Gov. J.B. Pritzker released a series of reports from his transition committees Friday, previewing potential healthcare priorities. The reports came on the same day that the administration announced the state faces a $3.2 billion budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year, $400 million higher than previous estimates.
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In a recent interview with Health News Illinois, Guzzardi said lawmakers will unveil a package of proposals later this month focusing on “as many of the actors in the supply chain as we can.”
The head of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is “cautiously encouraged” by President Donald Trump’s call to end the HIV epidemic within the next decade.
UnitedHealthcare said this week that its policy change capping the length of opioid prescriptions for children receiving dental care is having an impact.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has unveiled a plan to crack down on drug price hikes of recently approved drugs.
A hold on automatic Medicaid enrollments for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois remains in place, a state official said last week. But he said similar holds for Harmony Health Plan aren't in effect after the plan's contract with the program ended last year.
Feb 5, 2019 | Press Releases
ANCOR is thrilled to announce that last week, the State Association Executives (SAE) Forum elected Josh Evans, President & CEO of IARF, to serve as its Chair and Liaison to the ANCOR Board of Directors. In this role, Josh...Read More
Feb 5, 2019 | Top Stories
Quincy Medical Group’s proposed $19.5 million multi-specialty ambulatory surgical treatment center is duplicative and could lead to a decrease in safety net services in the area, according to Blessing Health System.
The state’s Medicaid Advisory Committee is scrapping plans for an opioid subcommittee and instead relying on a state task force tackling the epidemic. Meanwhile, a state official on the task force said Friday Illinois may be seeing a leveling off of opioid overdose deaths.
A Chicago-based LGBTQ health organization on Monday announced that it would help launch a national research advisory network focused on addressing the health needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
A Medicaid official said Friday that the state hasn't decided when it will launch integrated health homes, an initiative aimed at increasing care coordination and a key part of the state’s overhaul of behavioral healthcare in Medicaid.
Feb 4, 2019 | Top Stories
Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered his administration Friday to reinvest in HIV testing and treatment programs that he says were discontinued under the Rauner administration.
Pipeline Health officially entered Illinois this week, closing a deal to buy three Chicago-area hospitals formerly owned by Tenet Healthcare: West Suburban Medical Center, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital and Westlake Hospital.Read More
Jan 31, 2019 | Top Stories
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is appointing Dr. Ngozi Ezike to serve as director of the Department of Public Health.