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PRINCETON — New Jersey topped the fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades with the highest percentage of A hospitals, a first for the state. New Jersey also had the highest rate of participation in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey among regions with more than 50 hospitals. In New Jersey, 56 percent of participating hospitals — or 38 hospitals — received the […]

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New scorecard finds overwhelming majority of payments are still based on fee-for-service PRINCETON, NJ – September 25, 2018 – Over half of the health care payments (52%) paid to doctors and hospitals in New Jersey by the private sector contain incentives to improve the cost and quality of care patients receive. However, a closer examination of these value-oriented […]

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Princeton, New Jersey – April 24, 2018 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, announced today the updated Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. General acute-care hospitals in the U.S. are assigned letter grades of A, B, C, D or F based on their […]

Published in The Leapfrog Group , Hospital Safety Scores , Press Releases , Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades , Leapfrog , Patient safety

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Top Honors Given to Westwood, Highland Park; Healthy Town Designations Also Awarded to Oradell, Freehold, Beachwood The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has named Westwood and Highland Park 2017 New Jersey Healthy Towns by the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the Quality Institute, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of […]

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New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and Rutgers-Eagleton Explore Health Insurance Choices, Information, and Satisfaction in the Latest Health Matters Poll Report PRINCETON, N.J. – Despite a shortened Marketplace enrollment period and general concerns surrounding today’s healthcare system, the majority of insured New Jerseyans are positive about their healthcare coverage experience, feeling content with the […]

Published in Affordable Care Act , Quality Institute , Health Matters Poll , Health Insurance , Press Releases

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[Princeton, NJ] Oct. 31, 2017 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality for consumers, employers and purchasers, announced today the October 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the U.S. based on errors, accidents and infections. […]

Published in The Leapfrog Group , Hospital Safety Scores , Press Releases , Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades , NJ News , Leapfrog , Patient safety

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Initiative Will Measure Progress on Payment Reforms Intended to Improve Quality, Reduce Costs PRINCETON, NJ — September 5, 2017 — Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), a non-profit corporation working to improve the quality of health care while also reducing costs, has selected New Jersey as one of three states where the progress of payment reform will […]

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Call on the Administration to End Actions That Destabilize the Market   Trenton – Health care advocates, including provider organizations, unions, and consumer groups, stood united at the Statehouse today to applaud last week’s defeat of three GOP proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The groups called on President Trump to support the […]

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Health care is essential to everyone in New Jersey. Today our uninsured rate (8.75%) is at a 30 year low. Proposals to decrease funding for Medicaid and political threats of eliminating subsidies for people to buy insurance are harmful to NJ’s insurance market and NJ residents. People want to go to work, enjoy their weekends, […]

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