I cover Medicaid and a wide variety of other health care-related issues for The State Journal-Register in Springfield IL. I previously worked at newspapers in Peoria, IL, Lafayette IN and Hammond IN. I'm a 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dean Olsen Staff Writer @deanolsenSJR
The fate of 360 employees’ jobs in Springfield remains uncertain after H.D. Smith Co. announced that the pharmaceutical wholesaler will be sold to a publicly traded company in late 2017 or early 2018.“It’s too early to address this question,” Dale Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of H.D.
By Dean Olsen of GateHouse Media Illinois A company hired to reboot Illinois' Medicaid managed-care program plans significant cuts in payments for medical equipment, a move that providers say will hurt low-income patients and make it harder for them to be cared for at home.IlliniCare Health, a company based in Elk Grove Village that is part of publicly traded Centene Corp., plans cuts of 10 percent to 50 percent in payments next year to vendors who sell equipment such as wheelchairs,...
During the more than two years that Illinois went without a state spending plan, hospitals, dentists and other health care providers waited months or even years to get paid for services to state employees and Medicaid patients. Washington University School of Medicine doctors who had stopped seeing new patients insured through the state of Illinois changed course November 1 and began accepting them again. That could be seen as progress.
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