MHA Today | October 2, 2018

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October 2, 2018

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


In This Issue
MHA Submits Comments Opposing Medicaid Regulation To Cut Drug Payments
Medicaid Obesity Treatment Regulation Draws Comment


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MHA Submits Comments Opposing Medicaid Regulation To Cut Drug Payments

Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade or Daniel Landon

MHA submitted comments opposing the MO HealthNet Division’s proposed regulation to reduce Medicaid payment rates for outpatient drugs purchased through the 340B drug discount program. The deadline for submitting public comments is Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Medicaid Obesity Treatment Regulation Draws Comment

Staff Contact: Brian Kinkade or Daniel Landon

MHA’s comments identify a procedural flaw in a proposed Medicaid regulation regarding coverage of biopsychosocial treatment of obesity.

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Consider This ...

In the U.S., as many as 900,000 people can be affected by blood clots in their legs, pelvis, arms or lungs. Women are five times more likely to experience a dangerous blood clot during pregnancy compared with women who are not pregnant.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention