Jan 31

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA submits comments about 340B dispute resolution The Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration issued a new proposed rule in late November, revising the 2020 final rule that established the 340B administrative dispute-resolution process. HHS said the proposed rule aligns with the statutory requirements

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Jan 30

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Rep. Meyer provides legislative update to advocacy council Rep. Ann Meyer (R-Fort Dodge) joined the IHA Council on Representation and Advocacy Friday morning. Meyer, chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee and a registered nurse, updated council members about tort reform (House File 102). The bill has passed

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Weekly Summary The third week of session included movement of IHA’s priorities and IHA's first two Hospital Days on the Hill:   Tort reform Senate File 148 and House File 102: Tort reform is on the move. The IHA-supported bill to place a $1 million hard cap on noneconomic damages

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Jan 26

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

REH bills pass state committee and subcommittee Rural emergency hospital licensure bills have been introduced in both chambers of the Iowa Legislature. House File 13 passed the House health and human services committee, making it eligible for floor debate in that chamber. Senate File 75 passed the Senate health and human services subcommittee and will go

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Jan 24

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Tort reform introduced in legislature The Iowa Senate committee on judiciary, led by Sen. Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale), introduced a bill placing hard caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases Monday evening. IHA has advocated for a tort reform bill. IHA thanks Gov. Kim Reynolds for expressing her support for tort reform in

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Jan 23

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Webinar introduces new hospital trustees to board role In the second of nine IHA webinars about hospital board governance, Tracy Warner, health care executive and governance expert, will introduce newly elected or appointed hospital trustees to their responsibilities as a volunteer member. New board members will discuss: The role of

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Weekly Summary The second week of the 2023 legislative session included an influx of new bills. Several bills concern IHA priorities: Rural emergency hospital licensure House File 13: The House health and human services subcommittee approved the rural emergency hospital licensure bill Wednesday, making the bill eligible for review by the

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Jan 19

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Get involved with IHA district meetings IHA encourages member hospitals and health systems to attend and participate in IHA’s 2023 district meetings. These in-person meetings provide a unique opportunity to network with hospital peers and make connections. With a common agenda created by IHA for each district, the meetings are

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Jan 17

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Webinar prepares providers for PRF audits Nearly $170 billion in provider relief fund payments were made to health care providers since the COVID-19 pandemic. With the funds expended, the Health Resources and Services Administration is beginning recipient audits. The latest of IHA’s Fundamentals in Finance webinars will focus on the audits

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Weekly Summary The 2023 legislative session kicked off Monday, Jan. 9, with 53 new legislators in the House and Senate chambers. Governor Kim Reynolds emphasized her commitment to a strong health care system in Iowa, particularly in rural Iowa. IHA is grateful for Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa legislature for their

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Jan 12

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Gov. Reynolds outlines 2023 legislative priorities in address Tuesday night, Gov. Kim Reynolds presented her annual condition of the state address in the Iowa House chamber. The governor expressed her support for a strong health care environment in Iowa, especially in rural areas. “To support our families, we need a

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Jan 10

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Tune in for governor’s condition of the state address Gov. Kim Reynolds’ condition of the state address this evening marks the beginning of the 2023 legislative session. IHA President and CEO Chris Mitchell and IHA members will be in attendance. In the annual address, Gov. Reynolds lays out her priorities

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