NEWSMAKERS/PLACEMENT

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised; Feb. 15, 2015

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-medicaid-expansion-obamacare-quinn-hamos-perspec-0210-jm-20150209-story.html

Illinois shifts 1.4 million to managed care; Jan. 3, 2015

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-medicaid-managed-care-20150102-story.html

Medicaid chief to leave ‘hardest’ job; Jan. 2, 2015

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/chi–medicaid-chief-resigning-20150102-story.html

Illinois hospitals fined $16.3 million for unnecessary readmissions; Sept. 5, 2014

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-hospital-readmission-penalties-0816-biz-20150814-story.html

Managed care kickoff delayed for much of Illinois; June 10, 2014

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-10/business/ct-medicaid-managed-care-delay-biz-0610-20140610_1_health-care-providers-medicaid-patients-theresa-eagleson

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Illinois aims to improve coordination of care for Medicaid patients; Oct. 26, 2014

http://chicago.suntimes.com/uncategorized/7/71/145681/illinois-aims-to-improve-coordination-of-care-for-medicaid-patients

Some 121,000 sign up for plans through Affordable Care Act; Dec. 30, 2014

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/246676/121000-illinois-sign-health-plans-affordable-care-act

Illinois can now buy 2015 ‘Obamacare’ health insurance plans online; Nov. 15, 2014

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/786177/illinois-can-now-buy-2015-obamacare-health-insurance-plans-online

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS

Illinois Medicaid penalizes another health plan; Jan. 15, 2015

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150113/NEWS03/150119962/illinois-medicaid-penalizes-another-health-plan

Illinois punishes two companies for poor Medicaid-patient care; Nov. 29, 2014

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141129/ISSUE01/311299946/illinois-punishes-two-companies-for-poor-medicaid-patient-care

Illinois Medicaid restricts who can get ‘game-changing’ hepatitis drug; July 29, 2014

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140729/NEWS03/140729819/illinois-medicaid-restricts-who-can-get-game-changing-hepatitis-drug

North Shore, Alexia Brothers join Quinn’s Medicaid cost-cutting effort: May 8, 2014

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140508/NEWS03/140509811/northshore-alexian-brothers-join-quinns-medicaid-cost-cutting-effort

Health system signs $1.8 billion CountyCare contract; May 13, 2014

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140513/NEWS03/140519959/health-system-signs-1-8-billion-countycare-contract

Advocate, Loyola on launch team for Medicaid cost-cut project; March 4, 2014

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140304/NEWS03/140309955/advocate-loyola-on-launch-team-for-medicaid-cost-cut-project

KAISER HEALTH NETWORK

Illinois Moves to managed care; April 29, 2014

http://khn.org/news/illinois-medicaid-moves-to-managed-care/

MODERN HEALTHCARE

Illinois tackling Medicaid with aggressive ACO model; Oct. 7, 2014

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20141007/NEWS/310079965

WALL STREET JOURNAL

How Illinois allocates $84,000 drug for hepatitis C: Treatment’s high cost required stringent criteria, Aug. 3, 2014

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-illinois-allocates-84-000-drug-for-hepatitis-c-1407114940

NBC- WGEM

Illinois dentists busy with Medicaid patients; July 22, 2014

http://www.wgem.com/story/26085737/2014/07/22/illinois-dentists-busy-with-medicaid-patients

ABC-WICS

Deadbeat Illinois: How unpaid Child Support affects state residents; May 15, 2014 and May 19, 2014

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUarN9mFHJQ

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjqXhj0RkRM

PRO PUBLICA

Illinois Medicaid suspends license of leading provider of antipsychotic drugs; Aug. 11, 2014

http://www.propublica.org/article/illinois-suspends-medical-license-of-leading-prescriber-of-antipsychotic-dr

Why are obstetricians among the top billers for group psychotherapy in Illinois? State Medicaid program cracks down, but feds have not; July 13, 2014

http://www.propublica.org/article/obstetricians-among-top-billers-for-group-psychotherapy-in-illinois

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of $84,000 hepatitis drug; July 30, 2014

http://www.stltoday.com/news/special-reports/mohealth/updates/illinois-medicaid-restricts-use-of-hepatitis-drug/article_17a2cd52-d6e2-58d9-8080-2f401d695715.html

Quinn signs bill restoring adult pediatric, dental services to Medicaid clients; June 16, 2014

http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140616/NEWS/140619564

RH REALITY CHECK

Hobby Lobby Aftermath: Illinois seeks to expand birth-control options; Aug. 26, 2014

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/08/26/hobby-lobby-aftermath-illinois-seeks-expand-birth-control-access/

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION NEWS

Illinois Medicaid restores adult dental services; July 21, 2014

http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2014-archive/july/illinois-lawmakers-revive-adult-dental-benefits-in-medicaid

LSSI NEWS

Hamos receives LSSI’s 2014 ‘Paul Simon Courage In Public Service’ award; May 14, 2014

http://www.lssi.org/post.php?ID=128

NATIONAL CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION

Gambling Intercept program nets Child Support $120,000 in first months; Jan. 9, 2015

http://www.ncsea.myindustrytracker.com/en/article/62460/intercept-initiative-nets-nearly-120k

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