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CCHHS exceeding CountyCare enrollment goal

Cook County Health and Hospitals System released new figures showing the system is exceeding enrollment goals for its CountyCare managed care program.

On Friday, CCHHS Executive Director of Managed Care Steven Glass presented a report to the health system’s board showing 179,393 patients had enrolled in CountyCare as of the beginning of this month, a 17.2 percent increase from the beginning of March. CCHHS had previously set a goal of reaching 156,396 CountyCare enrollees by the beginning of April.

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