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Burzichelli & Coughlin Bill Providing Incentives to Improve Hospital Care Gains Assembly Panel ApprovalAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli and Craig Coughlin allowing hospitals to provide physicians with performance-based incentive payments to increase quality of care and reduce costs.
"Essentially, this bill would allow hospitals and physicians to enter into arrangements to improve the overall health of an individual patient by tracking him or her through the healthcare delivery system," said Burzichelli (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "Through objective measurements, physicians will have an additional incentive to go above and beyond to improve outcomes for their patients. This is a win for everyone."
Burzichelli Bill to Prevent Casino Owners from Gaming the System & Harming Workers AdvancesAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli to combat concerns that casinos like Trump Taj Mahal, which closed in October, might "warehouse" their license or reopen with reduced wages for workers.
"Essentially what we're trying to do is prevent casino owners from manipulating the licensing system and abusing rank and file casino workers," said Burzichelli (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "Given Atlantic City's struggles, the last thing we want to see is a casino owner taking advantage of bankruptcy laws and pocketing a license or, even worse, stripping workers of benefits and denying them a fair wage because they couldn't come to the table and strike an agreement."