MHA Today | June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016
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Governor To Suspend Women’s Health Program In Response To New State Laws
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

state and federal health policy developments

Governor To Suspend Women’s Health Program In Response To New State Laws

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that the Missouri Department of Social Services will begin the process of suspending the Women’s Health Services Program. Asserting that the Missouri General Assembly’s funding revisions and restrictions in the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 conflict with the federal waiver that authorizes the program, the governor said that a draft plan to shutter the program would be posted and public comments solicited by the MO HealthNet Director until Sunday, July 31. Services will be available until the waiver suspension request is approved by CMS.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • proposed updates to policy and payment rates for end-stage renal disease and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies
  • proposed payment changes for home health agencies
  • July 2016 DMEPOS fee schedules
  • updated inpatient and outpatient data available
  • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS files available

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Consider This ...

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Approximately 29.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine. Eighty percent of them report a family history of migraine, but scientists are not sure if this is genetic or a family predisposition.

Source: National Headache Foundation