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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Jun 13

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

IHA advocacy team weekly roundup. The 2022 primary election was held Tuesday, June 7, and now the slates are set for the upcoming mid-term elections in November. GDMP, One Iowa to host LGBTQ inclusion webinar. The Greater Des Moines Partnership and One Iowa will host a webinar to help organizations

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Jun 10

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA Tee Off Classic starts 2022 PAC campaign. The IHA PAC campaign formally kicked off yesterday at the IHA Tee Off Golf Classic event. Stage set for 2022 midterm elections. On Tuesday, Iowans voted in the 2022 midterm primary elections. 62 hospital members signed DEI pledge. More than half of

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Jun 07

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. With the close of the 2022 legislative session, the IHA advocacy team continues to work with partner organizations and hospital advocates to set the stage for the 2023 legislative session. Hospital Heroes submissions due next week. The deadline to submit Hospital Heroes nominations is a

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Jun 06

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

IHA critical access hospital financial analysis released. An IHA critical access hospital financial analysis was released last week providing all-payer comparative financial ratios and metrics for critical access hospitals compared to benchmark groups. Health system advisory group looks to future priorities. The IHA Health System Advisory Group met May 31,

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