Medicaid Missouri

Missouri House passes Medicaid provider tax bill, preventing major budget cuts

(Missouri Independent) – With fewer than 12 hours to spare before the start of a new fiscal year, the Missouri House on Wednesday approved a bill extending medical provider taxes essential to balancing the budget, forestalling more than $700 million in cuts planned by Gov. Mike Parson. Divisions over how and whether to add provisions sought by […]

Governor Mike Parson

Parson gives Missouri Legislature deadline of high noon Tuesday to reach deal on healthcare tax proposal

(Missouri Independent) – Gov. Mike Parson gave lawmakers a deadline of noon Tuesday to strike a deal to renew medical provider taxes vital to funding Medicaid or accept responsibility for more than $700 million in cuts from the state budget that takes effect July 1.  If not, the governor says he will freeze funding in Missouri’s […]

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Prosecutions and convictions lead to barring of four Individuals from participating in government healthcare Services

Due to prosecutions and convictions obtained by the Missouri Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, four Missouri providers were added to the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s exclusion list, meaning that they are excluded from participating in all government healthcare programs. “My Office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit works tirelessly to root out, […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Audio: Top MO Senate Democrat says anti-Medicaid expansion Republicans are more concerned about their next office

The next state budget does not include funding to expand Medicaid healthcare coverage to another 275-thousand low-income Missouri adults. The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature refused to fund the expansion – setting up an expected court battle. John Rizzo, the top Democrat in the Missouri Senate, says the GOP is more concerned about their next office.   […]

Medicaid Missouri

Audio: Missouri’s House Budget Committee Chairman outlines Medicaid-related budget bill

Missouri’s House Budget Committee learned details today (Tuesday) about a budget blueprint from Chairman Cody Smith to use dollars slated for Medicaid expansion for other programs instead. Funding includes 26-million dollars for adult daycare and home-delivered meals. Chairman Smith testifies the funding also includes 88-million dollars for nursing home care.     This involves a […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for those who fit criteria

Livingston County Health Center would like to announce the availability of a small number of doses of COVID-19 available to any county resident who fits the criteria for Phase 1B Tiers 1 & 2. This list includes aged 65 and older and any adults under 65 with cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, weakened […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Livingston County Health Center receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Livingston County Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the Tier 1A Population in the county.    The CDC defines Tier 1A as “Paid and unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and cannot work from […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital to host third annual Live Nativity Scene

The Wright Memorial Hospital Spiritual Wellness Team will be hosting the third annual Live Nativity on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The event will begin underneath the Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group entrance awning and will conclude inside the hospital’s Education Center. The live display will feature five simple scenes that illustrate […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

Over 260 students recognized at North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarship Reception

The 2018-2019 North Central Missouri College Scholarship Reception was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Ketcham Community Center.  Over 260 students were recognized for receiving an NCMC Foundation, Athletic, SSS or other institutional scholarship.  The event was hosted by the North Central Missouri College Foundation and sponsored by US Bank and PDQ Cleaning.  […]

St. Francis Hospital in Maryville

Mosaic Life Care finalizes St. Francis Hospital purchase terms With SSM Health

Mosaic Life Care, a health-care system based in St. Joseph, Mo., and St. Louis-based SSM Health, have finalized the purchase agreement to transfer ownership of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville. The agreement includes St. Francis Hospital and its affiliated outpatient, home care, hospice, and medical group services and locations, as well as SSM […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System joins KHIN Health Information Exchange

Saint Luke’s Health System is the newest addition to the list of healthcare participants now sending and receiving patient data through the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). The faith-based, not-for-profit health system with a significant presence in Kansas and Missouri includes 16 hospitals and campuses, several primary and specialty care practices, inpatient and outpatient care, […]

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SSM Health in talks with Mosaic to transfer ownership of facilities

SSM Health has signed letters of intent with two Missouri health systems to explore transferring ownership of its ministries in Maryville, Jefferson City, and Mexico. The Catholic, not-for-profit health system based in Saint Louis is in discussions with Mosaic Life Care based in Saint Joseph to transfer ownership of Saint Francis Hospital—Maryville and affiliated outpatient […]