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Published by Lindy Washburn on Patients expect the safety of a hospital. But the centers differ in resources and oversight. And that can be the difference between life and death. They are called “same-day surgery centers,’’ leading patients to expect a quick in-and-out for a routine procedure. But the experience was anything but routine for […]

Published in Consumer Protection , Patient safety

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Analysis by The Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health Explores Early Elective Deliveries, NTSV Caesarean Sections and Episiotomies WASHINGTON – February 28, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit representing employers and other purchasers striving to improve health care quality and safety, released today its 2017 Maternity Care Report. Analyzed by Castlight Health, the […]

Published in The Leapfrog Group , Consumer Protection , Leapfrog , Health care policy issues , Patient safety

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NJSpotlight Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett Nutrition, lead poisoning, and fitness were key targets at meeting that brought together state agencies and advocacy groups. A diverse range of programs — promoting breakfast in the classroom, screening for lead poisoning, maintaining state parks and safe streets — are all part of New Jersey’s increasingly broad strategy […]

Published in Access to care , Consumer Protection , NJ News , Health care policy issues

Continue Reading The options for New Jersey consumers who buy health coverage through the Affordable Care Act will dwindle to two next year, from five in 2016, after state regulators take over Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey. The non-profit company, a start-up established through President Obama’s signature health law, has 35,000 members. The state Department […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Health Insurance , Access to care , Consumer Protection , Health care policy issues , Eligibility and Enrollment

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Published by Joan Randell and Raquel Mazon Jeffers in Health Affairs Blog As part of our mission to improve New Jersey’s health care delivery systems and reduce the costs of care for its underserved populations, The Nicholson Foundation has been working to strengthen primary care in the state’s safety-net system. Central to this effort is […]

Published in Consumer Protection , Health care policy issues , Behavioral Health

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By Joseph Vitale on Nearly a decade ago, after years of seeking to change the law and the public’s understanding of addiction, Sen. Nia Gill and I wrote the legislation that established syringe access programs (SAPs) throughout New Jersey. Decades of research and every major medical and health organization in the world have shown […]

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Published by Meg Fry on NJBIZ Lisa Marie Sheppard said health care used to be based on what the doctor thought was best. “Now, care is based on group population costs,” she said. Sheppard, a radiologist specializing in women’s imaging, is the owner and medical director of breast imaging and intervention at Pink Breast Centers […]

Published in Access to care , Consumer Protection

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