Author: Tim Stumm
A revised proposal updating the state’s hospital assessment program drew concerns from lawmakers, Medicaid plans and union members at a Tuesday public hearing.
A proposed merger between Advocate Health Care and Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care has cleared a key hurdle, gaining approval from the Federal Trade Commission, according to a joint statement from the health systems.
Community health centers are breathing a sigh of relief after lawmakers approved two more years of a key federal fund. The budget agreement signed Friday by President Donald Trump provides nearly $8 billion for the centers, renewing a fund that expired in September.
More than 100 state and local organizations are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to not add work requirements to Illinois’ Medicaid program.
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago called out Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration in a statement for not spending nearly $10 million in HIV funding approved in fiscal year 2018.
Feb 12, 2018 | Press Releases
LAKE FOREST – After nearly eight years of careful planning, guests from across Illinois gathered today in Lake Forest to celebrate the ceremonial opening of the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, which will officially open on March 3, 2018. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8213351-new-northwestern-medicine-lake-forest-hospital/ The new state-of-the-art hospital, which broke ground […]
As Illinois hospitals fight to keep pace with one of the worst flu seasons in history, some are taking steps to shore up their supply of critical IV saline bags used to hydrate patients and administer drugs.
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.
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.