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Horizon Blue Cross Partner Company Settles Class-Action Lawsuit With Chiropractors

Sep 10, 2019

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has approved $20 million in payments to settle two class-action lawsuits brought by chiropractors against a health insurer and American Specialty Health, the national company chosen by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to manage its members’ benefits for chiropractic care and other physical health benefits starting next year. 

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How Job Stress Can Age Us

Aug 1, 2019

I noticed my first gray hair during my medical residency. It sneaked up on me at the end of a long, frenzied shift — one of those nights when Murphy’s Law seems stronger than the law of

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How Medicare Ruined American Healthcare

Jul 30, 2019

Medicare ushered in the greatest explosion of medical advances in the history of mankind for twenty years, but it also guaranteed the destruction of the hallmark of our system: the

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What You Need To Know About Cassidy’s Efforts To Address Surprise Medical Billing

Jul 23, 2019

Yesterday, Fox 8 News in New Orleans had a story on a bill moving on Capitol Hill that would address the issue of surprise medical billing, something lots of Americans are familiar with as

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NJ Spotlight: Menendez, Booker, Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce Legislation to Fight New Jersey’s Doctor Shortage

Jul 18, 2019

Today, Monday, July 15, 2019, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ), U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), and U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5)

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Insurer Skips Doctors and Sends Massive Checks to Patients, Prompting Million-Dollar Lawsuit

Mar 5, 2019

(CNN) A woman received nearly $375,000 from her insurance company over several months for the treatment she received at a California rehabilitation facility. A man received more than

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Lagana-Gopal Bill Would Correct Some Unintended Consequences of Landmark Bill Passed this Summer

Nov 4, 2018

When Gov. Phil Murphy signed the out-of-network law on June 1, some applauded the new administration for ending the nearly decade-long struggle to try to define how insurers pay

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Star-Ledger: What New Jersey Can Do to Address Doctor Shortage

Sep 6, 2018

Read this op-ed as it originally appeared on nj.com. The Star-Ledger recently reported that lawmakers in Washington are looking to close a decades old loophole that is leading to a doctor

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NJSpotlight: Governor Signs Nation’s Strongest Law on ‘Suprise’ Medical Bills

Jun 4, 2018

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

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Atlantic City Press: Murphy Signs Bill to Close Loopholes in Surprise Medical Bills

Jun 1, 2018

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

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ROI-NJ: Sarlo, In Letter to Muoio, Asks N.J. to Look Into Details of Health Insurance Contracts

Apr 30, 2018

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

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ROI-NJ: N.J. Doctors Worry Out-of-Network Bill Won’t Control Insurance Industry Abuses

Apr 19, 2018

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

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