MHA Today | June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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June 25, 2018

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.

What You Need To Know This Week

  • A hearing on the state’s initiative to modify the Medicaid Managed Care contract will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. A hospital representative is strongly encouraged to attend the hearing or send a statement on your hospital’s letterhead to MHA.

  • Tomorrow is the deadline to submit comments on the annual proposed changes to federal rules for the Medicare Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Facilities prospective payment systems. MHA submitted its comments last week.

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MO HealthNet Schedules Second Hearing On Impending Managed Care Contract Amendment

Staff Contact: Daniel Landon

The MO HealthNet Division will conduct a second hearing on Tuesday, June 26, on the Medicaid managed care contract amendment that would limit reimbursement to nonparticipating providers to 90 percent of prevailing Medicaid fee-for-service rates. MHA opposes the amendment and urges its members to submit comments or testimony. Technical problems kept interested parties from participating in the first hearing held last week. The second hearing will be held at the MHD office at the following address.

MO HealthNet Division
615 Howerton Court
Second Floor Conference Room 202
Jefferson City, MO

Once again, an option to participate via WebEx will be provided; persons planning to participate by WebEx must register in advance. The hearing will be open for participants to make statements for and against the proposed amendment. The hearing notice also provides instructions for submitting comments in writing.

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