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CMS approves six new N.J. Medicare ACOs

Accountable care organizations are groups of providers working together to streamline care coordination for populations of patients while making care better and more affordable. The Medicare demonstration ACOs allow hospitals, physicians and other providers to share savings accrued by working together.Dr. Adam Jarrett, chief medical officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, is now ...

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TCNJ dean keeps eye on Herbalife kerfuffle

Bill Keep has been researching and participating in prosecutions of pyramid scheme businesses since the 1990s, when he was faculty at the University of Kentucky. Keep and Peter Vander Nat, an economist at the Federal Trade Commission, are the authors of the only academic paper published about mathematically identifying pyramid schemes.The paper was referenced in ...

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Meridian creates institute to foster collaboration

“We’ve taken the interdisciplinary approach already, and we have about 80 percent of our staff in collaboration, but with the advent of health care reform, all of sudden we have to do more than just be comprehensive,” Meridian President John K. Lloyd said. “We’re really going to another level with this institute, because now we’re ...

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Summit Medical Group joins Horizon network

“Horizon is committed to working with health care leaders like Summit Medical Group to transform the delivery of health care to enhance the patient experience, improve clinical outcomes, and reduce unnecessary health costs for our members,” said Jim Albano, vice president of network management for Horizon Healthcare Innovations. “We welcome Summit Medical Group to our ...

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N.J. awards 1M to South Jersey hospitals group to build digital network

Richard Wheatley, chief information officer of Cape Regional Medical Center — which formed the nonprofit NJSHINE organization with South Jersey Healthcare and Shore Medical Center — said the group’s efforts to supply hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other providers in South Jersey with immediate access to patient data will reduce the need for unnecessary tests, ...

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Quest expands Mass. presence with additional lab space

Quest announced Wednesday it completed the acquisition of the UMass Memorial Medical Center clinical outreach laboratory, in Worcester, Mass., and announced the acquisition of the medical center’s anatomic pathology outreach lab. Quest also signed a lease for 200,000 square feet in Marlborough, Mass., for a new state-of-the-art clinical lab, which eventually will house the UMass ...

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Physicians get one-year reprieve on Medicare cuts

One of the “fixes” included in the budget deal pushes back Medicare payment cuts to physicians by one year. If a deal had not been reached, docs would see their reimbursement decreased by 27 percent beginning this year.Raymond Saputelli, executive vice president of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, said he’s really not sure ...

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N.J. CEO leads study to reduce costs of home health care

Though he's less than a year into his role as the head of New Jersey's largest home health care provider, Dr. Steven Landers has been chosen to lead a national research alliance of for-profit, not-for-profit and academic home health care stakeholders that will study ways to reduce the costs and improve the quality of care delivered at patients'...

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