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Study to find if cancer cluster exists
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
Health officials in Missouri's St. Louis County plan to examine a potential cancer cluster in the area around Coldwater Creek, a waterway contaminated decades ago with nuclear waste.
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California plans to cut Medicaid application backlog by September, CMS told
By Virgil Dickson | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
California hopes to decrease its Medicaid application backlog to 350,000 potential enrollees by September from the 600,000 applications it had on hand at the end of June, the state said in a letter sent to the CMS earlier this week.
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Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
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CMS to states: Clock is ticking to fix Medicaid-access tech woes
By Virgil Dickson | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is quizzing six states about whether technical woes are delaying Medicaid access for their residents, and if so, when and how states plan to fix the glitches. The states involved have until Monday to respond to the query sent to them June 27.
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Missouri governor vetoes health navigator limits
By Associated Press | July 08, 2014
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
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Presence Health finds buyer for Our Lady of the Resurrection, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago to Community First Healthcare of Illinois.
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New population health network sprouts in Missouri
By Bob Herman | June 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Five Missouri health systems, led by an academic medical center, have created a loose alliance focused on improving the health of the population and reducing costs along the way.
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Veterans gain Tenet system access in five states
By Bob Herman | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Veterans in five Sun Belt states now have access to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s civilian facilities—an announcement that comes as lawmakers grapple with legislation to expand medical care outside the Veterans Affairs Department—and as the geographic mismatch of VA facilities to the veteran...
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'Assistant physician' idea is a mistake
June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Missouri bill would create assistant doctors to boost rural care”: Just what we don't need: another assistant to physicians.
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Missouri bill would create assistant doctors to boost rural care
By Bob Herman | June 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Missouri may soon allow licensed medical school graduates to practice medicine and prescribe drugs without having completed a residency.
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