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Published in NJBIZ By Beth Fitzgerald Linda Schwimmer, vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, said the deal “has the  potential to be disruptive to the marketplace, but that could be in a positive way.” She said the institute has seen quality improve with increased transparency, and she said Cigna is a […]

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Published in NJBIZ By Beth Fitzgerald The Inspira Health Network in southern New Jersey on Tuesday announced an affiliation with Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University and Health System aimed at increasing specialty health care services to residents in South Jersey. The plan includes Inspira and Jefferson building a jointly owned and staffed ambulatory care facility in […]

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Published in NJBIZ by Beth Fitzgerald A Medicaid fraud guilty plea announced this week by the state attorney general’s office highlights an emerging issue: As Medicaid coverage in New Jersey is expanded under the Affordable Care Act, vigilance is needed to avoid an increase in fraud. A former employee of a New Jersey home health […]

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Published in THE RECORD By Richard Muti Republican gubernatorial candidate Christie Whitman, during her 1993 campaign against Democratic Gov. Jim Florio, called Florio the “worst New Jersey governor since the son of Ben Franklin.” It’s hard to imagine a more insulting comparison. William Franklin, Ben’s illegitimate but acknowledged son, was the last colonial governor of […]

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NJBIZ – January 08, 2015 By Beth Fitzgerald Two New Jersey health care systems, Capital Health and Inspira Health Network, are among six health care organizations serving New Jersey and 89 nationwide chosen by Medicare to join its Accountable Care Organization program, where health care providers can get financial rewards for improving the quality of care […]

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NJBIZ – January 07, 2015 By Beth Fitzgerald New Jersey physicians are under stress from the rapidly changing health care environment, and the majority are considering changes to their practice structure, such as merging with a hospital or another practice, according to a new survey. The third annual New Jersey Health Care Monitor survey by […]

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Published in NJBIZ by Beth Fitzgerald These are times of constant upheaval in health care: Hospitals are merging, the Affordable Care Act is expanding health coverage (and coverage issues) and employers are simply struggling to find health plans that they and their workers can afford. So what will the future hold? To find out, we […]

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NJ Spotlight | Andrew Kitchenman ‘Incentive’ program means 1 percent cut in Medicare payments for more than a third of state’s hospitals. Some of what are considered New Jersey’s best hospitals are among those that will lose significant federal funding because too many patients have acquired infections and other conditions while in their care. More […]

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