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Two of the state’s largest health-care systems completed a merger Thursday to form RWJBarnabas Health, a new non-profit with a focus on academic medicine. Published by Lindy Washburn of The Record The new system combines Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System and includes 11 hospitals, three children’s hospitals, a behavioral health network, 32,000 […]

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Published by Anjalee Khemlani of NJBIZ Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced a partnership with University Hospital in Newark for a patient-centric, value-based care model. Horizon recently released statistics identifying its success with improving health care quality and lowering costs based on certain episodes of care. The focus at University Hospital will […]

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The final rule will benefit the over 23 million people enrolled in Medicaid managed care organizations, Medicaid alternative benefit plans, and CHIP. Published by Susan Norse of Healthcare Finance The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will requiring states to provide mental health and substance abuse assistance as they would any other medical services for […]

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Published by Susan K. Livio of NJ.com The state’s largest lobbying group for doctors lent its support Thursday to a group of hospitals challenging what it called the Christie administration’s “hasty and ill-advised” approval of a controversial line of health plans by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The Medical Society of New […]

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Published by the Associated Press on pressofAtlanticCity.com Two more New Jersey municipalities are challenging the tax-exempt status of their local nonprofit hospitals. Englewood and Teaneck’s councils voted Tuesday to file tax appeals against Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Holy Name Medical Center, respectively, The Record of Bergen County reported. More than a dozen other […]

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Published by Alyana Alfaro of PolitickerNJ Elizabeth, New Jersey (March 18, 2016) -In June, Governor Chris Christie pocket vetoed legislation that would have had non-profits make certain payments to their host municipalities in order to compensate for tax exemptions. Today, the governor stood behind a podium at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth to share […]

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Published by Eric Strauss of NJBIZ New Jersey (March 18, 2016) -Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has promoted one of its top executives to chief operating officer, it announced Friday. Horizon said Kevin Conlin, executive vice president for health care management, will now serve as EVP and COO, effective April 1. In […]

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