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Mistakes to cost Illinois hospitals

Chicago Tribune, August 7, 2008

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, the state's largest health insurer, will no longer pay for claims when hospitals make a serious error. The new payment policy is expected to be implemented by the end of the year at Illinois Blue Cross and three other Blue Cross plans that operate under the Illinois plan's parent, Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. The company has 12.4 million members, including 7.4 million in Illinois.