Author: Jack Kelly
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association and the heads of a number of Chicago-area hospitals are calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to exempt them from a proposed ordinance requiring employers to schedule workers two weeks in advance and pay them for last-minute changes.
BJC Healthcare and Encompass Health Corporation have announced plans to construct a multi-million dollar physical rehabilitation hospital in the Metro East area.
The state is pushing forward with an expansion of Medicaid managed care for more than 27,000 members who are also eligible for Medicare and receiving long-term care supports in nursing homes or community-based settings. And it’s adding six more counties to an optional care coordination program for dual eligibles: Christian, Logan, Macon, Menard, Piatt and Sangamon.
Jun 4, 2019 | Top Stories
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center plans to build two new outpatient centers in Chicago.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., introduced legislation Monday that would codify President Trump’s new rule requiring that pharmaceutical companies list drug prices in TV ads. He’s joined on the bipartisan bill by U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Angus King, I-Maine; and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul and a coalition of attorneys general are alleging that generic drug companies conspired to increase prices for 100-plus drugs, according to a Monday statement.
Short-term health plans offered in Illinois and other states provide inadequate coverage and can lead to high out-of-pocket costs for patients with serious illnesses, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society.
May 14, 2019 | Press Releases
MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and rMark Bio, an industry-leading life sciences AI company and a MATTER member since 2016, today announced the launch of Origin™ — a new product to further accelerate healthcare innovation via collaboration. Exclusively available to the MATTER community of startup members and partner organizations, Origin combines the […]
Human service providers told a Senate appropriations committee Thursday that higher Medicaid reimbursement rates are necessary to cover the increasing costs of providing care.
May 9, 2019 | Top Stories
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined 37 other attorneys general in asking congressional lawmakers to allow businesses in states and territories that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana access to the banking system.
Three Illinois health systems are among more than two dozen nationwide that are set to try new approaches to treatments for behavioral health.
May 9, 2019 | Top Stories
Officials from Centene Corporation and IlliniCare Health were joined by Gov. JB Pritzker Wednesday in opening its service center in Carbondale, which is expected to create at least 350 jobs in the region.
May 7, 2019 | Top Stories
Gov. JB Pritzker is yanking his recent appointments to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board after they proved to be key votes in Westlake Hospital’s pending closure.
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has received $15 million from the Pritzker Foundation to help improve mental health services for adolescents.