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Illinois Approves Medicaid Coverage for Mental Health Via Telehealth

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved legislation mandating the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse behavioral and mental health providers for telehealth. The bill was one of five signed into law this week by Rauner, all designed to improve access to mental healthcare and increase treatment opportunities in the midst of an opioid abuse crisis. “We […]

BCBSIL’s Parent Company Profits $1 Billion

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.  Health Care Service Corp.’s 2017 net income soared more than 10-fold, to $1.26 billion, according to its newly filed financials. That marks a return […]