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Published in NJ Spotlight By Andrew Kitchenman Local public-health officers perform many tasks, including inspection of restaurants, checking the water quality at beaches, promoting immunizations, and coordinating the local response for communicable disease outbreaks. But another role is growing in importance — working with local doctors and hospitals to help improve community health. Acting state Health […]

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Published in NJBIZ By Anjalee Khemlani An NJBIZ Q&A with Kevin Conlin, the Executive Vice President for Health Care Management at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. NJBIZ: Explain the process behind choosing the partners and Tier 1 systems? Kevin Conlin: It’s almost like there were little regional competitions that took place to determine […]

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Published in NorthJersey.com By Dustin Raccioppi After six months and several changes at the request of a range of interest groups, a bill intended to protect consumers from exorbitant out-of-network health care costs cleared an Assembly committee, putting it on a path toward Governor Christie’s desk before the legislative session ends in January. Despite the revisions, […]

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Published in NJBIZ By Anjalee Khemlani Eleven New Jersey hospital systems are going to court to challenge the state’s approval of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s controversial new OMNIA insurance plan. The lawsuit aims to challenge the lack of adequate coverage, as well as the danger to safety-net hospitals if the OMNIA plan […]

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Published in NJBIZ By Eric Strauss Prominent Gibbons P.C. attorney William Castner, chair of the firm’s government affairs department, has joined Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s senior leadership team, the insurer and law firm announced Wednesday. Castner will now serve as Horizon’s senior vice president, corporate and regulatory affairs, reporting to Robert A. […]

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Published in NJ.com By Rich Cuccagna As the final program of this fall’s Currents: Conversation of a Lifetime series, author Nina Angela McKissock will appear at Princeton Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. McKissock, a longtime hospice nurse, will talk about her book “From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the […]

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Published in NJ.com By Susan Livio Doctors and hospitals would be required to disclose whether their services are not covered by a person’s insurance network before treatment occurs under the latest version of a proposed bill aimed at curbing “surprise” bills. No longer would consumers learn after elective surgery that their anesthesiologist or other physicians were […]

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