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Health Care

Aug 20, 2012

Moody’s Hospitals face heavy risk without Medicaid expansion

Ratings agency says more nonprofit care centers may be forced into partnerships with for-profits as the ACA reshapes the payment landscape.

Aug 20, 2012

Horizon announces expansion to patient-centered care model

The state’s largest insurer has plans to continue growing the program, which aims to challenge the current payment model to encourage doctors to improve access to care.

Aug 17, 2012

Pfizer sets IPO for animal health unit

SEC documents suggest Pfizer will sell up to 20 percent of its animal health unit in an initial public offering.

Aug 16, 2012

FDA denies Watson exclusivity on diabetes drug, prompting lawsuit

Regulator action could give competitors six-month head start on sales of generic version of Actos, which an intellectual property expert called “a wrecking ball aimed at their house.”

Aug 15, 2012

Barnabas Health, Cigna to end contract

CEO of hospital system says Barnabas will remain in network with all other major insurance plans.

Aug 14, 2012

Horizon, Optimus join forces on accountable-care organization

Under the new ACO, 104 primary-care physicians and 42 physician practices throughout 11 New Jersey counties will operate as patient-centered medical homes.

Aug 13, 2012

UMDNJ expanding successful veteran out reach to job training

Jobs4Vets will provide training to former service personnel in needed areas like site cleanups and construction safety.

Aug 10, 2012

Attorney warns of more regulations on medical device-makers following JJ complaint case

It may become much harder for companies to get lawsuits dismissed following the decision, according to the attorney.

Aug 10, 2012

Health regulations may save 9B with electronic fund transfers

The regulations are designed to continue encouraging physicians to move away from paper records into the digital age.

Aug 9, 2012

Christie actions to approve hub funds, veto hospital disclosures praised by industries

Development community cheers expanded tax credits, while industry group notes transparency requirement could have kept for-profit hospital operators out of the state.

Aug 8, 2012

Horizon joins multistate network in expanding Medicare Advantage offering

The state’s largest insurer is convinced it can make waves in a crowded pool that includes heavyweights like Aetna and United.

Aug 8, 2012

Tax break for specialized biotechs would have limited, but welcome, impact on N.J.

BioNJ president likens the credit to the $1 billion federal biotech program of 2010, though said fewer New Jersey companies would qualify, as the incentive targets a smaller field — companies that make chemicals from renewable sources.