, or a recent crisis
State Poised to Allow More Gender Options on Birth Certificates
Lilo H. Stainton | June 8, 2018 | Healthcare
New law will allow transgender people to alter documents just by signing a simple statement, without a letter from healthcare professional
New Jersey to Overhaul Beleaguered Medical Examiner System
Lilo H. Stainton | June 7, 2018 | Healthcare
A decade in the making, legislative reform may finally be coming to the state’s inefficient, fragmented ME’s office
State Seeks to Apply Population Health Goals to Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | June 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Treatment and recovery are a start, but more is needed, including investing in wellness and building safer communities
Murphy Resists Trump's Changes to Funding of Women’s Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | June 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Fears that Title X programs will be undermined and access to family planning limited for women of low income
Governor Signs Nation’s Strongest Law on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | June 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Doctors remained deeply concerned that law will weaken their negotiating power with insurance carriers, cost them money
Murphy Signs Law to Create NJ’s Own Health Insurance Mandate
Lilo H. Stainton | June 1, 2018 | Healthcare
In effort to stabilize health insurance market and ensure coverage remains affordable, NJ becomes second state to creates its own individual mandate
NJ’s Newest Medical School to Help Avert Shortage of Doctors in State
Lilo H. Stainton | May 31, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor cuts ribbon on Seton Hall program that will open July 9 with its first 60 students
Commonwealth Fund Report Shows Healthcare Gains, But Gaps Persist
Lilo H. Stainton | May 30, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey finishes in middle of the pack nationally, with room to improve in several key areas, like preventative care and hospital readmissions for elderly
State's Top Doc to Launch Peer-to-Peer Medical Marijuana Pitch
Lilo H. Stainton | May 29, 2018 | Healthcare
Forum seeks to help medical faculty, students, and others better understand potential uses and prescription protocols of the state’s medicinal cannabis program
Newark Health Centers Working to Reduce Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | May 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Addressing the massive gaps in maternal health and infant mortality between black and white women and children
Lawmakers Seek Another Route to Raise Pay for Home Healthcare Workers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 23, 2018 | Healthcare
No one begrudges paying those on the front lines of personal care $19 an hour, but no one seems to know where the money will come from
Updating Care for Stroke Patients in New Jersey Hospitals
Lilo H. Stainton | May 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Move to expand and improve treatment, raise awareness, and highlight steps that could save lives
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Smoking Cessation
Lilo H. Stainton | May 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Bill would deliver wide range of options to smokers, including counseling, group therapy, and full suite of medications
Ridesharing Programs Launched by State’s Largest Health Networks
Lilo H. Stainton | May 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Hackensack Meridian Health, RWJ Barnabas Health want to help patients get to appointments on time, at no extra out-of-pocket costs
Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program Among Public Health Gains
Lilo H. Stainton | May 16, 2018 | Healthcare
DOH talks budget with Senate Budget Committee, explaining where funds go and what initiatives got lopped off
DHS Explains Plans and Christie-Era Reforms at Budget Hearing
Lilo H. Stainton | May 15, 2018 | Healthcare
State’s largest department walks lawmakers through how it will put to work its $18 billion proposed spending plan for 2019
Another Delay in Medicaid Payment Reform for Mental Health Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | May 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Decision works in favor of providers of nonmedical services, like group housing, job training, and help with public transportation
Lawmakers Want to Improve Ratio of Aides to Patients in NJ Nursing Homes
Lilo H. Stainton | May 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislators say they want to advance care and safety, but facility operators express misgivings about the measure
Lawmakers Seek to Expand Breastfeeding Options at Regional Airports
Lilo H. Stainton | May 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Making certain that airports in the New Jersey/New York area are ‘lactation-friendly’
Thorny Reform of Medicaid Payments Gets State Oversight, One Year Later
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Twelve months after a law was signed requiring supervision of controversial changes in payments to community mental health providers, it’s about to happen
Growing Focus on Suicide Prevention, Especially Among Teens
Lilo H. Stainton | May 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers, parents, advocates, educators, and mental health professionals are working on numerous fronts across the state to save lives
Push to Expand Diabetes Education Puts NJ Among Small Group of States
Lilo H. Stainton | May 7, 2018 | Healthcare
State YMCAs jockey to be part of program, citing their ability to increase access in diverse communities
Diversion Program Would Help Keep Mentally Ill Out of Jail
Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Bill would establish crisis-intervention training for law enforcement to reduce number of mentally ill people arrested or in court system
Pallone Wants to Expand Medicare, Help Millions Avoid ‘Financial Ruin’
Lilo H. Stainton | May 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Congressman says federal government must provide cash to cover costs of long-term care, other services
New Owner Eager to Take Over Struggling South Jersey Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | May 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Powerful local politicians keep close watch; not all services that previously had been eliminated would be restored
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