Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Audio: Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers a multitude of services including LIHEAP and services for women

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri provides various services in the Green Hills area.  One of those services is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps households in need with utilities. Executive Director Chris Small reports Community Action works with more than 40 utility vendors. Some of the vendors are municipal […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital earns five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton is the only critical access hospital in the state of Missouri to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The new ratings were released by CMS on April 28. There are 35 critical access hospitals in Missouri. The rating also places Wright Memorial in the […]

Healthcare

Lawmakers introduce legislation to protect rural health clinics from added financial strain during COVID-19 crisis

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Mark Warner (Va.) introduced legislation to prevent further financial instability for rural health clinics and safeguard the care they provide to underserved communities. The bipartisan Strengthening Rural Health Clinics Act of 2021 would make a technical fix to protect existing rural health clinics from a sudden and unexpected Medicare […]

Healthcare

Special enrollment period to obtain healthcare insurance through federal marketplace begins today

Today begins a special three month enrollment period for consumers to obtain health insurance through the federal marketplace. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances in accessing health insurance and provides the special enrollment period through May 15th. Consumers who are eligible to apply and enroll are in […]

Lady Justice with court gavel

Woman first in the nation charged with misappropriating monies designed for COVID medical provider relief

A Michigan woman was indicted on allegations that she intentionally misappropriated government funds that were designed to aid medical providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and used them for her own personal expenses. Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin of […]

Healthcare

Special enrollment period to be held on healthcare website to obtain or change insurance plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances for consumers in accessing health insurance and will provide a Special Enrollment Period for individuals and families to apply and enroll in the coverage they need. This SEP will be available to consumers in the 36 states served by Marketplaces […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors presented information on a variety of topics at latest meeting

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard about various topics at its meeting on December 15th. It was announced the United States Department of Agriculture approved the energy project. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff explained the project involves replacing the boiler and putting in mini-split units in each resident room. Each of those units […]

Meals On Wheels Gallatin Final

Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin to resume meal delivery on Monday

The Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin will resume the normal delivery of Meals on Wheels on November 16th. Carry-out meals will also be available from 11 to noon. The dine-in program will remain suspended, and the center will still be closed to the public, except during carry-out meal service. Anyone entering the center is […]

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Audio: Federal data shows COVID has killed 1,400 Missouri nursing home residents and 20 workers

The latest federal information shows the coronavirus has killed more than 1,400 Missouri nursing home residents and 20 workers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report shows the figures make up nearly half of the state’s 3,100 COVID-19 deaths. Missouri has 521 federally licensed nursing homes. The report does not include assisted living centers […]

Curbside Flu Shots November 2, 2020

Livingston County Health Center to offer curbside Flu Shot Clinic November 2, 2020

Livingston County Health Center has announced an upcoming opportunity for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. A Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Monday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the lunch hour, in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County […]

Medicare

Missouri program offers free help during Medicare open enrollment

Roughly 10,000 people age into Medicare healthcare coverage each day in the United States. In Missouri, about 1.16 million individuals are Medicare beneficiaries. Each year, an open enrollment period gives Missourians on Medicare the chance to review their prescription drug and healthcare coverage options. The state Department of Commerce and Insurance offers free help to […]

Medicare

Audio: Missouri agency offering free help to Missourians with Medicare coverage

The state Department of Insurance and Commerce is offering free assistance to Missourians with Medicare coverage during the open enrollment period.     State officials say the CLAIM program has more than 225 trained and certified volunteers to provide free, unbiased counseling and education. Missourians can review their plan options and costs – or change […]