Tag Archives: Missouri

  • State Legislators Take Action to Protect Consumers from Surprise Billing

    Consumer out-of-pocket spending on health care costs, including “surprise” medical bills – often incurred for costly, out-of-network care — is on the rise and state lawmakers are responding with legislation to protect consumers. Surprise bills happen when consumers receive unexpected charges for medical care that they assumed would be comprehensively covered by their insurance plans. […]

    September 18, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Insurance Legislation, State Health Policy Blog
  • Four More States Submit Bills to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada

    As states pursue a wide range of legislation to address rising drug costs, four more states have joined Utah and Vermont to introduce bills to import prescription drugs from Canada through a state-run, wholesale operation. This market-based approach to providing more affordable medicines from Canada, where prescription drugs cost on average 30 percent less than […]

  • In Missouri: As of July 1, 2011, there were 895,998 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, known as MO HealthNet; 406,796 of these individuals were enrolled in managed care. Medicaid beneficiaries who receive supplemental security income (SSI), meet the medical definition for SSI, or are eligible for adoption subsidy benefits are not required to […]

    February 25, 2015 | Filed under: Missouri
  • Many states are developing and implementing strategies for integrating behavioral health with primary care. Integrated care improves patients’ access to behavioral health services, attendance at scheduled appointments, satisfaction with care, and adherence to treatment. Minority populations in particular are more likely to seek mental health treatment from primary care practitioners than from mental health specialists. […]

    August 29, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • The Missouri legislature first promoted medical homes with the passage of SB577 of the 2007 Session Laws, known as the Missouri Health Improvement Act, which including a requirement that MOHealthNet (Medicaid) provide all beneficiaries with a health care home (left undefined in the legislation). The state is also supporting the Missouri Foundation for Health’s (MFH) Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative. MOHealthNet is […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Missouri
  • Under construction–NASHP is continuing to populate this resource so please check back!   If you have any resources about the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents in your state that you would like to share, please email kmooney@nashp.org.

    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Missouri
  • Alan Weil delivered a lecture at a symposium sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University St. Louis. Click here for the presentation. missouri.implementing.aca_.pdf 2.3 MB  

    March 1, 2013 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement, Videos
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Missouri 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Missouri 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Missouri 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Missouri Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Missouri NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Missouri operates a combination CHIP program, […]

    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Missouri
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Missouri
  • The health home state option provides an enticing opportunity for states to better coordinate care for Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness or chronic health issues. This NASHP report identifies strategies from the first four states with approved state plan amendments (MO, NY, OR, and RI) to address five key considerations that states will likely […]