February 20, 2018
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In This Issue
HHS Proposes Changes To Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Plans
MHA And DPS Offer Regional Workshops For Hospital, EMS And Law Enforcement
Behavioral Health 9th Annual Conference: World-Class Innovations — Supporting Health and Recovery
Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20
Camden on the Lake
Lake Ozark, Mo.
Register on or before Thursday, April 5.
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
The Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule that amends the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance for purposes of exclusion from the definition of individual health insurance coverage. These plans are designed to fill coverage gaps while transitioning from one plan to another. This change would lengthen the maximum duration of such coverage from less than three months to less than 12 months. The change also is intended to make the insurance more affordable. Comments about the proposed rule are due no later than 4 p.m. Monday, April 23.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contacts: Jackie Gatz or Jane Drummond
MHA, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, will be offering complimentary regional workshops to provide education and resources to promote the safe hand-off of patients from law enforcement and EMS to hospital personnel. The workshops, a component of MHA’s broader S.A.F.E.R. initiative, will convene hospital, EMS and law enforcement personnel. HIPAA, EMTALA and Chain of Custody requirements will be reviewed through facilitated discussion. The workshops will be held in April and May, and locations include Blue Springs, Springfield, St. Peters and Cape Girardeau. Registration closes one week prior to each workshop.
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Nearly three-quarters of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible for the military due to obesity, other health problems, criminal backgrounds or lack of education, according to government data.