Rush University Medical Center is getting its biggest gift ever—$45 million from the Wounded Warrior Project to fund mental healthcare for military veterans.
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 & 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.
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 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.
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.
Only one of New York City's 11 graded hospitals received an "A" in the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report. Three of Los Angeles' 12 hospitals and six of Chicago's 18 hospitals scored top marks.
The parent of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, the state's largest insurer, made more than a billion dollars last year, rebounding after three years of Affordable Care Act-related duress.
Illinois' governor has cut off Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois from enrolling patients in the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program, a blow to the dominant insurer.
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.
The Rush health system and Little Company of Mary Hospital & Health Care Centers have called off plans to merge.
No One Is Free From Harm: Discovering the benefits and gaps in Medicaid coverage for a disabled relative
Harold Pollack's mother-in-law, Janice, died suddenly in upstate New York at age 64. She had been taking care of his brother-in-law, Vincent, in her home for nearly 40 years. Vincent has fragile X syndrome, the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability. Pollack's story is part of the...