IHA Today

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|
|February 8, 2022


Final state emergency proclamation issued. On Thursday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the final extension of the state’s public health disaster emergency proclamation, which will expire at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.

2021 IHA PAC annual report available. As the 2022 legislative session heats up, it’s important to look back on the 2021 legislative session.

Tune in for part 2 of IHA’s first episode of Keeping Connected. Chris Mitchell, president and CEO of the Iowa Hospital Association, gave an update of IHA’s 2022 legislative priorities in the first part of the inaugural Keeping Connected With IHA podcast last week.

DMU offers virtual mini medical school. Des Moines University is offering an annual Mini Medical School series.

COVID-19 reporting webinar slides available. The Iowa Department of Public Health hosted a webinar Wednesday, Feb. 3, to discuss COVID-19 reporting changes after the state public health disaster emergency proclamation expires.

IDPH issues reminder about Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expiration information. The Iowa Department of Public Health sent a reminder to health care providers to check shelf life extensions for all Pfizer COVID-19 products.

Medicare to cover over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. The Biden-Harris Administration is expanding its efforts to give Americans access to free COVID-19 tests.

Medicare Advantage COVID-19 vaccine and monoclonal antibody claims reminder. Medicare providers who give COVID-19 vaccines or administer monoclonal antibody treatment to patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans on or before Jan. 1, must submit claims to the Medicare Advantage Plan. 

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