Advancing Illinois Healthcare

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda

IHA Federal Advocacy Agenda

IHA’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda, Advancing Health in Illinois, asks Congress to take specific actions to ensure access to care and coverage; promote quality and patient safety; enhance affordability and value; advance health system innovation; reduce regulatory burden; and promote access to behavioral health services.

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Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • News from the Web

[Cook County] Official: Pop Tax Repeal Could Mean Late Tax Bills, Budget Headaches

Ripple effects from the repeal of Cook County’s controversial sweetened beverage tax mean property tax bills will likely be late this year. WBEZ

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

Northwestern Memorial Improves Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade

Thirty-seven Illinois hospitals got the highest grade for patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Group assessment. Crain's Chicago Business

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • News from the Web

4 New Ways You Can Avoid Fines for Not Having Health Insurance

There are already more than a dozen reasons people can use to avoid paying the penalty for not having health insurance. Kaiser Health News

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Addressing Illinois' Opioid Epidemic

IHA led an effort to develop opioid prescribing guidelines to assist clinicians in treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the emergency department. Last year, hospital emergency departments saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits.

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