Physicians, Hospitals and Healthcare Providers Come Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices (newjerseynewsroom.com) A coalition of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers is calling on the legislature to make health insurance policies easier for consumers to understand and use.
AAMC Names Janis M. Orlowski, M.D., MACP, as Chief Health Care Officer (aamc.org) The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) announced today that Janis M. Orlowski, M.D., MACP, has been selected as the association’s new chief health care officer after a nationwide search. Dr. Orlowski has been serving as interim chief health care officer since June 2014. Her appointment takes effect immediately.
Commission honors Saint Peter's University Hospital (njbiz.com) Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick said it has been recognized for the third year in a row as a “top performer” on key quality measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Paterson community health center gets $1.4M in federal grants (northjersey.com) The Paterson Community Health Center has been awarded $1.4 million in grants to help the facility continue providing medical care to low-income residents, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. announced on Tuesday.
CMS call will review changes to physician quality reporting programs (ahanews.com) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Dec. 2 National Provider Call on changes to the physician quality reporting programs in the 2015 physician fee schedule final rule.
Pair of CEOs to receive award from business group (njbiz.com) Barry H. Ostrowsky, chief executive of Barnabas Health, and Jim Keane, chief executive of Steelcase, will receive the Tribute to Leadership Award from the Northeast Business Group on Health on Dec. 3 in New York City at the group's 20th annual health care leadership event.
Commissioner O’Dowd Encourages Residents to Get Tested and Get Treatment (nj.gov) New Jersey commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1st with events across the state that celebrate advances in treatment and prevention that allow people to live longer, healthier lives; pay tribute to those living with HIV/AIDS; and remember those who have died.