Cook County Health Board Transfers Millions from Special Purpose and Wage Funds to Cover External Provider Claims
Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting
September 27, 2019
What did the Board Decide:
Cook County Health (CCH), CEO Shannon explained that underestimation of external claims from non-CCH Network providers of the Managed Medicaid/CountyCare program exceeded the total appropriated dollars. Payment of these bills necessitates transfer of funds from other CCH budgeted items still showing a positive balance. Over $80M was transferred form special Purpose and Wage Funds to cover the claims.
The Board voted to purchase a renovated Blue Island building replacing the closing Oak Forest Clinic for $15.3 million, a savings over a 10 year $17.3 million lease.
What else did the Board discuss or refer to committee?
Observed by: Susan Kern, MD and Megan Kennedy Meeting Length: 2 hours and 45 minutes
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