Iowa Healthcare Law Blog

News & Updates on Legal, Policy, & Business Issues Facing the Health Care Industry in Iowa

Medicare/Medicaid Reform and ACA Repeal on the Horizon, MACRA Moves Forward for Now
The new administration’s agenda for health care may have come into clearer focus with President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of House Representative Tom Price, MD, a Republican from
Continue Reading President-Elect Trump Names Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) as HHS Secretary, Seema Verma, Health Care Consultant, as CMS Administrator

QRUR Informal Review Also Available.
Physicians and other eligible professionals and practices who failed to meet criteria for satisfactory PQRS reporting in calendar year (CY) 2015 now face a negative 2% adjustment in Medicare Part B payments for CY 2017.
Continue Reading Time Remains to File a request for Informal Review of CY 2017 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

Even so, employers are best protected in giving statutory notice and medical providers are best protected in assuring that continued care remains authorized.
Notification requirements imposed by Iowa’s workers’ compensation law upon employers authorizing care for an injured employee took
Continue Reading Iowa Supreme Court Crafts An Avenue Of Relief For Employers Who Fail To Notify Injured Workers That Medical Care Is No Longer Authorized