Missouri Hospital Association

Missouri hospitals’ community benefit exceeded $3.3 billion In 2017

New data from the Missouri Hospital Association reveals that in 2017, the state’s hospitals provided more than $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and exceeded $3.3 billion in total community benefit — record totals for both categories. The report and hospital-specific data are available on the association’s consumer data site, FocusOnHospitals.com. “Hospitals are committed to building […]

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 […]

Police Chase

Driver runs from Chillicothe police, pursuit entails, ends when driver crashes in Caldwell County

Approximately thirty minutes prior to the Caldwell County accident Saturday, Chillicothe Police received a phone call from a citizen in reference to a reckless driver. The complainant advised they were nearly struck by the suspects’ vehicle, along with the same vehicle nearly striking a school bus and another vehicle head-on. Chillicothe Chief Jon Maples reported […]