MHA Today | September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016
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In This Issue
FSD Changes Location For Submitting Paper Applications
U.S. Census Bureau Claims Decreases In Uninsured Rate
St. Louis Community Receives RWJF Culture Of Health Award
Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

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FSD Changes Location For Submitting Paper Applications

Staff Contact: Steve Renne

On occasion, hospitals need to submit paper applications to the Family Support Division. For the past several months, FSD has asked that paper applications be submitted to the office in Lebanon, Mo. Effective immediately, applications are to be submitted to the Joplin, Mo., office, as indicated below.

Department of Social Services
Family Support Division/Joplin Processing Center
601 Commercial
Joplin, MO 64801
Jasper.CoDFS@dss.mo.gov


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U.S. Census Bureau Claims Decreases In Uninsured Rate

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the national uninsured rate decreased from 10.4 percent (33 million) in 2014 to 9.1 percent (29 million) in 2015. The report also highlighted that employer-based coverage accounted for 55.7 percent, Medicaid accounted for 19.6 percent, Medicare and direct purchase accounted for 16.3 percent each, and military coverage accounted for 4.7 percent of the covered population. As footnoted, the breakdown of coverage percentages equals more than 100 percent since coverage is not mutually exclusive as people can be covered by more than one type of health insurance during the year. The Census Bureau also produced a report tying average earnings with health insurance coverage.

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Quality and Population Health


St. Louis Community Receives RWJF Culture Of Health Award

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

Today, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named seven communities as recipients of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Among the recipients was 24:1 Community, Missouri. Northwest of St. Louis City, 24 contiguous municipalities joined together during the mortgage crisis to form a unified vision: strong communities, engaged families and successful children. Today, in the area that spans almost 11 square miles and is home to 36,250 people, governance and community leaders are working to address social determinants in those communities.

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CEO Announcements


Putnam County Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

Staff Contact: Carol Boessen

David Byrns was named CEO of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, effective Sept. 13. Byrns has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of operational and financial management for health care companies. A list of CEO changes is available online.

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Consider This ...

Each year, 250,000 Americans die from sepsis. That’s more than AIDS, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

Source: Rory Staunton Foundation