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Author: Tim Stumm

Springfield Hospitals, County Health Department Collaborate on Project to Assess Sangamon County’s Health Needs

SPRINGFIELD – HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Medical Center and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are once again collaborating on a project to assess the health needs of the residents of Sangamon County. As part of the assessment process, the two Springfield nonprofit hospitals and the county health department will ask all county residents to help identify pressing community […]

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Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard emergency department is now EDAP-approved

  Mercyhealth is pleased to announce the emergency department at Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard is now EDAP-approved within emergency medical services region 9 by the Illinois Department of Public Health. EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) is a designation the state awards hospital emergency departments that meet a set of defined standards for providing […]

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Illinois insurers paid more than $6 million in rebates in 2016

Illinois insurers paid $6.2 million in rebates for not meeting the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio standards in 2016, according to information the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services quietly released late last month.

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Behavioral health providers say they’re still owed $10 million

Behavioral health providers say they’re still owed $10 million from managed care organizations for Medicaid claims dating back three years, Community Behavioral Healthcare Association CEO Marvin Lindsey told lawmakers Thursday. Lindsey testified before the House Appropriations – Human Services Committee, which has been holding hearings scrutinizing the state’s move to managed care for the majority […]

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Healthcare.gov enrollment dips to 334,979

The number of Illinois residents who signed up through Healthcare.gov for 2018 coverage dipped to 334,979, according to a final weekly snapshot the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released late last month. That’s down slightly from preliminary figures showing 339,740 signed up. It's also a 6 percent decrease from the 2017 open enrollment period.

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Fewer hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for patient injuries

A smaller number of Illinois hospitals will see a reduction in Medicare payments under a program that penalizes facilities for having higher numbers of patients whom acquired preventable injuries and infections while hospitalized.

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Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue designated as pediatric trauma center

ROCKFORD, Illinois⎯ Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue was designated as a pediatric trauma center, making it one of only 5 in Illinois and the only hospital in Rockford region equipped and staffed to offer the most sophisticated care possible to seriously injured children. It is the only Rockford hospital designated as capable of providing comprehensive trauma care […]

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Illinois Health and Hospital Association Elects New Board

Naperville—The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is pleased to announce its newly elected 2018 Board of Trustees. Board officers serve a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Chair: William Santulli, Executive Vice President and COO, Advocate Health Care Chair-Elect: Mary Starmann-Harrison, President and CEO, Hospital Sisters Health System Immediate Past Chair: Edgar Curtis, President […]

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Governor’s Medicaid fraud prevention initiatives save the State more than $450 million

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force reported that the State has saved, prevented or recovered approximately $450 million in fraudulent or wasteful Medicaid spending in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. In the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS), which manages the State’s $20 billion Medicaid program, the Office of Inspector General […]

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