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Feds say health care firm overbilled millions for Medicare, Medicaid

Prosecutors in Chicago have sued IPC the Hospitalist Co., alleging the Los Angeles-area firm overbilled federal health benefits programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

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Digital woes hamper Alexian Brothers' shift to new Medicaid program

Alexian Brothers Health System is suspending its effort to launch a program to coordinate care and reduce costs, blaming the difficulty of connecting physicians using different electronic records systems.

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Quinn signs bill restoring Medicaid cuts

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law Monday that would restore some Medicaid cuts the state made in 2012 and could give Illinois access to about $2.4 billion in federal money over the next few years.

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Medtronic to buy Covidien for $43 billion, move HQ to Ireland

The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, Ireland, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower corporate tax rates. But the merged company would continue to operate in Minneapolis, where Medtronic employs more than 8,000, the companies said in a statement.

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Surgery Partners to buy Symbion in $792 million deal

Chicago-based Surgery Partners plans to acquire Symbion for $792 million, a move that will add to consolidation in the physician surgery center market.

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U.S. health care systems rank last in report

Once again, the U.S. healthcare system ranks last among other rich Western countries, receiving low marks in quality, efficiency, access, equity and healthy lives, according to a report.

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1871 gets $2.5 million from state for expansion

1871 is adding 25,000 square feet in the Merchandise Mart to handle more incubators as well as startups that need more office space.

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Chicago political firm had key job in Get Covered Illinois

A key subcontractor working on the campaign to promote President Barack Obama's health care law in Illinois is a Chicago political strategy consulting firm owned by three former aides to some of the state's most-powerful Democrats.

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Who's Changing Jobs

Dr. Shivani P. Shah  
Dr. Shah becomes pediatric endocrinologist and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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