Jan 17

Today’s NewsStand

By Roxanne Strike| News

Iowa news Study finds fewer postpartum hospitalization in states expanding Medicaid A new study has found states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility saw fewer postpartum hospitalizations. The study, which was published in the journal Health Affairs this week, compared hospital data from 2010 to 2017 for four states that expanded Medicaid and

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Jan 13

Today’s NewsStand

By Roxanne Strike| News

Iowa news Iowa pharmacist compounds medicines in wake of Tylenol shortages An Iowa pharmacy is relying on “old school” methods to provide liquid forms of common medications to children. Leslie Herron, a pharmacist and owner of the Sumpter Pharmacy in Adel, is compounding acetaminophen to fight Tylenol shortages. “The reason

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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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Dec 01

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

ASPR releases resources for pediatric surge response. The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response launched a website addressing the pediatric respiratory illness surge affecting hospital capacity. State preparing for COVID-19 bivalent pediatric booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allowing preordering for the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster for

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Nov 22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Pediatric surge resources available. Experts from the Pediatric Pandemic Network and its federally funded partners are sharing resources to support immediate responses to the pediatric surge of RSV, flu and COVID-19. PRF portal open for late reporting. The Health Resources and Services Administration opened the Provider Relief Fund reporting portal for

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Oct 11

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

HHS to start adjusting payment rates for certain 340B hospitals. The Department of Health and Human Services will begin restoring a payment rate of average sales price plus 6% for 340B drug claims in about two weeks, the department told a United State District Court for the District of Columbia. IHA

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Sep 22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Johnson, Newman named co-interim CEOs of LCHC. Lucas County Health Center announced Lori Johnson and Teresa Newman as co-interim CEOs of Lucas County Health Center. Phishing, insulin pump security leave hospitals and patients at risk. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration alerted the health

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Sep 20

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Solutions offered by Advanced Leadership Academy presentations. Join the 2022 IHA Advanced Leadership Academy cohort to learn about innovative approaches to improving hospital operations. IHA advocacy team weekly preview. Cybersecurity is an important issue for hospitals and health systems. The IHA advocacy team met with The Technology Association of Iowa to

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Sep 15

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Genesis Health System and MercyOne announce intent to partner . Genesis Health System and MercyOne have signed a letter of intent to develop a strategic partnership. IHA submits comments about OPPS proposed rule. In submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, IHA broadly supported CMS' proposals to

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Sep 12

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Blessing Health Keokuk closure highlights importance of REH. Blessing Health System announced it will shutter the doors of Blessing Health Keokuk at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Kathy Hull, chief of small rural hospitals for Blessing Health, said the hospital has been in a financial crisis for 10 years. Meet

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Sep 12

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

IHA submits REH, CAH conditions of participation comments to CMS. Yesterday, IHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the conditions of participation for rural emergency hospitals and updates to the conditions of participation for critical access hospitals. Bill would extend Medicare-dependent and low-volume adjustment programs. To

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Aug 25

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

Exclusive PAC session to feature political reporter Dave Wasserman. IHA PAC members who donated $350 or more to the IHA PAC in 2022 will be invited to an exclusive PAC session during the 2022 IHA Annual Meeting. Rogalski named administrator for two Genesis Health Systems sites. Ted Rogalski is taking

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