Illinois Medicaid Program Saves Health Costs With Efficiency

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Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced that the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) achieved $34 million in net savings during fiscal year 2007 through more efficient management of its medical programs. The savings resulted from the implementation of a Primary Care Case Management program and a Disease Management program for the almost 1.7 million individuals who receive their healthcare through HFS medical programs, which includes the state's Medicaid program. Those savings will pay for the first year of the All Kids expansion, which increased eligibility from 200 percent of the federal poverty level to all uninsured children and cost $22.8 million in fiscal year 2007.

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