Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri hospitals scramble to use new COVID-19 reporting system, or risk losing federal help

The federal government abruptly instructed the nation’s hospitals to shift last week to a new system of reporting COVID-19 data. Missouri Hospital Association spokesman Dave Dillon tells Missourinet they were given 72 hours to make the switch. “That’s when the wheels started coming off the wagon because the state data is linked to the federal […]

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Audio: Hospitals receive CARES Act funds but financial losses continue

Missouri’s hospitals have gotten some relief from the CARES Act- to offset the lost revenue from canceled and NON-COVID related procedures.  But the losses continue, says Dave Dillon of the Missouri Hospital Association- and the majority of the money for health clinics and hospitals is still in Washington.     Missouri’s hospitals got some relief […]

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Missouri Hospital Association: There are laws we need changed in the short term to deal with Coronavirus

As of this posting, two Missourians have tested positive for the coronavirus out of 73 tested. Others are being triaged through clinics, healthcare providers, telemedicine, and hospitals. The burden on hospitals at this time is checking, testing and treating symptomatic patients who come into the emergency rooms– whether they have COVID-19 or not. That could […]

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Healthcare open enrollment for Missourians: Fewer options, less time to choose

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act health exchange starts today. President Trump recently signed an executive order that could offer an alternative to the exchange in the future. The order would allow small businesses to pool their purchasing power into associations that could bargain for cheaper premiums, and do so across state lines. Dave […]