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File #: 18-1036    Version: 1 Name: CALLING FOR A MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS BILLING AND COLLECTION PRACTICES AT THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 12/6/2017 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 12/13/2017 Final action: 2/7/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS BILLING AND COLLECTION PRACTICES AT THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM WHEREAS, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) sees more than 300,000 patients annually, and WHEREAS, many of those patients are insured, but CCHHS does most of the area's charity care for which it receives no compensation, and WHEREAS, the billing and collections practices at CCHHS should be reviewed to ensure that County taxpayers are receiving maximum benefit for the funding the County provides CCHHS, and WHEREAS, CCHHS administration shall appear before the Finance Committee to better clarify the state of the billing and collections practices within CCHHS. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Commissioners that the Finance Committee shall meet for the purposes of reviewing the billing and collections practices at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
Sponsors: RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOHN P. DALEY

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

CALLING FOR A MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS BILLING AND COLLECTION PRACTICES AT THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM

 

WHEREAS, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) sees more than 300,000 patients annually, and

 

WHEREAS, many of those patients are insured, but CCHHS does most of the area’s charity care for which it receives no compensation, and

 

WHEREAS, the billing and collections practices at CCHHS should be reviewed to ensure that County taxpayers are receiving maximum benefit for the funding the County provides CCHHS, and

 

WHEREAS, CCHHS administration shall appear before the Finance Committee to better clarify the state of the billing and collections practices within CCHHS.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Commissioners that the Finance Committee shall meet for the purposes of reviewing the billing and collections practices at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

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