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Author: Tim Stumm

Health Care Service Corporation launches food delivery service in Chicago

Health Care Service Corporation, the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, launched a food delivery service in Chicago last week that it hopes will lead to a decrease in avoidable hospital and emergency room visits.

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Legislators, comptroller push for greater transparency in managed care payments

Managed care organizations would be required to publish quarterly reports on their websites detailing provider payment information, under legislation unveiled last week by Sen. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, and Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills - and spearheaded by Comptroller Susana Mendoza.

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Pritzker releases healthcare transition report, announces bigger than expected budget gap

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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Guzzardi expecting “broad spectrum” of proposals from prescription drug committee

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.”

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Medicaid enrollment sanctions remain for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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.

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