IHA Today

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|
|January 20, 2022


Suresh Gunasekaran leaving University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Suresh Gunasekaran, chief executive officer of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and IHA Board of Officers and Trustees member, has accepted an offer to lead the University of California San Francisco Academic Health System. Gunasekaran led UIHC for three years.

UnitedHealthcare temporarily suspends prior authorization requirements. UnitedHealthcare is temporarily suspending prior authorization requirements for all in-network hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in Iowa. 

Baldrige award journey highlights ISHHRA Spring Conference.
Participants in the 2022 Iowa Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration Spring Conference will hear from Penny Bellville, director of human resources and education at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, about their journey to becoming a recipient of the Baldrige Quality Award.

WPS to host provider audit webinar.
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance will host a webinar to cover worksheet S-10 reviews. 

Join an IHA personal membership group in 2022.
IHA’s personal membership groups offer specialized learning, professional development and networking opportunities for a variety of hospital professionals. 

Website launched to order free COVID-19 test kits.
The Biden Administration launched a new website where Americans can order up to four free at-home COVID-19 test kits.

IDPH therapeutics update includes weekly COVID-19 treatment allocations. The Iowa Department of Public Health therapeutics update included the state’s weekly allocations of monoclonal antibodies, preexposure prophylaxis treatment and antivirals. 

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