Do you know anyone who wants to die in a hospital ICU, perhaps intubated and on dialysis, surrounded by strangers? I don’t. Most New Jerseyans want to die at home surrounded by the people they love. They want comfort and compassion. They don’t want interventions that have little value to patients with advanced illness. Yet […]

Published in Staff / Guest Blog , Conversation of a Lifetime

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At the Quality Institute, transparency is critical to our mission to promote quality and safety. We know that giving consumers easy-to-understand data drives better decision-making and therefore better care. Private, national accrediting companies — such as The Joint Commission — assess the safety of health care facilities. But their reports are kept from the public. A private […]

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At our Spring All Council Conference Tuesday, Dr. Neel Shah recalled hospital higher ups chastising young physicians over some medical procedure or intervention they failed to perform. “But you never saw anyone get called on the carpet for doing a procedure they should not have done,” he said. Dr. Shah, our keynote speaker, knows we […]

Published in Staff / Guest Blog , Access to care

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For now, the ACA lives on.  But destruction of the program — even without legislation — can still be inflicted. Here’s how the Trump administration can mortally wound health care reform. Kill Cost Sharing Subsidies: In 2014, House Republicans challenged the legality of the cost-sharing subsidies. These subsidies are critical to help people who make less than […]

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Last week I traveled to the other side of the country for a gathering of more than 500 leaders from every sector of health care — insurance executives, hospital leaders, technology experts, academics, business and union leaders as well as physicians and nurses. Here was an array of competing interests and perspectives. With so much health […]

Published in Staff / Guest Blog , Health care policy issues

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Earlier this week, in a crowded room in the New Jersey State House, we unveiled Medicaid 2.0: A Blueprint for the Future. The Blueprint is the culmination of a year of work that took us around New Jersey — and also to several other states — as we explored ways to make the program more efficient and […]

Published in Staff / Guest Blog , Medicaid

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