Air Ambulance Bill of the month

Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]

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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, […]

Healthcare

Ambetter from Home State Health once again the only option for insurance in most Green Hills counties

The Missouri Division of Insurance reports there’s just one choice in the Green Hills counties for consumers who seek health insurance next year on the federal marketplace and accessible through the website healthcare.gov. Open enrollment for 2019 begins today and ends December 15th for Missourians who plan to purchase private health coverage. The time period […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System no longer to accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019

Saint Luke’s Health System has announced it will no longer accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019. Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Ambetter was the only option for health insurance in the area for 2018 on the Health Insurance Marketplace for residents who did not […]

Emergency Alert System

Nationwide test of the “Emergency Alert System” scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, plans to conduct a nationwide test Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Alert System. The wireless portion is scheduled for 1:18 Central time and Emergency Alert System is at 1:20. The test will assess the operational readiness […]

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Steve Scheiber named interim CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System announced Thursday that Chief Executive Officer of Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe Steve Schieber has also been named the interim CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. Saint Luke’s reports the appointment will streamline leadership of the two facilities and consolidate management of the health system’s northern Missouri market. Since Schieber […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital Sleep Lab receives accreditation

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Lab recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Wright Memorial Hospital on meeting the high standards required to earn accreditation as a sleep disorders center,” said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, AASM president. “Wright Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Lab is an important resource […]