MHA Today | January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
Congressional Resolution Kicks Off ACA Repeal
Medicaid Bulletin Reviews Vaccines For Children Program

What You Need To Know This Week

  • Hospitals should check their firearms signage in light of a new state gun law that went into effect Sunday, Jan. 1.
  • New federal and state legislators are being sworn into office this week. The state’s legislative session begins tomorrow.

Advocate
state and federal health policy developments


Congressional Resolution Kicks Off ACA Repeal

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

On the first day of the new session of Congress, a resolution has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It is sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), who chairs the Senate Budget Committee. Enzi issued a media statement with a summary of the resolution. Republican congressional leaders want to have a bill to repeal the ACA enacted and ready for presidential approval soon after Donald Trump is inaugurated on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care


Medicaid Bulletin Reviews Vaccines For Children Program

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

MO HealthNet has issued a provider bulletin on the Vaccines for Children Program, which furnishes the administration of vaccines at no cost to eligible children. Participation is required to receive Medicaid reimbursement of vaccine administration costs. The bulletin also announces the availability of influenza vaccine through the program.

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Consider This ...

As many as 1 in 600 women will not know that they are pregnant until they are about to give birth or go into labor.

Source: Health Headlines