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New hospitals and health care providers join successful, cutting-edge federal initiative that cuts costs and puts patients at the center of their care
January 12, 2016 - DES MOINES, IOWA – University of Iowa Health Alliance Accountable Care Organization, LLC, was selected as one of 100 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today. That brings the total to 434 Shared Savings Program ACOs serving over 7.7 million beneficiaries. more>>>
Great River Health Systems is Fifth Member
November 3, 2015 – The University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) announced today that Great River Health Systems has become its fifth member. Great River Health Systems brings additional health care providers and facilities to the alliance in Southeast Iowa including Fairfield, Fort Madison, Keokuk, Mediapolis, Mount Pleasant, Wapello, Burlington, and West Burlington. Its service area also includes West-central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. more>>
May 2015 Report to our Communities
Printable version of the report.
NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people
Large, multi-site, multi-intervention trial will test new patient-centered strategies
Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well. To find effective, evidence-based strategies to address the personal and public health burden of these falls, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have joined to support a clinical trial to test individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries. The award, made by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the NIH and funded by PCORI as part of the Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership of the two organizations, is expected to total some $30 million over the five-year project. more>>>
ACO Agreement With Iowa Medicaid
April 3, 2014
The State of Iowa has signed agreement to encourage healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes for thousands of Iowans covered by the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan.