State officer voids $13 million no-bid Medicaid consulting contract

By Doug Finke State Capitol Bureau A no-bid consulting contract worth nearly $13 million has been voided by the state’s chief procurement officer. Chief Procurement Officer Ellen Daley said the contract with McKinsey & Company should have been put out to bid rather than simply awarded by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. State […]

Illinois Procurement Chief Cancels Rauner Consulting Pact

An Illinois official has canceled a $12 million contract she says should have been offered to the highest bidder by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration. Dec. 5, 2017, at 8:09 p.m. By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois purchasing monitor canceled a $12.5 million contract Tuesday that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration […]

Illinois Democrats want answers on Medicaid contracts

By Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois Posted Nov 29, 2017 at 7:04 PM Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 7:54 PM SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats want answers from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration about why the four-year cost of managed care contracts for the Medicaid program jumped by more than $20 billion from earlier estimates. However, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services defended the contracts, saying […]

Medicaid overhaul deal worth a record $5.26B

Documents reveal consulting firm’s role By: Mark Maxwell  Posted: Nov 17, 2017 12:08 AM CST Updated: Nov 17, 2017 09:37 AM CST ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Mere days after the state paid down roughly forty percent of its backlog of overdue bills, the Rauner administration finalized the largest vendor contract in state history. The six-year, $5.26 billion deal is split between seven healthcare […]