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Focus on Mental Health, Opioid Impact at 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit September 6-7

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Mental health and the impact of the opioid epidemic on the workforce augment a robust lineup of educational breakout sessions at the upcoming 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit on September 6-7 in downtown Indianapolis. The two-day summit is one of the largest annual gatherings of wellness professionals in the state and is a partnership between the Indiana [...]

2018-07-26T10:08:46+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

Banks Named Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman; Hollingsworth Bills Pass in JOBS and Investor Confidence Act; Young Leading Bipartisan Effort on Retirement Security

- Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) was recently named chairman of the newly established Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee will provide oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health records transition and other enterprise technology modernization projects. “I am honored (House Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Chairman Phil Roe has entrusted me with leading the subcommittee and I look [...]

2018-07-20T14:33:45+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Purdue University Fort Wayne: Student-Athletes Gain Access to Elite Care in New Partnership With Lutheran Health Network

Purdue University Fort Wayne and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that the university has formed a partnership with Lutheran Health Network to provide comprehensive health care for all student-athletes. This partnership will expand services and resources to help provide comprehensive health care in the fields of sports medicine, sports performance, and beyond. “Health care for our student-athletes [...]

2018-07-11T09:15:28+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Federal Relations: News Briefs From Indiana’s Delegation

The House has passed IRS reforms, including a measure Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced to strengthen IRS accountability for modernizing its information technology (IT) systems.“The first priority of the IRS should be serving taxpayers, but it can’t do that with decades-old technology and a broken process. Repeated failures, delays and cost overruns have opened up a trust gap between [...]

2018-04-27T14:18:52+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

WGU Indiana: Master of Health Leadership Degree Realigned to Support Changing Healthcare Industry Needs (Indianapolis)

WGU Indiana’s Master of Health Leadership (MHL) program has been realigned to meet today’s health leadership needs, enabling graduates to lead organizations in delivering the right support at the right time. The MHL provides skills and tools to deliver innovative and value-based care and manage change related to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other new health initiatives. Offered by [...]

2018-07-06T16:01:43+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Health Care Price Transparency Sought; ACA Lawsuit Filed; Medical Device Tax Meeting Held

- Senator Todd Young is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators are specifically seeking responses to a dozen questions ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices. “Real world [...]

2018-03-02T13:26:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to Headline Chamber’s Legislative Dinner

Reince Priebus believes the Republican Party could be in for a rough midterm election if leaders don’t follow through on two key campaign promises. Of health care and tax reform: “If you’re selling something continuously that you’re going to get it done, you’ve got to get it done. You can’t misrepresent,” says the former White House chief of staff. [...]

2017-12-20T12:36:12+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Set to Headline Chamber’s Legislative Dinner Feb. 13

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Reince Priebus believes the Republican Party could be in for a rough midterm election if leaders don’t follow through on two key campaign promises. Of health care and tax reform: “If you’re selling something continuously that you’re going to get it done, you’ve got to get it done. You can’t misrepresent,” says the former White House chief of [...]

2017-12-20T12:35:16+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Federal – Taxation: Health Insurance Tax Back in Play, Effective Jan. 1 Unless Congress Acts

The fate of Obamacare’s health insurance tax (HIT) is currently being decided in negotiations over a year-end bill. Also in the mix is a two-year delay of Obamacare’s medical device tax, loosening the restrictions on health savings accounts and delay of the Cadillac tax – all Indiana Chamber-supported efforts. HIT implementation has consistently been delayed. But Congress is cutting [...]

2017-12-08T14:14:22+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Trump Makes Own Moves on Health Care – What They Mean

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday in what was called the first steps in reforming the U.S. health care system. The executive order has three major directives. First, it directs the Secretary of Labor to consider expanding access to association health plans (AHPs). Second, it directs the Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services [...]

2017-10-13T11:10:47+00:00 October 13th, 2017|