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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

June 2018

The Future of Medicaid

June 6, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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The Illinois Medicaid program is undergoing a period of transformation. Managed care is expanding to every county in the state, while hospitals are overhauling their assessment program, a key source of funding. Meanwhile, the state just received approval to spend $2 billion over the next five years to further integrate behavioral and physical health. On June 6, we're assembling a panel of experts at MATTER in Chicago to discuss what's next. Registration and networking starts at 8:15 and the program…

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October 2018

What’s the prescription for drug prices?

October 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Rising prescription drug prices have become a top issue for patients, providers and policymakers. What’s driving the growth and what impact is it having on the rest of the healthcare system? Are drug costs inline with their life-saving innovations? What more can be done to curb costs? A panel of experts will tackle these questions and more at a Health News Illinois live event, Wednesday, Oct. 3 at MATTER in Chicago. Panelists: Saiza Elayda, Director of State Policy, PhRMA Dr.…

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June 2019

Innovations in social determinants of health

June 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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As providers increasingly move outside the four walls of the hospital and clinic to treat their patients, they are finding a partner in technology. A June 25 Health News Illinois live event in Chicago will highlight innovative efforts to address the social determinants of health. It will also examine the role of the Medicaid program in pushing forward these initiatives. Panelists: Doug Elwell, State Medicaid Director Rachel Kohler, CEO, NowPow Dr. Dianna Grant, Chief Medical Officer, NextLevel Health Cheryl Lulias,…

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September 2019

Hospital transformation: What’s the future of Illinois hospitals?

September 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Gov. JB Pritzker and the federal government have set aside hundreds of millions to help Illinois hospitals transform. Meanwhile, recent efforts to close community hospitals in the Chicago area have been met with strong community backlash. How will this new money be utilized? And what does the hospital of the future look like in Illinois? An expert panel will tackle these questions and more at a Health News Illinois Live Event on Sept. 24 in Chicago. Confirmed Panelists: Ken Beutke,…

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November 2019

MCO CEO Roundtable

November 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with leaders of the state's Medicaid health plans on managed care expansion, the social determinants of health, innovation and more. Confirmed panelists: Karen Brach, President, Meridian Health Plan of Illinois James Kiamos, CEO, CountyCare Health Plan Pam Sanborn, Plan President, Molina Healthcare of Illinois Register now

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November 2021

HNI Event Series: Illinois’ Healthcare Workforce Challenges

November 16, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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COVID-19 has pushed Illinois’ healthcare workforce to the brink. But the state’s healthcare workforce was challenged before the pandemic, and an aging population will further increase demand.

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April 2022

April 27 – Legislative Recap

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Before the dust settles on the 2022 legislative session, we're assembling a panel of experts on April 27 in Chicago to break down what it all means for healthcare. They will analyze the budget and highlight the signigficant healthcare bills sent to Gov. JB Pritzker.

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May 2022

May 24 – The future of mental health access and care

May 24 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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As COVID-19 lessens its grip, it’s leaving in its wake mounting mental health issues. Demand has soared over the past two years, including for children, and drug overdoses are at all-time highs.

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June 2022

June 22 – Closing the health equity gap

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MATTER, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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The COVID-19 crisis has led to a spur of action by hospitals, policymakers and other healthcare stakeholders to address long-standing health inequities in the state.

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