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OMNIA Update

Legislation on November 29th, 2016 No Comments

Efforts to reform New Jersey’s network adequacy and plan disclosure laws that were introduced in the Legislature late last year in response to the roll out of Horizon’s new OMNIA tiered network product have stalled and have little hope of enactment. Court cases – one of which NJPCAC participated amicus – have also hit a […]

Men’s Health Month

Patient Care on June 20th, 2016 No Comments

This week we celebrate Men’s Health Week designated by Congress to coincide with Father’s Day. June is also Men’s Health Month in the United States. I understand there is also an “International Men’s Health Week” that is marked this week

Patient Care and Access Matters

Patient Care on April 12th, 2016 No Comments

Welcome to our new blog. This is an effort to keep members of the New Jersey Patient Care and Access Coalition updated on our activities as well as give us the ability to comment on healthcare topics affecting independent and integrated physician practices.

The Stone Center Acquires Powerful New Prostate Cancer Targeting Tool

Press Releases on October 21st, 2012 No Comments

NEWARK, NJ – The Stone Center, one of the largest lithotripsy centers in the United States, announced that it is expanding its urological services for patients through the acquisition of a powerful new tool for the analysis, planning and targeted biopsy of the prostate. The new technology, available in New Jersey only at The Stone […]

012 AACU STATE SOCIETY NETWORK ADVOCACY CONFERENCE

Press Releases on September 23rd, 2012 No Comments

The American Association of Clinical Urologists held its 5th Annual State Society Network Advocacy Conference in late September 2012. During the conference, New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., MD accepted the organization’s Distinguished Leadership Award, having been nominated by urologists in New Jersey for his work promoting the interests of patients and physicians in the […]

NJPCAC COMMEMORATES PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH “STATE HOUSE WEEK”

Press Releases on June 21st, 2012 No Comments

The New Jersey Patient Care and Access Coalition commemorated “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” in New Jersey with a special educational display in the State House in Trenton the week of June 18th through 21st. Participating in the event were: Dr. David Taylor, President and Chairman of NJPCAC NJPCAC Board Member Alan Plotkin NJPCAC Board Member […]

NEW JERSEY LEADS THE NATION IN OPPOSING USPSTF PSA TESTING RECOMMENDATION

Press Releases on January 17th, 2012 No Comments

New Jersey became the first state in the nation to formally oppose the draft recommendation made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that healthy men should no longer receive prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests as part of routine cancer screening. The joint resolution requesting the U.S. Congress to seek the withdrawal of the […]

Educational, Legislative & Regulatory Interests

Uncategorized on January 6th, 2012 Comments Off on Educational, Legislative & Regulatory Interests

NJPCAC promotes and pursues educational and legislative interests that are common to our physician members and the advancement of patient care and access in the State of New Jersey.

NJPCAC HOSTS LEGISLATOR OPEN HOUSE IN HONOR OF PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Press Releases on October 1st, 2010 No Comments

The New Jersey Patient Care and Access Coalition (NJPCAC), a coalition of more than 200 top urologists and other healthcare professionals, hosted an open house event on September 30 from 1-4 pm in Room 109 (State House) in honor of September being recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. NJPCAC is a physician driven advocacy group […]

NJPCAC ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ZERO – THE PROJECT TO END PROSTATE CANCER TO HOST 2011 GREAT PROSTATE CANCER CHALLENGE EVENT IN NEW JERSEY

Press Releases on August 20th, 2010 No Comments

The New Jersey Patient Care and Access Coalition, comprised of more than 160 urologists from across the State, announced today a partnership with ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer to host a Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5k Race in 2011 that will raise money to promote prostate cancer awareness, early detection and research. […]