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New Jersey is experiencing a shortage of doctors. In fact, it’s projected that by 2020 the state will be about 3,000 primary care physicians short of what is needed to give optimal health care.
Medicare finalizes $60M cut to home health (thehill.com) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a $60 million cut to home health agencies for 2015 in a rule released Thursday. The cut equals 0.3 percent of Medicare payments to the industry, which provides home-based medical services to roughly 3.5 million seniors.
Health officials monitor 100 people in New Jersey for Ebola symptoms (northjersey.com) About 100 people in New Jersey are being actively monitored for Ebola symptoms, according to the state Health Department. They “are low-risk individuals with no fever or symptoms and no exposure to Ebola or people with Ebola,” said Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the department. “They have traveled to an Ebola-impacted country.”
Aetna Introduces New, Zero-Plan Premium Medicare Advantage Offering With Northern New Jersey Health Systems (atlantichealth.org) Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a new Medicare Advantage plan that will be available this October in 10 counties in Northern New Jersey. The Aetna Medicare NNJ Prime Plan is a Medicare Advantage HMO based on a network of three Northern New Jersey health systems and their affiliated physicians and other health care providers.
Summit Medical Group and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Plans to Provide World-Class Cancer Care to Residents of Northern New Jersey (cooperhealth.org) First-of-its-kind agreement between national cancer care leader and NJ’s largest multispecialty physician group.
Summit Medical Group and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a letter of intent to develop a joint, outpatient cancer center, as an extension of MD Anderson’s partnership with Cooper University Health Care that will provide an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to oncology care in northern New Jersey.
HackensackUMC Foundation Opens Designer Showhouse of New Jersey (hackensackumc.org) On October 8, more than 300 guests gathered at the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey for the opening preview party. The proceeds from the Showhouse will benefit the many programs, services and initiatives provided by HackensackUMC.
Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills? (meridianhealth.com) New research supports replacing the traditional way of reimbursing doctors for care -- paying for each service provided -- with an alternative system that gives a set amount of money to health care organizations for patient care.
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center 2014 Charity Ball (stjosephshealth.org) The St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital Foundations are proud to announce the 2014 Charity Ball, a black tie event to be held on Saturday, November 15th at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City. Proceeds will benefit St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.
McConnell Says Full Health Law Repeal ‘Not In The Cards’ Even If GOP Controls The Senate (kaiserhealthnews.org) Although there's uncertainty about what would be included on a Republican-controlled Senate's to-do list, The Washington Post notes that the outcome of this election will have a significant impact on the health law's future direction.
Rising health care costs not keeping N.J. companies from offering benefits, NJBIA survey finds (njbiz.com) The 2014 health benefits survey released Thursday by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association reports that 87 percent of member companies still offer health care coverage to their employees — despite cost increases ranging from 24 percent at small firms under 25 employees, to 7.3 percent for those over 250 workers.