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.
Author: Tim Stumm
Twenty Illinois hospitals earned five out of five stars in the latest release of Medicare’s controversial quality rating system. Forty-four hospitals scored four stars, 53 got three stars, 31 earned two and 13 received one.
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.
Jan 3, 2018 | Press Releases
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 […]
Jan 3, 2018 | Press Releases
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 […]
The number of Illinois residents enrolling through Healthcare.gov declined compared to last open enrollment period, according to numbers released by the federal government Thursday.
Democratic lawmakers grilled an actuary hired by the state about the adequacy of next year’s rates for Medicaid managed care organizations in light of concerns about projected losses for companies in the program.
Dec 14, 2017 | Press Releases
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 […]
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.