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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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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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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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 09

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

CMS issues bulletin about continuous enrollment provision The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Thursday issued an informational bulletin about the Medicaid continuous enrollment provision included in the $1.7 billion omnibus bill signed last week. The bill updates various Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program provisions including significant changes to the

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Jan 05

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Hospital Day on the Hill back to in-person event Hospital advocates are crucial to make positive change in health care policies in Iowa. The voices of IHA members and hospital advocates help communicate the important work hospitals do for their patients and communities. That’s why it’s important to join IHA’s

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Jan 03

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Biden signs $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill Last week, President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill keeping the federal government funded through September. H.R. 2617 includes $773 billion for nondefense discretionary spending including several health provisions: Acute Hospital Care at Home Initiative extension until Dec. 31,

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Dec 22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

HHS announces rollout of additional Tamiflu The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response announced they are supplying additional Tamiflu to jurisdictions because of an increased demand for the antiviral during this flu season. Jurisdictions are working with their ASPR regional teams to evaluate requests for Tamiflu through the Strategic National

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