June 11, 2018
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CMS Outlines Medicaid Resources Available To States To Combat NAS
MO HealthNet Radiology/Imaging Requirements Available
state and federal health policy developments
Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released guidance today to help states combat the growing problem of infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. An informational bulletin summarizes current research on treatment approaches and strategies states can use to develop treatment services for Medicaid eligible infants and their parents. CMS also issued a letter that explains the opportunities open to states to access 90 percent of federal Medicaid matching funds to develop information systems supporting prescription drug monitoring programs and opioid-related health care analytics, public health reporting and care coordination services. Last week, MHA released a policy brief that quantifies the incidence of NAS in Missouri and proposes a cost-effective Medicaid coverage approach designed to reduce the number of Missouri babies born with the condition.
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Staff Contact: Jim Mikes
MO HealthNet issued a reminder for enrolled providers of radiology/imaging services. The reminder outlines the requirement for DiagnosticSite certification from HealthHelp. Hospitals providing imaging services are exempt from the DiagnosticSite certification process and should be aware of vendors marketing based on these requirements.
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About 16,600 people go to an emergency room each year because of an accident tied to grilling. About half of those injuries are thermal burns, caused by fire or contact with something ultrahot.
Source: The Washington Post