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  • Friday, April 29, 2016 10:56 AM
    Norene Mostkoff, president and CEO of Des Moines-based HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, will become president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Health System in Atlanta. 

  • SafeNetRX  expands prescription services to low-income Iowans
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 29, 2016 6:00 AM
    A nonprofit organization that began in 2001 to help Iowa seniors manage soaring prescription costs has evolved into a far-reaching initiative to assist some of the state’s most vulnerable populations in accessing low- or no-cost prescription medicines on a temporary basis. 

  • Monday, April 25, 2016 2:47 PM
    UnitedHealthcare will discontinue Individual health insurance coverage both on and off the health insurance exchange in Iowa in 2017, Iowa Insurance Division officials said today. 

  • Monday, April 25, 2016 10:25 AM
    Newly enacted legislation expands a pilot project that will let so-called tele-pharmacy services go statewide in communities with more than 500 residents, Radio Iowa reported.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, April 22, 2016 4:32 PM
    Why do my company’s health insurance costs continue to rise, and what can I expect to see in the next five years? How much have health care costs gone up due to high drug prices? How well are affordable care organizations working, and what can we expect to see from them moving forward? These are a few of the questions we posed to the four experts the Business Record assembled recently for a video roundtable on the health care industry.

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 10:35 AM
    More families with autistic children would get access to a revolving fund to pay for intensive treatment would under a human services budget approved in the Republican-controlled Iowa House this week, Iowa Public Radio reported.

  • Power Roundtable: Health care
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 22, 2016 6:00 AM

    Why do my company’s health insurance costs continue to rise, and what can I expect to see in the next five years? How much have health care costs gone up due to high drug prices? How well are affordable care organizations working, and what can we expect to see from them moving forward? 

    These are a few of the questions we posed to the four experts the Business Record assembled recently for a discussion with me and Business Record Editor Chris Conetzkey. 


  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:09 PM
    ChildServe and UnitedHealthcare have established a new relationship that provides children enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans access to all ChildServe facilities and care providers, the organizations announced.

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:19 AM
    Optimae LifeServices Inc. is expanding into Marion County, where it will offer community-based, behavioral health and home health services. 

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:52 AM
    Iowa Prescription Drug Corp. announced it has changed its name to SafeNetRx.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 15, 2016 3:00 PM
    Should psychologists in Iowa be allowed to prescribe medications to treat mental illness? Legislation that recently passed the Iowa Senate would allow psychologists who receive extensive additional training and certification to be able to prescribe so-called psychotropic drugs to their patients.
     

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 15, 2016 2:57 PM
    Should psychologists in Iowa be allowed to prescribe medications to treat mental illness? Legislation that recently passed the Iowa Senate would allow psychologists who receive extensive additional training and certification to be able to prescribe so-called psychotropic drugs to their patients.
     

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 10:41 AM
    Ames biopharmaceutical company NewLink Genetics Corp. announced that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a NewLink subsidiary a $2.8 million base contract with potential future options of $6.3 million to support the development of vaccines against filovirus species including Marburg and Ebola Sudan viruses. 

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016 3:26 PM
    Some key Iowa legislators say they are skeptical that this year's attempt to allow medicinal cannabis manufacturers and dispensaries in the state will pass. 

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:51 PM
    On May 19, the Healthiest State Initiative will bring Iowans together to step it up -- both literally and figuratively.

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