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  • Friday, April 21, 2017 3:38 PM
    For the better part of a decade, a group of Iowa chiropractors has sought to prove that Wellmark Inc. has violated state antitrust laws through its rate structure for chiropractic services. 

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 11:17 AM

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:55 AM
    Here's an interesting summary of actions that Minnesota has taken in the past year to respond to Blue Cross and Blue Shield's exit from that state's individual insurance market, a dilemma that's now faced by Iowa with Wellmark's and Aetna's recent decisions to pull out of the individual market in 2018.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:49 AM

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:20 PM
    The Healthiest State Initiative has chosen the first 15 fellows for the Iowa Walking College, a six-month training program to strengthen local efforts to make the state's communities more walkable and livable.

  • Monday, April 17, 2017 3:14 PM

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, April 17, 2017 10:36 AM
    Here's an interesting take on the complex issue of medical tort reform from David Lind, who argues that legislation capping non-economic damages to $250,000 will not provide incentives for providers to alter their practices to avoid medical errors in the first place. 

  • Friday, April 14, 2017 3:15 PM
    Eric Crowell, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:00 PM
    Eight major health care associations are urging the Trump administration and Congress to quickly stabilize the individual insurance market by funding cost-sharing reductions, which currently help 7 million Americans afford coverage on the exchanges, Becker's Hospital Review reported.

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:28 AM
    Healthy Birth Day Inc., the nonprofit organization that created the Count the Kicks awareness program, has hired Emily Price as its first executive director.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:39 PM
    Mercy Comfort Health Center for Women is inviting the community to tour and learn more about the new health care facility, which is dedicated to providing specialty care to women in midlife.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:00 PM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield could conceivably stay in the individual health insurance market next year, and on top of that reduce current premiums by at least 30 percent, if — and this is a big if — Congress can enact legislation to create the right conditions for a viable individual market, says CEO John Forsyth.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:00 PM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield could conceivably stay in the individual health insurance market next year, and on top of that reduce current premiums by at least 30 percent, if — and this is a big if — Congress can enact legislation to create the right conditions for a viable individual market, says CEO John Forsyth.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 3:37 PM

  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 3:37 PM
    A 69-year-old Des Moines Area Community College instructor leads the largest stair climb team this year during the American Lung Association in Iowa's 2017 Fight For Air Climb on April 9. 

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