A COMMUNITY-WIDE HEALTH CRISIS:  The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths across the United States annually.  In 2015, heroin overdose deaths rose 23%, and deaths from synthetic opioids, such as illicit fentanyl, rose by 73%...

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...

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