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Illinois nursing homes sue state over ‘disastrous’ low Medicaid rates

Five Illinois-based nursing home groups are suing the state’s Department of Healthcare and Family Services, claiming low reimbursement rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate resident care. Generations Health Care Network, Carlyle Healthcare Center, St. Vincent’s Home, Clinton Manor Living Center and Extended Care Clinical operate more than 100 facilities statewide. They filed a…

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza

State News for July 2017

Illinois must reprioritize payments in order to make a dent in its $2 billion backlog of bills owed to Medicaid providers, including long-term care operators, a federal judge ordered in June.

Coroner opens probe in nursing home death

A coroner’s inquiry has been opened following the death of an 85-year-old resident of a southeast suburban St. Louis nursing home. The woman was reportedly discovered deceased early on March 12, strapped to a wheelchair at the bottom of a flight of stairs

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