Health Care

Murphy slates medical marijuana bill signing

“On Tuesday, [First Lady Tammy Murphy] and I will join the Honig family in Freehold to sign the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act into law,” the governor tweeted on June 28. “We must continue to knock down barriers so that this life-changing medical treatment is affordable and accessible.”

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Assembly clears bill to deter ‘rehab recruiting’

The Assembly on June 27 approved a bill  designed to combat  fraud at substance abuse treatment centers. The bill, A-5425, co-sponsored by Second District Democrats John Armato and Vincent Mazzeo along with Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, D-15th District, establishes a civil penalty of up to $25,000 and would make rehabilitation centers, which are regulated by the Department of ...

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Senate clears measure to require real-time health claim audits

The Senate on June 27 approved legislation sponsored by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo, D-36th District, that will require real-time auditing of billions of dollars in state health insurance claims to prevent overpayments. The vote was 36-1. The bill, S-3042, also will provide the state with full access to claims data that health insurers ...

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