Author: Tim Stumm

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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Analysis: Medicaid health plans could take another financial hit next year

An assessment cautions that rates paid to health plans participating in Illinois’ Medicaid program will not offset the expected rise in the program's health costs, which could cause some plans to leave as the state transitions members to managed care.

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