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Nov16

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Manchester hospital joins program aimed at reducing opioid misuse Manchester’s Regional Medical Center is one of the first four rural health care facilities in the state to join a program designed to reduce opioid misuse in Iowa by implementing altered surgical protocols. Manchester’s Regional Medical Center is participating

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Nov15

Pediatric surge starting in Iowa. IHA is convening a weekly pediatric surge partner meeting to discuss concerns about the pediatric surge seen in the state. IHA releases latest hospital data trends. IHA has collected data trends from 99 hospitals for January-September 2022 as compared with the same time frame in 2021: Review

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Nov14

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news What is the rural emergency hospital designation? Does it work with CMS? Federal officials have finalized rules on a new payment model for hospitals that aims to preserve access to certain medical services in rural areas. With the increase in the number of rural hospital closures over the

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Nov14

UNI nursing program approved by regents. To help address nursing staffing shortages, the Iowa Board of Regents approved the University of Northern Iowa’s proposal to plan, develop and implement a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. IHA advocacy team weekly round up. Several hospital champions were elected to the Iowa

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Nov11

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Voters in 5 of 8 Iowa counties pass EMS essential funding Voters in eight of Iowa’s 99 counties had EMS essential funding referendums on their ballots on Nov. 8. Five counties received the required 60% threshold to pass the ballot referendum. In Iowa, EMS is not considered an

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Nov10

Hospital champions elected in 2022 midterm elections. With dozens of open races in the 2022 midterm elections, IHA is pleased several hospital champions were elected to the state legislature.  IHA education council highlights workforce initiatives. The IHA Council on Education and Member Services met Wednesday, Nov. 9 with Laurie Conner, President,

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Nov09

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news MercyOne to use technology to transform into a PHSO MercyOne wants to evolve its accountable care organization from good to great — a tough task in rural America, where value-based care is a lofty concept. The health system is partnering with technology vendor Signify Health, beginning next year,

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Nov08

Iowa HHS seeking feedback for telehealth procedures post-PHE. On a Monday call about draft decisions for tehelealth billing after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services presented its draft proposals for which telehealth procedure codes will remain in place or not continue. Joe

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Nov07

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news UnityPoint spins off 3 Illinois hospitals to Carle Health Urbana, Illinois-based Carle Health signed a strategic affiliation agreement with Peoria, Ill.-based UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health. The agreement results in Carle Health taking over as the parent organization of UnityPoint Health –

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Nov07

IHA advocacy team weekly round up. The comment period is open for the psychiatric intensive care reimbursement rate. The IHA advocacy team attended Iowa Health and Human Services work group meetings where the reimbursement rate was set. IHA releases latest hospital data trends. IHA had collected data trends from 100 hospitals

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