Jul 11

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA advocacy team weekly roundup. The IHA advocacy team met with stakeholders this week to discuss pharmacy issues and priorities for the 2023 legislative session. Funding opportunity available for rural health initiatives.  Rural Health Association is providing funding for four rural Iowa communities to create and implement a plan to

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Jul 07

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA PAC campaign gains momentum. The IHA PAC campaign is 41% to its goal of $125,000 as campaign season ramps up. Colgan begins duties as Henry County CEO. Teresa Colgan took the reins as CEO of Henry County Health Center Friday, July 1. Colgan was appointed CEO after former CEO Robb

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Jul 05

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. The IHA advocacy team continues to advocate for Iowa hospitals between legislative sessions. Agencies alert private sector about ransomware threat. The FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Treasury and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network urged organizations to take protective actions against the MedusaLocker ransomware.

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Jul 05

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

CMS releases new COPs for rural emergency hospitals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed rule creating the conditions of participation for rural emergency hospitals and updating some requirements for critical access hospitals.  IHA advocacy team weekly roundup. The IHA advocacy team continued building partnerships with other organizations this

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Jun 30

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

$2.45 million awarded for apprenticeship grant program. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced eight recipients of the Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant program.  Negative hospital margins and labor challenges highlighted in report. U.S. hospitals and health systems continue to face difficult financial and operational challenges in May according to the latest report by Kaufman

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Jun 28

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. Campaign season is in full swing. Help grow Iowa's health care workforce at Swinging for Scholars. Registration for the 15th Annual Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation Swinging for Scholars Golf Outing is open. AHA tackles workforce issues with new report. The American Hospital Association’s

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Jun 27

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Iowa public health ranks top 20 in nation. The Commonwealth Fund has released its 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, rating states’ public health system performance. Congress passes bipartisan legislation to reduce violence. The House voted on Friday 234-193 to pass bipartisan legislation to help reduce gun violence in communities. Moderna

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Jun 23

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Coleman leaving Genesis for Nebraska hospital. Curt Coleman, president of critical access hospitals for Genesis Health System, will leave the organization Friday, July 15. DHS announces Iowa Medicaid pharmacy program changes. The Iowa Department of Human Services has announced several changes to tthe Iowa Mediciad program. PAMA lab-test private-payer-rate reporting

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Jun 22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Infant, toddler COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency-use authorization Friday for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older. IHA releases community benefit surveys and economic impact data. IHA launched a public dashboard with data from the Community Benefit and

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Jun 22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

IHA advocacy team weekly roundup. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed several bills into law this week, including workforce bills that expand loan repayment and scholarship programs IHA submits comments for FY23 hospital IPPS proposed rule. Yesterday, IHA submitted written comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the 2023 fiscal

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Jun 16

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

Hospitals and patients win in Supreme Court 340B case. In a victory for hospitals and the vulnerable communities they serve, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled the Department of Health and Human Services outpatient payment cuts to hospitals in the 340B program were unlawful. CMS announces first penalties under price

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Jun 14

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA advocacy team weekly roundup. Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds is scheduled to sign HF 2546, a bill about psychiatric intensive inpatient care Medicaid reimbursement. RHSHC Board Chair George Willis remembered. George Willis, 68, of Cresco died this weekend after a long illness. Willis was the board chair of Regional Health

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