Chris Christie tells NJ hospitals to spend state funds on substance abuse treatment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants a more concrete commitment from the state's hospitals regarding their treatment of substance abuse patients or will slash reimbursements for uncompensated care, according to NorthJersey.com. At an opioid addiction forum last week, Christie noted that the $127 million out of the uncompensated care budget earmarked for addiction and mental health services should be used for that purpose, and not to provide other services or fatten the hospitals' bottom lines. "I want to see the results," Christie said. "And if I don't see the results … then I'm going to have to go in another direction for the resources that the state has." Article

Suggested Articles

Industry competition over who controls healthcare’s “front door” is pushing legacy organizations to adopt new ways of thinking about M&A.

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries spend nearly 40% less than regular Medicare beneficiaries on care, a UnitedHealth Group analysis found.

Midsize regional health plans in particular face aggressive competition from large national players.