A Cook County judge has issued a temporary restraining order that will keep Melrose Park’s Westlake Hospital open until May 1, the day after the state’s Health Facilities and Services Review Board is scheduled to decide its fate.
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Oak Street Health to Expand into Flint, Michigan to Deliver Quality Healthcare in Partnership with Health Alliance Plan
Apr 8, 2019 | Press Releases
CHICAGO – Oak Street Health, a network of centers that provide innovative primary care services to Medicare recipients, will bring a uniquely holistic healthcare option to Flint, Michigan with two centers in 2019. Through a continued partnership with Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Oak Street Health will support Medicare beneficiaries in Genesee County with a more […]
Clear Spring Health has announced they plan to acquire and re-capitalize Medicare insurer Community Care Alliance of Illinois.
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza has suspended $5.7 million in payments to the vendor of an online state-employee health insurance program after a recent audit found a series of costly errors in the project’s creation and subsequent rollout.
The state's Medicaid program will start covering gender reassignment surgeries, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday afternoon.
Apr 8, 2019 | Press Releases
CHICAGO— As Americans celebrate the ninth anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law announced today that GetCareIllinois.org, a website it established to help Illinoisans secure health care coverage, will now be accessible in Arabic, Chinese, and Polish. GetCareIllinois.org offers low-income individuals and families a roadmap to […]
A city of Chicago committee is planning to take up an ordinance Monday that would require employers to schedule workers two weeks in advance and pay them for last-minute changes. The city council may then take up the measure at its Wednesday meeting.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is set to roll out a revamped version of a program aimed at rooting out fraud in home health agencies - and Illinois will again be the first state it targets.
NorthShore University HealthSystem launched this week what it believes is the state’s first orthopedic and spine specialty hospital at its Skokie Hospital.
Several lawmakers are looking to change the process for closing hospitals in response to the potential shuttering of Westlake Hospital.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined 38 other attorneys general in questioning a recent draft report from a federal pain management task force.
Illinois hospitals are calling for $500 million in state capital funds for hospitals ready to transform their facilities as healthcare increasingly shifts towards outpatient care.
Tandem HR helps Illinois-based businesses deliver more to employees with Health Coverage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Apr 3, 2019 | Press Releases
Many small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners are overwhelmed with administrative HR tasks. Human resources, payroll and health care benefits management can drain time and resources. Many struggle to find the right health plan for the unique needs of their employees.