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Illinois upholds Epic's $62 million university contract

Illinois upholds Epic's $62 million university contract

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  May 31, 2018

The state determined that Epic's contract with University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System for a new EHR was not the result of a conflict of interest, despite Cerner leaders' allegations.

Blue Cross of Illinois to pay Medicaid suppliers less

Blue Cross of Illinois to pay Medicaid suppliers less

By Steven R. Strahler  |  May 25, 2018

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plans to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35% for medical suppliers—apparently in an effort to win back business after new enrollees were blocked from the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program.

Advocate, NorthShore partner to expand pediatric care in Chicago area

Advocate, NorthShore partner to expand pediatric care in Chicago area

By Evonne Liu  |  May 16, 2018

The move comes a year after Advocate and NorthShore walked away from a merger that would have made the combination one of the largest not-for-profit hospital networks in the nation, scrapping the plan after federal officials raised antitrust concerns.

Illinois wins Medicaid flexibility under Trump

Illinois wins Medicaid flexibility under Trump

By Kristen Schorsch  |  May 08, 2018

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has received federal approval to use $2 billion in Medicaid funding differently. The state plans to boost behavioral health services and combat the opioid crisis.

Northwestern, Centegra to tie the knot after lengthy courtship

Northwestern, Centegra to tie the knot after lengthy courtship

By Kristen Schorsch  |  May 07, 2018

The not-for-profit Chicago-area health systems, which announced their courtship more than two years ago and have delayed their trip down the aisle more than once, have asked Illinois regulators for permission to merge.

Illinois hospital goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Illinois hospital goes blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 14, 2018

Blue pinwheels are spinning across the field in front of HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Adults and children recently gathered and pinned one blue pinwheel at a time on the grassy field in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Rush, Little Company end merger talks

Rush, Little Company end merger talks

By Kristen Schorsch  |  April 11, 2018

The Rush health system and Little Company of Mary Hospital & Health Care Centers have called off plans to merge.

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