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Understanding a complex hospital bill

Q. I just had a hospital stay and I’m expecting a complicated bill. How can I make sure it’s correct?

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2 more hospitals drop out of suit against tiered health plan

Two more hospitals have dropped out of a legal fight against a new alliance formed by New Jersey's largest health insurer.

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Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits

Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.

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Most medical bills have errors — here’s how not to get ripped off

The healthcare industry may be charging you for items and services that are errors on your bill.

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NJ hospitals turning away blood donors at risk for Zika virus

Last month, the FDA issued guidelines for preventing the contraction and spread of the Zika virus throughout the country. Hospitals and health systems across New Jersey are now doing their part to comply with the new regulations.

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As NJ cities rush to sue hospitals over property taxes, Christie proposes freeze

More than a dozen New Jersey towns have filed lawsuits against nonprofit hospitals seeking property tax payments, but on Friday, Gov. Chris Christie proposed a two-year freeze on payments while a commission studies the issue.

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What do NJ’s recent hospital mergers mean for patients?

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is expected to soon approve a proposed merger that will ultimately create the state's largest hospital chain.

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Report finds more infections from dirty scopes at hospitals

At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years -- more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to a new Senate committee report released Wednesday.

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Hospitals support measure for payments instead of taxes

In a shift for nonprofit hospitals that have been exempt from paying property taxes, New Jersey's largest hospital association says its members are willing to make payments in lieu of taxes to the towns they operate in.

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NJ hospitals trying to help patients sleep

It is a healthcare paradox, and we are not talking about two physicians. You are admitted to a hospital for treatment and rest, but you cannot get any sleep because they keep waking you up.

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