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.
Author: Tim Stumm
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.
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
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.
Illinois nurses would have an easier time practicing across state lines under legislation proposed by Rep. David Reis, R-Ste. Marie, an effort he’s been working on for five years. Reis said his current bill uses the same language as legislation that passed the Senate last year.
OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that OSF Life Flight will be basing a helicopter in the eastern region of its service area to better serve OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac and the surrounding communities.
Jan 29, 2018 | Press Releases
HSHS Holy Family Hospital is pleased to announce that Carol Dodson has been named their Chief Nursing Officer. She will begin her new role on February 5, 2018.
Jan 29, 2018 | Press Releases
HSHS St. John’s Hospital is now accepting more health insurance plans in the new year. St. John’s Hospital recently added Current Health Solution and UHC Medicare to the list of insurance plans it accept. In the coming months, St. John’s will also be adding new Medicaid managed care plans in an effort to continue improving and building on the plans they offer.
Elected officials were quick to critique Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration after an audit released Tuesday found that his Department of Healthcare and Family Services failed to adequately monitor $7.1 billion in Medicaid payments to and by 12 managed care organizations in 2016. HFS, meanwhile, said the Medicaid managed care reboot will help ensure the program’s accountability and quality.Read More
The governor would have to gain legislative approval before submitting a federal waiver decreasing protections or benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid under a proposal spearheaded by Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago.
Jan 23, 2018 | Top Stories
President Donald Trump signed into law a bill Monday that would extend a program providing insurance to low-income children for the next six years, reopen the federal government and delay several healthcare-related taxes.
Speakers provided dueling information on the potential medical impact of legalizing recreational marijuana at a legislative hearing Monday.