Chicago Hospitals Have Insurer Problems

Proving that no one is immune to the changes sweeping the healthcare industry, 2 of Chicago's most prestigious teaching hospitals are being dinged by insurance companies trying to control costs.

Proving that no one is immune to the changes sweeping the healthcare industry, 2 of Chicago's most prestigious teaching hospitals are being dinged by insurance companies trying to control costs.

Humana is ending a 20-year relationship with University of Chicago Medicine, which will be eliminated from the insurer's networks April 1.

And Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois, the state's dominant insurer, has notified physicians that they will be paid less if they send certain health maintenance organization patients to Rush University Medical Center. To avert the threat to its business, the Near West Side facility is cutting its reimbursement rate for those patients.

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