Read this article as it appeared in ROI-NJ on April 30, 2018
Reining in health care costs continues to be a challenge for many corporations and self-funded plans.
The story isn’t any different for the state of New Jersey, the largest employer in the state.
State Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge) is trying to find new solutions — and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for the state — by addressing the issue in a different way: Paying closer attention to how the state pays its contracted plan managers.
Read this op-ed as it originally appeared on April 18, 2018 in ROI-NJ.
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and state Sen. Joseph Vitale have done a commendable job of highlighting the plight of New Jersey citizens who face “surprise” out-of-network medical bills. This is a devastating crisis, and it is happening every day to thousands of unsuspecting patients around the state. The effect on family finances can be catastrophic.
Read this article as it originally appeared on northjersey.com
One of the most contentious healthcare issues being debated in the Legislature today is “out-of-network” reform. Far too many New Jerseyans have had to deal with surprise — even shocking — medical bills after a surgery or procedure because they were unaware of their insurers’ in-network and out-of-network benefits.
Read this article as it originally appeared April 5, 2018 in njspotlight.com
As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest-working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small-business private medical practices.