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 26, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

Six Months after Opening, St. Elizabeth's is Giving a Boost to Surrounding Businesses

Owners of Bella Milano restaurants in Edwardsville and Springfield decided to open an O'Fallon location in 2012 because the area seemed poised for growth. Belleville News-Democrat

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • News from the Web

Insurer Anthem's Earnings Jump 30 Percent as Medical Costs Fall

Anthem's first-quarter earnings shot up 30 percent, and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer hiked its 2018 forecast, as a drop in medical expenses bolstered its performance. Associated Press

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • News from the Web

Why Your Observation Stay at the Hospital Could End with a Big Bill

There has been a huge uproar over observation stays. WTTW TV

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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