Mo HealthNet Presumptive Eligibility Authorization Notices Bulletin

The MO HealthNet “Presumptive Eligibility Authorization Notices” provider bulletin has been posted to the web at: http://dss.mo.gov/mhd/providers/pages/bulletins.htm For provider and policy issues regarding MHD Clinical Services Programs, including Pharmacy, The Missouri Rx Plan (MORx), Psychology, Exceptions, and Medical Precertifications, email us at: clinical.services@dss.mo.gov. Questions and comments regarding any other issues should be directed to: ask.MHD@dss.mo.gov

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Participate in the First Annual Missouri Rural Survey

Dear Rural Partners, We need your input! I’m excited to announce that we, in joint effort with the Missouri Rural Development Partners, the University of Missouri Extension, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Office of Rural Development, are launching the first annual Missouri Rural Survey (link).  We want to hear from rural citizens, business owners and leaders about the […]

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Missouri Ranks 37th in America’s Health Rankings

In the latest America’s Health Rankings, published in December 2016, Hawaii remains the healthiest state in the U.S. Missouri ranks 37th, dropping from 36th. The state ranks 40th for senior health and 35th for the health of women and children. Missouri’s strengths include: High percentage of high school graduation Low percentage of children in poverty Small disparity in health status […]

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Health Insurance Equity: Read the latest blog post from CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health

We need to do better in rural communities The Affordable Care Act has been trending lately, and not for good reasons. You may recall that insurance provider UnitedHealth announced its decision to back out of the majority of exchanges last year, and it is joined now by Aetna and Humana as well. Their departures have consumers concerned, and once again […]

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Save the Date! 14th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit

Friday, October 28, 2016 Hilton Garden Conference Center • Columbia, Missouri Featured Speaker: Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D. Brian D. Smedley is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity (www.nationalcollaborative.org), a project that connects research, policy analysis, and communications with on-the-ground activism to advance health equity. In this role, Dr. Smedley oversees several initiatives designed to improve […]

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