Read this article as it originally appeared on NJSpotlight.com
Advocates for patients, senior citizens, labor unions, and businesses hailed Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of a complex and controversial measure designed to curb the impact of costly “surprise” medical bills in New Jersey. Supporters said the law, nearly 10 years in the making, is the strongest of its kind nationwide.
Read this article as it originally appeared in The Press of Atlantic City
For New Jersey residents who have ever been burdened with "surprise" out-of-network medical bills, a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Friday is meant to better protect patients in the future.
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.