Illinois providers want upfront payments from state-sponsored patients; University of Vermont Health to spend $12M on public benefit;

News From Around the Web

> Illinois hospitals are demanding upfront payments from patients with state-sponsored coverage amid mounting unpaid claims, according to The Southern. Article

> Jim Kelly has been appointed the new chief financial officer of Chicago-based Presence Health, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board will allow the University of Vermont Health Network to spend a $12 million surplus on public benefit programs, according to VTDigger. Article

Provider News

> Millions of New Yorkers use the emergency room for conditions that could be treated in less expensive settings, according to a new study conducted by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. But a leading association of emergency physicians disputes the findings, calling the statistics flawed and misleading. Article

> In the modern healthcare landscape, healthcare workers must be prepared for the fallout from mass shootings or other mass casualty events. Hospital leaders, meanwhile, must be ready to support nurses for any trauma caused by proximity to such events, according to Article

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