With just weeks remaining in 2018, New York-Presbyterian is struggling to reach an agreement to remain in Empire BlueCross BlueShield's network. If the two sides can't agree before Jan. 1, New York-Presbyterian estimates that about 300,000 patients could face higher charges next year. New York-Presbyterian is informing patients about the status of negotiations through a letter and a new website, staywithnyp.org. The website states that "Empire/Anthem has demanded deep cuts that would slash more than $200 million in payments to New York-Presbyterian, all while the insurance giant generates billions in profits." "It has been, to us, what appears to be negotiating to terminate," said Dr. Laura Forese, NYP's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "That's not where New York-Presbyterian wants to be, and our patients are caught in the middle of that." The two sides have been working together through a four-year amendment to their contract, which was agreed to in 2014. It … [Read more...] about New York-Presbyterian and Empire BCBS negotiating deal that could affect 300,000
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Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner stand in their facility on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. They are among a small but growing number of practitioners in New York who have found success weaning patients off of opioids and onto medical marijuana for their chronic pain. (Lori Van Buren/Times Union) less Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner stand in their facility on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. ... more Photo: Lori Van Buren Buy photo A sign is seen at the office of Dr. Eric Schnakenberg, a physician at Community Care Family Medicine in Clifton Park, and his colleague, Julia Gross, a nurse practitioner on Thursday, June 8, 2018 in Clifton Park, N.Y. They are among a small but growing number … [Read more...] about Is there evidence to support New York’s marijuana-opioid law?
Lindy Washburn and William Westhoven North Jersey Record Published 10:43 p.m. UTC Aug 24, 2018 When the only hospital for mentally-ill patients in New Jersey's criminal justice system faced a possible shutdown earlier this year because patients spent too much time locked in their rooms, concerns about the underfunded, under-staffed state psychiatric hospitals quickly became a priority for Gov. Phil Murphy. “We really can’t survive without that hospital,” Shereef Elnahal, the state Health Commissioner said of the Ann Klein Forensic Center in West Trenton. Elnahal learned about the threatened loss of accreditation for the hospital on his first day on the job. Problems at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, another of the four hospitals in the state system, were already severe: Staff members feared that patients would assault them and … [Read more...] about Report paints bleak picture of conditions at NJ’s psychiatric hospitals
Nation National Missing and Unidentified Persons System | BDN Louise Pietrewicz, 38, disappeared in 1966. Her skeletal remains were found two weeks ago in the basement of a New York state home. Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post • April 5, 2018 7:50 am Updated: April 5, 2018 8:09 am Just before walking up to the school bus on that fall day, in the Polish farming community on Long Island, Sandy Blampied kissed her mother goodbye. “See you later, OK?” the 11-year-old said. It was October 1966, and it would be Blampied’s last memory of her mother, Louise Pietrewicz. Pietrewicz, a 38-year-old woman in a tortured marriage, withdrew $1,273.80 from her personal bank account and closed it, the Suffolk Times reported. The next day, a court document later stated, she “disappeared in the company of a man friend.” The last time any of her relatives saw her, Pietrewicz was driving away from their family farm in Sagaponack, New York, alongside her … [Read more...] about 50 years after a New York woman vanished, police found her remains in a basement
COMING ATTRACTIONS – President Obama, appearing at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, to Jerry Seib: “We are going to have to, A, fix the website so everybody feels confident about that. We’re going to have to, obviously, re-market and rebrand, and that will be challenging in this political environment. But keep in mind … in the first month, we also had had 12 million people visit the site. The demand is there.” Transcript http://goo.gl/HXxAvD CHARLIE COOK is 6-0 today, celebrating at The Capital Grille with his wife, Lucy. The Cook Political Report was first published in 1984, with a 30th anniversary coming up next year. 1994 really made Charlie’s rep: He and his staff called the wave correctly. SPOTTED: Charlie Cook, driving the family to the Iowa straw poll in 2003 -- and calling it a vacation. (toss-up tips: Lucy, Elizabeth Wilner, Ashton Berry, Meredith Harman and many more) Story Continued Below VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN and Air Force Two … [Read more...] about OBAMA VOWS TO ‘RE-MARKET AND REBRAND’ HEALTH PLAN — AD BLITZ STRAFES WEAK DEMS — CAPITAL NEW YORK re-launches Dec. 3 (Capital Playbook debuts tomorrow!) — RUBIO TO LONDON