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February 19, 2013
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Deadline passes with 26 federal exchanges, 7 partnerships
    The health insurance exchange landscape is taking shape as Friday was the deadline for states to commit to their approach. Twenty-six states defaulted to federally run exchanges. Seven opted for federal-state partnerships, and 17 states plus the District of Columbia plan to run their own. Missouri and Montana are the only states with Democratic governors in the federal exchange group. The Washington Times (2/16), The Washington Post/WonkBlog (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Kansas RN tapped to lead HHS Region 7
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appointed Stephene Moore, a registered nurse, as director of HHS Region 7 covering Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Moore was a senior HHS adviser and is married to Dennis Moore, a former U.S. representative from Kansas. Stephene Moore was the Democratic nominee to replace her husband in 2010 but lost the general election. The Republic (Columbus, Ind.)/The Associated Press (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Iowa's SANE nurses train to help assault victims
    Registered nurses choose to work on the Mid-Iowa Sexual Assault Response Team because they have compassion for sexual assault victims and want to build knowledge and skills in nursing, said Shannon Knudsen, who leads the sexual assault nurse examiners who work in the program. To become a SANE nurse, RNs must have at least one year of nursing experience, complete a 40-hour course and train with an examiner. The Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model) (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Care News 
  • Indianapolis health systems partner to coordinate care
    Community Health Network and Wishard Health Services have committed to an operating partnership to manage their Indianapolis hospitals and health care facilities to meet the increase in coverage expected under the Affordable Care Act. The partnership will include 29 primary care centers and 28 behavioral health facilities. Indianapolis Business Journal (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kan. hospitals get help reducing energy use
    Wichita State University is helping Kansas hospitals to use less energy and materials. Research found that reusable items, including surgical gowns and drapes, and the use of lower-energy imaging, including CT scans, resulted in energy savings. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MONA News 
  • Participate in the MONA Regional Advocacy Network
    Want to learn more about the legislative process and how MONA advocates for you at the Missouri Capitol? RSVP today to participate in one or more MONA Regional Advocacy Network events. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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