Author: Ryan Voyles

Raoul charges Cook County medical equipment company owner, biller with Medicaid fraud

The owner of a Cook County medical equipment company and its biller have been charged with defrauding Illinois out of roughly $685,000 in Medicaid funds, Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Thursday.

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Health Care Council of Illinois partners with MATCCH Foundation, joins Collaborative to Reverse Health Inequities

The Health Care Council of Illinois (HCCI) has announced a strategic partnership with the MATCCH Foundation (Minority Access to Comprehensive and Coordinated Healthcare) as part of its Collaborative to Reverse Health Inequities (CRHI), a network of community-based organizations focused on eliminating systemic barriers to health care in Chicago’s Black community to improve health outcomes.

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Over two-thirds of Chicago police department employees registered COVID-19 vaccine status

Chicago’s top cop said Tuesday that more officers are choosing to submit their COVID-19 vaccine status, as the back-and-forth between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the police union continues.

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Nurses sue Riverside Health for denial of COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemption

Six nurses at Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee have sued the system over claims it has rejected all exemptions from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Liberty Justice Center announced last week.

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Union nurses plan three-day strike at Chicago’s Community First Medical Center

The union representing registered nurses at Community First Medical Center in Chicago said Monday they will stage a three-day strike at the end of the month over concerns of unfair labor practices and patient safety.

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Chicago police officers start losing pay over COVID-19 vaccine status

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday that a “very small number” of city police officers have started to be placed on no-pay status after refusing to report their COVID-19 vaccine status before last Friday’s deadline.

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