Legislative Update – Week Four


The caucuses on Monday and winter weather on Tuesday meant another abbreviated but busy week at the Capitol. This week saw numerous subcommittee hearings and committee meetings on health policy and funding proposals.

New Members (January 30, 2016 – February 5, 2016)


We welcome the following new members to the Iowa Medical Society from the period of January 30, 2016 to February 5, 2016.

MCOs Offer Details on Billing, Prior Authorization Procedures


The recent informational sessions held jointly by the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) and each of IA Health Link's three managed care organizations (MCOs) have offered practices long-awaited details from each MCO.

Physician Burnout Higher than General Working Population


When the IMS Board of Directors meets on February 18, the major issue discussion will focus on addressing physician burnout. According to an AMA/Mayo Clinic study, physicians have reported an increase in burnout rates in recent years.

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