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Published by NJ Spotlight Data Dashboard, open to all, is aimed at making information more accessible and should help with decisions about allocating funds medicaid patients Healthcare advocates, policy organizations, government officials, and curious patients can better explore public data related to New Jersey’s Medicaid program, thanks to a website the state has established to […]

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Published by Anjalee Khemlani The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has extended the premium filing deadline for health insurers to July 18, from the original deadline of Wednesday. Health insurers in the state were scrambling Monday to understand the implications of stalled risk adjustment payments announced over the weekend, even as Wednesday’s state […]

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Published by Lilo H. Stainton in NJ Spotlight State developing interactive app that will let patients, providers, and policymakers work directly with Medicaid stats Imagine the possibilities: online maps and other tools that allow patients and policymakers to visualize how much Medicaid spends on specific medical procedures — and how these costs vary between counties, […]

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Published by Lilo H. Stainton on NJ Spotlight. ‘De-identified’ healthcare data makes it possible to track treatment, providers, fees without identifying personal details New Jersey citizens and policymakers would be able to access “de-identified” healthcare data related to nearly two million residents under a new proposal designed to help improve decision making about personal care […]

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Published on NJTV News. Despite revisions, the nonpartisan New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute finds serious gaps in the new version of Trumpcare. Its President and CEO Linda Schwimmer talks with Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron. Aron: Linda, is this new Senate GOP health care bill any better than the one that Mitch McConnell presented […]

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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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Democrats outraged, Republicans lukewarm, Gov. Christie ‘concerned’ about proposal for massive cuts to Medicaid Published on NJ Spotlight by Lilo H. Stainton. President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal would significantly reduce spending on Medicaid, medical research, local healthcare programs, food aid, and other social welfare programs — cuts that advocates said present significant challenges for […]

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Originally published by the Star Ledger Editorial Board, http://tinyurl.com/n7oph8n Of all the lamentable remarks from Tom MacArthur lately, the most tone-deaf utterance was his observation that the critics of his health care calamity share the same anxiety as those who dreaded the death panel myth sent down from Planet Palin. “I think it speaks to the […]

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Published by Lilo Stainton on NJSpotlight.com. 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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