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Published by Susan K. Livio on NJ.com. Former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco said Sunday he will step down at the end of the month as board chairman of New Jersey’s only public acute-care hospital, amid revelations he had promoted a friend to serve as his assistant in a “low-show” six-figure job. Gov. Chris Christie accepted DiFrancesco’s resignation as […]

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Published by Susan K. Livio on NJ.com. Gov. Chris Christie should remove Donald DiFrancesco as chairman of the board at the state-owned University Hospital, the head of an influential watchdog group says. Linda Schwimmer, president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, said she is “angry” that DiFrancesco, a former governor, recommended a friend for […]

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Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) Program Director, Andrea Caballero, dials up Linda Schwimmer, to hear about the challenges and successes of the health care marketplace in the Garden State, and to discuss CPR’s Payment Reform Scorecard 2.0 pilot initiative. Listen in here! And click here to learn more about CPR’s Scorecard 2.0!

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Published on Return on Information New Jersey by Anjalee Khemlani.. Is the much-touted value-based reimbursement model, in which providers get paid for care of a patient rather than per procedure, working? It’s a question the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center is asking the public. CMS has been the driver of the preventative care model, […]

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First published by Susan K. Livio on NJ.com TRENTON — The majority of New Jersey voters believe insurance should cover birth control supplies and Planned Parenthood should continue receiving Medicaid reimbursement for family planning and other women’s health services, according to a poll released by Rutgers University Wednesday. The poll lands at a pivotal time […]

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First published by NJ Spotlight’s Joel C. Cantor: http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/06/05/opinion-communities-matter-for-better-health/ JOEL C. CANTOR | JUNE 6, 2017 As the national health reform debate grinds on, we should not forget that communities also matter for better health These are uncertain times for health-policy watchers, not to mention for people who depend on affordable health insurance and healthcare services. […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Quality Institute , Mayors Wellness Campaign , Medicaid , Health care policy issues

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