More than 13,500 licensed NPs provide primary, acute, specialty care

SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 13) — Recognizing their many contributions to the health of residents throughout the state, Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared this Nurse Practitioner Week in Illinois.

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nov. 7, 2017 – Genesis Hospice Services and Genesis Grief Support will host a hospice and grief support symposium on Friday, Dec. 15.

The purpose of the event is to share contemporary hospice and grief support information and guidance with participants.

The intended audience for the conference is all faith community leaders and all healthcare professionals.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of 30 senators led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John Cornyn (R-TX) in writing to U.S.

(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 15, 2017) UnityPoint Health announced today it is notifying approximately 54,000 patients that its contract with Amerigroup of Iowa (Amerigroup) may end on December 31, 2017.  Amerigroup is one of the two remaining managed care organizations (MCOs) that participate in Iowa Health Link, Iowa’s managed Medicaid program.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released the findings of a study into the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) implementation of regulations that create potential barriers to the participation of local pharmacies in federal drug take-back programs. The report was requested by Sens.

Senators Express Concern About Conflicting Statements, Urge CMS to Support Inclusion of UDIs on Claim Forms

Text of the letter available here (PDF)

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he helped lead a bipartisan push to ensure the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) remained within the Department of Defense (DOD). As part of negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), provisions were struck from the bill that were originally included in the legislation and would have halted the research.

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have introduced legislation to help families locate missing loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, autism and related conditions. Kevin and Avonte’s Law (S.

Signing coincides with American Diabetes Month