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September 10, 2013
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Rand: ACA will not lead to widespread premium hikes
    The Affordable Care Act will affect individual and small-group health insurance prices differently state by state but will not raise premiums overall, according to a Rand Corp. study. Premiums could soar by up to 43% on the individual market in Ohio, North Dakota and Minnesota. Rates could drop in New Mexico and Louisiana. The study concludes that the number of uninsured will drop significantly and challenges forecasts that the law will significantly increase premiums. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (8/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Okla., Ind. get temporary OK for low-income health programs
    Oklahoma's low-income health program will be permitted to operate for one more year while the state thinks about its next move under the Affordable Care Act, CMS said. Indiana, which rejected Medicaid expansion, received a one-year waiver to continue to operate its own program for people who do not qualify for Medicaid. A CMS spokeswoman said the agency was looking forward to working with all states "in bringing a flexible, state-based approach to Medicaid coverage expansion." The Hill/Healthwatch blog (9/6), Reuters (9/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nurses for Newborns gives families extra support, education
    Nurses for Newborns has become a lifeline for infants and their families in the St. Louis region and 20 more Missouri counties, with more than 13,400 home visits in the past year. Registered nurses check on infants' health and teach families about issues such as obesity, nutrition and child abuse prevention. St. Louis Beacon (9/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 8 tips for integrating PAs, APNs into practices
    The Illinois Hospital Association has published a document that includes guidance for integrating physician assistants and advanced practice nurses into primary care practices. Collaborating with and educating a practice's medical staff, establishing clear competencies, and ensuring scope-of-practice rules are followed are among ways to facilitate successful integration, according to the IHA. (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Barrier-free care for Missouri
    Many of the elements and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. Implementation of IOM Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers is a current focus for MONA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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