Author: Tim Stumm
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.
Illinois won’t be impacted if Congress doesn’t renew federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program until September, a state official told lawmakers last week.
Chicago would serve as the corporate headquarters for a proposed mega merger between Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health in San Francisco.
The state’s chief procurement officer said this week a $12.5 million no-bid contract between the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and McKinsey and Company violates state law.
Enrollment through the Healthcare.gov marketplace continues to grow as consumers face a fast-approaching deadline to sign up for 2018 coverage, according to data released by the federal government Wednesday.
BJC HealthCare has filed an application with the state to assume full control of Memorial Hospital Belleville and Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh. It also wants to build a $38.3 million, three-story facility on Memorial Hospital East’s new campus where it would host a Siteman Cancer Center facility in partnership with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Harmony Health Plan Associate Honored as Care Coordinator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans
Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today that Dana Barrows, MA LCPC, was named Southern Illinois Care Coordinator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP). Barrows, a behavioral health transitions of care coordinator, received this honor in recognition of her dedication to […]
Gov. Bruce Rauner today toured Mercyhealth’s multimillion-dollar medical complex under construction in Rockford, where leading-edge care and hundreds of high-quality jobs will advance the physical and economic health of Illinoisans. “This is so impressive,” Rauner said of progress at the site, where groundbreaking took place in June 2016 on a 451,000-square-foot, three-wing, six-story hospital and […]
OSF Innovation, a part of OSF HealthCare, is partnering with MassChallenge, a global early-stage startup accelerator headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that helps young companies succeed through monetary awards, mentorship from its various sponsors and more. OSF Innovation recently signed a one-year agreement to be a Platinum Sponsor of PULSE@MassChallenge, a program that specifically focuses on […]
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved Centegra Health System’s plans to discontinue 72 beds at its Woodstock hospital and to shuffle services between multiple locations at a recent meeting.
OSF can now accept patients needing more advanced care at its freestanding emergency center in Streator after the Division of Public Health revised its regulatory rules.