Advocates for people with chronic diseases are pushing back against the state’s plan to implement a single preferred drug list for its Medicaid managed care expansion.
Author: Tim Stumm
Feb 7, 2018 | Top Stories
The infant mortality rate in Illinois has decreased over time, a new report from the Illinois Department of Public Health shows.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is questioning the results of an audit released last month that found his Department of Healthcare and Family Services failed to adequately monitor $7.1 billion in Medicaid payments to and by managed care organizations in 2016 and made almost $600,000 in duplicative payments.
Five Illinois Democratic congressional members are asking the federal government to revoke its support of states imposing work requirements in order for some people to receive Medicaid.
More than 1,900 police officers from 30 departments in Cook County will soon be prepared to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. The effort is a collaboration between Loyola Medicine and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., revealed last week a federal grant to help fund rural health centers in southern Illinois.
Feb 1, 2018 | Press Releases
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that they are beginning the first phase of a three-phased renovation of the Emergency department. This renovation will provide more safety, security and privacy for patients in a more efficient design. The first phase of the renovation will begin on Tuesday, February 6.
The House Human Services Committee signed off on a pair of bills Wednesday that would expand options for supportive living facilities and add spinal muscular atrophy to the list of the state’s newborn screenings.
A resolution calling for a two- to three-month delay of the state’s Medicaid managed care expansion because of issues with nursing home contracts passed the House Human Services Committee Wednesday.
A coalition of stakeholders are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration to make changes to Medicaid to expand the use of telehealth.
Jan 30, 2018 | Press Releases
Swedish Covenant Hospital and the Center for Housing and Health (CHH) recently agreed to provide 10 chronically homeless individuals, who are frequent patients in the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), with permanent housing and ongoing support services for one year. “Together we have recognized the extreme health challenges faced by homeless individuals and families in our […]
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center Opens Outpatient Care Center in Chicago
Jan 30, 2018 | Press Releases
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) is proud to announce the grand opening of its first cancer Outpatient Care Center in the heart of downtown Chicago. The 9,862 square-foot center is located at 160 East Illinois Street and provides local patients with a convenient and efficient care delivery model […]
A recent study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found limited evidence that workplace wellness programs reduce medical spending, increase productivity or improve well-being.
Democratic lawmakers are asking the state to delay the implementation of its Medicaid managed care expansion for nursing homes for two to three months due to issues with contracts.