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Aug04

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news West Burlington hospital closes one unit, limits inpatient capacity after $40 million loss Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington has closed its skilled care unit and is limiting inpatient bed capacity in three other units as it seeks to get out from under an operating loss

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Aug04

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

2022 IHA Annual Meeting returns to in-person event. After two years of virtual meetings, hospital leaders and advocates will meet in-person at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines for the 2022 IHA Annual Meeting. CMS issues final rule for hospital inpatient and LTCH final rule. The Centers

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Aug03

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news VA of Central Iowa to celebrate opening of new primary care clinic VA of Central Iowa announced the opening of its new primary care clinic in Southridge Mall in Des Moines. VA of Central Iowa has been transitioning patients into the new 42,000-square-foot clinic through July and continuing

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Aug02

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. Today, the IHA advocacy team is hosting a regulatory webinar to review the conditions of participation for rural emergency hospitals and proposed payment policies. Nancy Ruzicka, a consultant on state and federal rules, will lead the webinar. HHS releases tool to estimate emergency supply needs.

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Aug01

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Mercy Iowa City cannot find new health care partner Mercy Iowa City is ending its search to find a new health care partner, instead opting to remain affiliated with the MercyOne health network. A spokesperson with Mercy Iowa City confirmed the hospital is sticking with the status quo,

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Aug01

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

Miller-Meeks introduces IHA-supported travel nurse bill. A new bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives to examine the impact of nursing agencies on the health care industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. IHA advocacy team weekly round up. The IHA advocacy team met with nine candidates for the

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Jul29

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Iowa while hospitalizations remain steady COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa dipped slightly over the past week but the number of new reported COVID-19 cases continued to climb, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Jul29

Register for infection prevention regulatory webinar. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its condition of participation for infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship on March 30, 2020. Nancy Ruzicka, Alicia Reed named CHI Health Mercy Corning president. After serving as interim president of CHI Health Mercy Corning, Alicia Reed was named

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Jul27

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news 10 Iowa hospitals receive 5 stars from CMS CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022, giving 429 hospitals a rating of five stars, including 10 in Iowa. CMS assigned star ratings to hospitals nationwide based on their performance across five quality categories. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

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Jul26

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. During the July 16 pharmacy issues work group meetings, members were tasked with collecting stories and data about the effects of pharmacy benefit managers and the 340B pricing programs. Register for upcoming Iowa Medicaid town hall meeting. Iowa Medicaid members and health care providers can participate

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