NJBIZ - Health Care http://www.njbiz.com/section/health_care Health Care Health Care en-us Copyright 2015 NJBIZ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:07:18 EST Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:07:18 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150129/NJBIZ01/150129703&source=RSS Medicare initiative is paying off in terms of cost and care, particularly in New Jersey New Jersey is among seven states nationwide in which Medicare is partnering with health insurance companies in a unique, four-year pilot program aimed at improving the delivery of primary medical care in America. And it's starting to show results Medicare announced that the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative is having a positive impact on both. . . Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150129/NJBIZ01/150129703&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150129/NJBIZ01/150129712&source=RSS Use of Horizon BCBSNJ's 'patient-centered' programs up more than 50 percent Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey on Thursday announced a new milestone for its &#8220patient-centered&#8221 programs More than 750,000 Horizon members now receive care from doctors in the Horizon patient-centered network, up from about 500,000 a year ago. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150129/NJBIZ01/150129712&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150128/NJBIZ01/150129746&source=RSS We want our Obamacare subsidies, Americans tell pollsters If the Supreme Court strikes down federal Obamacare subsidies for health insurance in 37 states &#8212 including New Jersey &#8212 that use the federal HealthCare. gov marketplace, the majority of Americans want Congress and their state to act to fix potential funding gaps so subsidies remain available nationwide. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150128/NJBIZ01/150129746&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150128/NJBIZ01/150129747&source=RSS Pregnancy care is the subject of Horizon's latest best-practices program for doctors Delivering consistent, coordinated medical care during pregnancy is the goal of an innovative program in which doctors partner with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and collaborate with one another to share best practices. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150128/NJBIZ01/150129747&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150128/NJBIZ01/150129753&source=RSS Raritan Bay earns diabetes education certification The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for diabetes self-management education programs has been awarded to the Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center recently. The certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150128/NJBIZ01/150129753&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150127/NJBIZ01/150129773&source=RSS Orthopedic practice entering the world of specialty urgent care A Bergen County orthopedic practice is launching its own urgent care center, where patients who slip and fall or suffer a sports injury can walk in without an appointment and be seen immediately by a specialist. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:08:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150127/NJBIZ01/150129773&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150126/NJBIZ01/150129795&source=RSS Medicare reveals timetable to base more payments on quality, not quantity Medicare on Monday unveiled a major step toward transforming the government's huge health care program for the elderly into a system that pays providers for the quality, rather than the quantity, of care they deliver. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150126/NJBIZ01/150129795&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150126/NJBIZ01/150129805&source=RSS Updated Cigna buying QualCare Catino, who will remain CEO, explains deal The health insurer Cigna will purchase the Piscataway-based health-plan provider QualCare Alliance Networks in a deal the two partners said means growth for QualCare and more jobs for New Jersey. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150126/NJBIZ01/150129805&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150123/NJBIZ01/150129871&source=RSS Mount Laurel nonprofit opens new facility for those with brain injuries, neurological disorders Bancroft, a nonprofit serving children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, on Friday announced the opening of the Bancroft Resnick Center at Mount Laurel. The new facility provides expanded services to individuals with brain injuries, and extended rehabilitation for those with a variety of other neurological disorders. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150123/NJBIZ01/150129871&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150122/NJBIZ01/150129907&source=RSS Vanguard Medical Group increasing its space as its practice grows Vanguard Medical Group is among New Jersey's largest &#8220patient-centered medical homes,&#8221 a recognition awarded to those that embrace national best-practice guidelines for delivering comprehensive patient care. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150122/NJBIZ01/150129907&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129934&source=RSS Medicaid reimbursement bump helped patients get appointments, study finds The temporary, two-year increase in Medicaid reimbursements to primary care providers was associated with a 7. 7 percent increase in new patient appointment availability without longer wait times, according to a new 10-state study that included New Jersey. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129934&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129935&source=RSS 200K-plus in N.J. have signed up for insurance through HealthCare.gov, government says More than 200,000 New Jerseyans and about 7. 2 million people nationwide have enrolled in a 2015 health insurance plan via the online insurance exchange at HealthCare. gov as of Jan. 16, the federal government announced Wednesday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129935&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129951&source=RSS Rutgers School of Public Health names new dean Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, an expert in the fields of health disparities and nicotine addiction in minority populations, has been named dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective April 2015. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129951&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129953&source=RSS Morristown targets medical center's tax exemption in case with far-reaching ramifications A judge is expected to rule within the next few months on Morristown's lawsuit to revoke the property tax exemption for Morristown Medical Center &#8212 a case with potential ramifications for the millions of dollars in property tax exemptions that now benefit scores of hospitals statewide. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:10:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150121/NJBIZ01/150129953&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150120/NJBIZ01/150129973&source=RSS Inspira, Thomas Jefferson team up to boost specialty health care in S. Jersey The Inspira Health Network in southern New Jersey on Tuesday announced an affiliation with Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University and Health System aimed at increasing specialty health care services to residents in South Jersey. The plan includes Inspira and Jefferson building a jointly owned and staffed ambulatory care facility in Gloucester. . . Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150120/NJBIZ01/150129973&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150120/NJBIZ01/150129985&source=RSS Cooper opens its third Urgent Care Center Cooper University Health Care announced Monday that it has opened its third Urgent Care Center, in Sicklerville. The Camden-based health care system's two other urgent care locations are in Cherry Hill and Audubon. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150120/NJBIZ01/150129985&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150120/NJBIZ01/150129987&source=RSS JJ reports revenue fell in Q4, but sales rose for the year Johnson Johnson announced Tuesday that its revenue declined 0. 6 percent, to 18. 3 billion, for the fourth quarter. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:23:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150120/NJBIZ01/150129987&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150119/NJBIZ01/150119796&source=RSS Parsippany-based Emergency Medical Associates has been acquired by EmCare Parsippany-based emergency medicine partnership Emergency Medical Associates announced Friday that it has been acquired by EmCare Inc. , a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150119/NJBIZ01/150119796&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150119/NJBIZ01/301169988&source=RSS Seeing a reason to expand into nontraditional services For those past-midnight, near-sleepwalking trips to the bathroom, most people might as well be wearing a blindfold. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150119/NJBIZ01/301169988&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150119/NJBIZ01/301169989&source=RSS Home health care? No trouble here Kevin McClarren's home health care agency may have what appear to be a few red flags &#8212 and a bumpy road ahead &#8212 in a landscape marked by increased regulation and consolidation. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:12:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20150119/NJBIZ01/301169989&source=RSS