finances http://northernpublicradio.org en Web-only: Health care economist discusses financial issues facing Illinois hospitals http://northernpublicradio.org/post/web-only-health-care-economist-discusses-financial-issues-facing-illinois-hospitals <p>Illinois hospitals are bracing for Medicaid reimbursement rate cuts at the state level. This issue entered the spotlight after a <a href="http://wnij.org/post/illinois-hospitals-face-struggles-stay-firm-financial-ground">Rockford-area health-care provider announced budget cuts</a>. NIU&#39;s <a href="http://www.chhs.niu.edu/about/staff/profiles/ciesla.shtml">Jim Ciesla</a> says other hospitals could take similar steps amid uncertainty over state and federal policy matters.&nbsp; Fri, 04 May 2012 15:27:53 +0000 Mike Moen 11181 at http://northernpublicradio.org Web-only: Health care economist discusses financial issues facing Illinois hospitals