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Feds provide more funding for opioid crisis

The state is receiving an additional $29 million in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis, bringing its recent total to $61 million. The new funding is from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and is part of $930 million in state opioid response grants announced nationally […]

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Advocate Aurora Health exec testifies in support of Stark Law changes

Advocate Aurora Health would take on more risk and move more quickly to implement a “truly value-based healthcare system” if certain changes were made to the Stark Law, Chief Integration Officer Mike Lappin testified this week at a U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing.
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Durbin, Duckworth press HHS on navigator funding

Illinois Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are joining fellow Democrats in calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to provide more information on the navigator program under the Affordable Care Act. In past years, the federal government has helped fund efforts to assist consumers in enrolling in the ACA’s health insurance exchanges.
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