Hamilton preschooler dies of respiratory illness, district says in phone alert to parents

Source: Times of Trenton A 4-year-old student at Yardville Elementary School died Thursday of a yet-unidentified respiratory illness, according to a pre-recorded call sent to parents Friday morning from school principal Elena M. Manning. Jeff Plunkett, Hamilton Township...

To Reduce Medicare Readmissions, Healthcare Embraces Post-Acute Partnerships

Source: PR Post-acute partnerships — collaborations with home health, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospice— have emerged as a key strategy to reduce hospital readmissions, according to new market data from the fourth annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions survey...

Medicaid fraud probe creates bureaucratic nightmare for patients — Part 2

Source: PART ONE We looked into the state’s case against Zubari…and then we tracked down the right person in the state. The Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, part of the Attorney General’s office, is working the case. “We believe patient...

Medicaid fraud probe creates bureaucratic nightmare for patients – Part 1

Source: Sometimes crime investigations have unintended consequences. The state has accused Rehan “Ray” Zubari of masterminding a Medicaid fraud and kickback scheme that allegedly raked in $8 million through 30,000 fraudulent Medicaid claims. His company...

Ray Rice video boosts calls to N.J. domestic violence hotlines

Source: NJ The video of football player Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee had been visible barely a half-day before New Jersey’s domestic violence hotlines started seeing a jump in calls. “High profile cases like this really help raise awareness in every one of our...

Annual Passaic County walk spotlights substance abuse recovery

Source: North An estimated 700 people who joined in Passaic County’s fourth annual Recovery Walk, a steamy two-mile trudge meant to raise awareness of the step-by-step struggle against addiction and mental illness. The event was held to commemorate September as...