Mo HealthNet recently released a bulletin regarding provider based clinics billing for laboratory and radiology services.  Effective January 1, claims billed by a provider based rural health clinic for the technical component of a laboratory or radiology service will b...

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has announced the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program (Outreach Program) is accepting applications through December 6, 2017. Applicants must be:

  • Located in a rural county or eligible census tract

  • A rural...

Open Enrollment for 2018 Medicare health and drug plans began October 15 and ends December 7, 2017.

Plan costs and covered benefits can change from year to year. Individuals with Medicare should look at their coverage choices and decide the options that best fits their...

MO HealthNet recently posted two tips for providers on immunizations and pharmacy dispensing fees.  The department's Hot Tips can be found online here.  

Immunizations

MO HealthNet providers billing vaccines for dual eligible participants shall bill Medica...

On October 1, Mo HealthNet will implement the ICD-10 changes that are effective for dates of service on or after October 1, 2017. The update includes the Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis code changes and the Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) surgical proc...

Check out KBIA's interview with the Missouri Hospital Association and Citizens Memorial Hospital on the impact of federal DSH cuts on rural hospitals and communities.  You can also find the story at:  http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-federal-funding-cuts-could-hur...

The National Rural Health Resource Center has released an updated version of the Sliding Fee Scale Discount Guide for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics.  The updated guide includes new information and details relevant to rural health clinics.

This...

Mo HealthNet released the following provider tip to clarify billing for rural health clinic laboratory and radiological services.  Provider tips are also available online here.  

Provider-based Rural Health Clinics (RHC) should not bill the MO HealthNet Division (MHD) f...

On July 13, CMS issued a proposed rule to update payment policies and rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2018.  A full list of the proposed changes is available here.  They include:   

Payments for Off-Campus Provider-Bas...

Eligibility requirements will change at the end of June for the MORx program, which pays for 50% of eligible low-income seniors' out-of-pocket costs for medications covered by Medicare Part D.  

As of June 30, MORx members only covered by Medicare will no long...

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