Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board Meeting - March 31, 2017
Significant Topics Discussed:
Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS), in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, will submit a proposal to revamp its Medicaid Managed Care Program. With goals of (1) improving healthcare quality, (2) ensuring access, and (3) controlling costs for Illinois Medicaid patients, applicants must commit to providing the full spectrum of Medicaid-covered services.
$4m in contracts were negotiated with 2 nursing home organizations to provide short- and long-term care. Costs to care for patients in these facilities can be $5000-$6000 per month, and Deputy CEO Doug Elwell explained that these contracts won’t be renewed in the hope that these 400-500 patients can receive home care. He said CCHHS is considering providing long term care for its CountyCare and indigent patients.
Current Data Presented:
Observer - Linda Christianson Meeting Length: 3 hours
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