Health Care

Hackensack Meridian Health waives copays, deductibles for furloughed federal employees emergency care

Hackensack Meridian Health announced it will waive copays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and urgent care centers for furloughed federal employees and their insured family members. “We have seen the financial impact the federal government shut down has had on many families and we want to ensure that people will receive ...

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Bucco advocates for patients who struggle to get care under pre-approval process

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, R-25th District, testified before the Assembly Health Committee on Thursday in support of Assembly Bill 4613, legislation that prohibits health insurance companies from using pre-approvals to prevent patients from getting testing, care or pharmaceuticals. “I can tell you first hand when you receive a cancer diagnosis, the last thing you want to ...

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Capital Health outsources 103 security jobs

As a part of a company-wide restructuring plan, Trenton-based Capital Health System Inc. is replacing 103 employees on its security team. “The restructuring will result in our becoming a more secure health system for our visitors, patients and staff. We recognize that even hospitals are no longer safe zones and as a health care leader, ...

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Bill would let NJ recognize out-of-state licenses for nurses

A bill in the state Legislature would enable New Jersey to recognize out-of-state nurses’ licenses, a move which business advocates say would help satisfy a rising need for nursing staff. Under Assembly Bill 1597, New Jersey would enter the Nurse Licensure Compact, consisting of 31 states, where a nurse need only to acquire a license ...

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Menendez, Booker announce $22 million to support health care services

U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, announced the awarding of $22,089,417 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver essential health services across New Jersey. “This federal funding will help programs throughout the state provide primary and preventative care to underserved communities, and I’m particularly pleased ...

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GoMo unveils patient engagement system for pharmacies

Asbury Park-based GoMo Health, a population health and patient engagement company, announced that it has launched a version of its payer and provider Concierge Care e-PRO patient engagement system for pharmaceutical companies, specialty pharmacies, and hub service providers. In a statement, GoMo said that the Concierge Care program, named “gammaCARE Text Message Program,” guides patients ...

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FDA approves expanded use of Adacel (Tdap) vaccine for repeat vaccination

Bridgewater-based Sanofi announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Adacel (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Adsorbed) to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. According to Sanofi, it is the first and only Tdap vaccine in the U.S. approved ...

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Rutgers researchers find way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery

Research conducted by Luigi Brunetti and Leonid Kagan at the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in collaboration with Ragui Sadek at Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of New Jersey, revealed that lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery. Results of the study appeared in the Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders ...

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ORHub inks deal with Metropolitan Surgery Center in New Jersey

ORHub Inc., an advanced surgical software provider focused on the “Business of Surgery” has signed a new contract with Hackensack-based Metropolitan Surgery Center, according to ORHub. “This new client win further expands our geographic reach into the east coast region and we are extremely delighted,” said Colt Melby, CEO of ORHub in a statement. Surgical ...

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NJ, PA win injunction blocking rules that would deny women no-cost contraception

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Monday that New Jersey and Pennsylvania won a nationwide preliminary injunction in their joint lawsuit to block the rollback of federal rules that protect women’s health by promoting the availability of no-cost contraceptive coverage. In Philadelphia, Federal court Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued a nationwide injunction on Monday preventing the Trump ...

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