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Jan31

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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Jan30

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Iowa telehealth startup OpenLoop plans massive downtown Des Moines expansion On the fourth floor of the Bank of America Building, workers sipped seltzers and dipped chips under a ceiling-high banana tree and a pink neon light. Many of the employees of Des Moines telehealth startup OpenLoop Health were

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Jan30

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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Weekly Summary The third week of session included movement of IHA’s priorities and IHA's first two Hospital Days on the Hill:   Tort reform Senate File 148 and House File 102: Tort reform is on the move. The IHA-supported bill to place a $1 million hard cap on noneconomic damages

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Jan27

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news UI Heart and Vascular Center updates cardiac cath labs The University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center has added two new cardiac catheterization labs and updated existing ones to increase patient access to the service. The new labs have the most-advanced technology in the state. The new technology

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Jan26

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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Jan25

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news ICN celebrates 30 years of innovation The Iowa Communications Network, one of the country’s pioneers of statewide networks, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023. Created in three parts, the first two parts consisted of installing one state-owned fiber optic connection for service delivery per county, one at

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Jan24

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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Jan23

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Take time to take care of your mental health Coping with stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health struggles can be challenging, and for some, it can be even tougher as the holidays wind down. When stress reaches its peak, it’s time to take a step back and

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Jan23

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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