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Author: Ryan Voyles

Panelists make business case for investing in social determinants of health, stress need for more partnerships

Providers and payers are increasingly optimistic that investing in the social determinants of health will pay off in the long run. But panelists at a Health News Illinois event Tuesday at MATTER in Chicago also stressed the need for more collaboration.

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Raoul, attorneys general release unredacted complaint against drugmakers

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and a coalition of 41 of his colleagues across the nation this week released a full, unredacted complaint against 20 national generic drugmakers named in a price-fixing lawsuit.

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IDPH looking into nurses union complaint at UChicago Medicine

A Department of Public Health official confirmed late last week they are investigating a complaint by a nurses union accusing the University of Chicago Medical Center of putting patient safety at risk by not staffing to necessary levels and failing to provide equipment such as IV pumps.

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Report raises questions on CountyCare’s finances

Cook County Health's Medicaid health plan CountyCare is not generating enough revenue to pay its bills each year and an "extraordinary" infusion from another source may soon be needed, according to a report released Friday by the county's Inspector General Patrick Blanchard.

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Court lifts national block on new Title X rules

A federal appeals court said Thursday that new rules barring most abortion referrals for providers receiving a federal family planning grant can go into effect as a challenge filed by Illinois and others works its way through the court system.

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New Northwell Health, NowPow partnership helps tear down social barriers to better health

Northwell Health today announced a partnership with software platform NowPow to better empower patients to get help in overcoming their social determinants of health—the conditions in their daily lives that make it difficult for them to get or stay healthy.

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