Arbitration still key to out-of-network legislative fight

The ongoing battle over out-of-network legislation to help curb the cost of non-emergency, surprise medical bills continues to hinge on the tools arbitrators are given to help resolve disputed bills. One side wants baseball-style arbitration,...

Two ACA-related health care bills OK’d by Senate panel

Two bills aimed at continuing the Affordable Care Act marketplace in its current form and transferring greater control to the state were voted out of the Senate Budget and Appropriations committee Monday. One bill continues...

J&J institute building $18M facility in Florida

The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, a unit of New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson focused on behavioral change for better health, is opening an $18 million facility in Florida, it announced recently. The campus...

Horizon, Aledade create value-based care program

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced a new collaboration with Aledade to reward doctors for improving quality of care and patient outcomes. This is the latest step by the insurer in pushing...

Tax reform creates $550M windfall for Horizon

President Donald Trump’s federal tax reform has given the state’s largest health insurer a windfall of $550 million, at least half of which it plans to immediately share with its 3.8 million members. Horizon Blue...

Investment group aims to help minority community profit from legal marijuana

The echoes of many New Jersey investors can be heard when LaQuay L. Juel talks about potential for the state’s cannabis industry to be a windfall. But the acoustics are different when he speaks of...

Healthlink helps clients work with health care system, lowering costs and stress

Lorie Gardner would not accept one doctor’s hesitancy to perform a life-saving procedure on her 92-year-old client. “So, I did the research and found a top doctor who would,” Gardner said. “My client had three...

Grewal creates office to fight opioid crisis

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has created an office within the Office of the Attorney General that is devoted to fighting the ongoing opioid addiction problem, he announced Thursday. The Office of the New Jersey Coordinator...

Celgene, NJII to team up on cell therapy tech training

Celgene Corp. and the New Jersey Innovation Institute are teaming up to train the biopharmaceutical company’s workers to manufacture next-gen cell therapy technologies, the two announced Thursday. Celgene, based in Summit, will be producing the...

Merck paying $394M for Australian oncology firm

Merck has signed a definitive agreement to acquire an Australian company focused on immunotherapy treatments for a range of cancers, the two pharmaceutical firms announced Wednesday. Merck, known as MSD outside the United States, will...

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