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Published originally on by Lilo Stainton. Speakers at NJ Spotlight roundtable — ACA Repeal and Replace: New Jersey’s Response — stress that regardless of fate of Republican bill, state must be prepared for change Hours before the Republican plan to replace Obamacare died in Congress Friday without a vote, healthcare experts in New Jersey […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Access to care , Medicaid 2.0

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Published by Joan Randell and Rachel Cahill on Health Affairs. In early March 2017, the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI), a nonprofit quality improvement group, released Medicaid 2.0: Blueprint for the Future, a landmark plan to redesign and modernize New Jersey’s Medicaid program. A year in the making, the Blueprint resulted from a […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Project Game Plan , Medicaid 2.0

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Originally published by Anjalee Khemlani on At last, New Jersey wasn’t at the top of the list of “most expensive places for” something. That was one of the biggest takeaways industry experts noticed about the 2017 Affordable Care Act marketplace enrollment numbers in the state, released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Health Insurance , Access to care , Eligibility and Enrollment

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As outpatient surgery facilities take on more complex procedures, here are the questions to ask and the information to gather. Published by Hallie Levine on Consumer Affairs. If you recently had a surgical procedure that was considered fairly ­minor—such as cataract removal—you might have gone to what’s called an ambu­la­tory surgery center (ASC). These freestanding […]

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Published by Lilo Stainton on Information about birth procedures and maternal health — tailored to pregnant women and new moms — could help boost health of mothers and children. New Jersey has worked diligently to bring down its stubbornly high rates of cesarean section deliveries, but they remain at least 10 points higher than […]

Published in Leapfrog , Medicaid , Medicaid 2.0 , Health care policy issues

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