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IlliniCare slashing rates to Medicaid suppliers

IlliniCare slashing rates to Medicaid suppliers

By Kristen Schorsch  |  November 16, 2017

IlliniCare, a private insurer that's part of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's Medicaid managed-care overhaul, is cutting reimbursement rates to medical suppliers by up to 50%.

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

By Steven R. Strahler  |  August 21, 2017

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.

Hospitals see improved outcomes, lower costs as blood transfusions drop

By Alex Kacik  |  July 21, 2017

Blood transfusions have been a long-standing practice at health systems, despite known complications, and are believed to improve patient outcomes. A new study finds the costs and potential risks associated with the procedures outweigh the benefits.

Drones could speed up defibrillator delivery

Drones could speed up defibrillator delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 23, 2017

When it comes to getting emergency health services to cardiac patients, the fastest route may be as the drone flies. Recent studies in Canada and Sweden have shown some promising data with simulations of delivering care from the sky.

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