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Coalition Comes Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices

Coalition Comes Together to Protect Consumers Against Unfair Health Insurance Payment Practices
BY LAUREN SCHIAVO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A coalition of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers is calling on the legislature to make health insurance policies easier for consumers to understand and use.

“With many consumers unaware of the benefits associated with their health insurance policies, we are turning to the legislature to demand more transparency from insurers about how they pay for out-of-network services,” said Neil Eicher, Vice President of Government Relations & Policy for the New Jersey Hospital Association. “Health insurance companies are obligated to inform their beneficiaries and the providers who serve them about who is in their networks, and what the cost-sharing obligations will be for the patient.”

Many insurers offer health insurance policies with “out-of-network” benefits to consumers, offering them physician and hospital choices outside their network. Consumers are often willing pay more for health insurance policies with out-of-network benefits to have a greater selection of physicians and hospitals to choose from.

 

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes for Those Unconventional Guests

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes for Those Unconventional Guests
BY JUDY POKRAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What do you do when a relative or friend you’ve invited to your holiday table turns out to have a very different diet, one that excludes meat, fish, poult...

Exploring the History of Migraines and Politics of Gender and Health

Exploring the History of Migraines and Politics of Gender and Health
BY ROBIN LALLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What comedian hasn’t joked “not tonight honey, I have a headache,” to describe the scenario of a cold, neurotic wife who will do anything it takes to avoi...

75 Percent of Frequent Hospital Users in 13 Low-Income N.J. Communities Have Behavioral Health Conditions

75 Percent of Frequent Hospital Users in 13 Low-Income N.J. Communities Have Behavioral Health Conditions
BY STEVE MANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

More than a third of hospitalization costs in 13 low-income New Jersey communities are associated with behavioral health conditions, including mental heal...

Improving Post-Hospital Care in N.J.: Connecting Caregivers and Physicians

Improving Post-Hospital Care in N.J.: Connecting Caregivers and Physicians
BY ALISE RODERER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Linda R. Greenstein that will ensure that those taking care of patients after they leave ...

Later School Start Times in N.J.: Legislation Picks Up Steam

Later School Start Times in N.J.: Legislation Picks Up Steam
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON — Legislation to study the potential benefits of later start times for middle school and high school students was approved by the Senate Educa...

New Paralysis Research in N.J. Offers Groundbreaking Progress and Hope for the Future

New Paralysis Research in N.J. Offers Groundbreaking Progress and Hope for the Future
BY PETER WILDEROTTER
PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

We have the opportunity to transform what it means to live with paralysis.

In a rec...

Christie Announces New Funding ($12 Million) for Addiction Treatment, Prevention Programs

Christie Announces New Funding ($12 Million) for Addiction Treatment, Prevention Programs
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Making more second chances a reality.

Gov Christie traveled to Somerset on Wednesday to visit the Center For Great Expectations, a nonprofit (supported b...

New Jersey Ready for Ebola Outbreak with Mobile Isolation Unit

New Jersey Ready for Ebola Outbreak with Mobile Isolation Unit
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Three hospitals in New Jersey have been designated as prepared to treat a patient diagnosed with Ebola.

One of the hospitals is so ready that they’re taking their servic...

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