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Ruling Could Put Nonprofit Hospitals on Hook for Millions in Property Taxes (njbiz.com) But leading Democratic legislator says state could restore tax exemption if judge’s opinion stands. Nonprofit hospitals across New Jersey could be liable for millions of dollars in annual property taxes, under a ruling by a tax-court judge that highlighted the difficulty in separating the charitable and for-profit activities of hospitals and other organizations.
Hackensack University Medical Center is First Hospital to Join the American Sustainable Business Council (asbcouncil.org) The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) today announced that Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack UMC) joined as a business member. HackensackUMC is the first hospital to join ASBC, which works on policy changes that move the economy towards more social, economic and environmental sustainability.
High Court Ruling Offers Chance to Alter Health Law Debate (newjerseyherald.org) The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law. There's no shortage of pressing issues, including prescription drug prices, high insurance deductibles and long-term care.
Substance abuse treatment provider launching ambulatory detox facilities (njbiz.com) GenPsych PC, an outpatient treatment provider with four locations in New Jersey, announced recently that it is opening an ambulatory drug detox facility at its Bridgewater and Brick locations. The company said in a news release earlier this month that Dr. Noel Ilogu will be the medical director of the program. The ambulatory program will enable people grappling with substance abuse to detox during the day under the care of counselors and other health professionals, then return to their families in the evening.