university of missouri healthcare http://kbia.org en University of Missouri to introduce new employee health care option http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-introduce-new-employee-health-care-option <p>A University of Missouri task force is finalizing the details of a new health care option that will be available to university employees in the Columbia area. The new option will be offered in 2015.</p><p>UM System Spokesperson John Fougere said the new option will have lower premium rates, deductibles, and co-pays than the two options currently available for employees. With the new plan, employees will be limited to medical care within the MU Health Care system.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:27:00 +0000 Nick Komisar 55183 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri to introduce new employee health care option University of Missouri Health Care to cut workforce http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-health-care-cut-workforce <p>University of Missouri Health Care will lay off or cut the hours and pay for 35 employees and eliminate 90 unfilled jobs in the coming year.</p><p>MU Health Care spokesperson Mary Jenkins told The Columbia Daily Tribune the job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare and the failure of legislators to expand Medicaid eligibility.</p><p>She says many of the 90 jobs that will be eliminated have been unfilled for most of the past year.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:29:59 +0000 Associated Press 35582 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri Health Care to cut workforce Here's What St. Louis Regional Hospitals Charge For 100 Most Common Procedures http://kbia.org/post/heres-what-st-louis-regional-hospitals-charge-100-most-common-procedures For the first time, the federal government has <a href="http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/index.html">released the prices</a> that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The prices for a given procedure can vary by tens of thousands of dollars.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the St. Louis region, for example, the price for a major lower joint replacement replacement ranged from less than $26,000 at Barnes-Jewish St. Thu, 09 May 2013 13:58:25 +0000 Kelsey Proud 33438 at http://kbia.org Here's What St. Louis Regional Hospitals Charge For 100 Most Common Procedures MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S. http://kbia.org/post/mu-doctor-new-head-largest-medical-specialty-org-us <p></p><p>Doctor David Fleming of the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine is the new president-elect of the American College of Physicians, the nation's largest medical specialty organization.</p><p>Fleming was elected to the post Thursday, and will spend the rest of the year as president-elect until his official term begins in 2014. He says he is already planning for what will be the most pressing aspects of his term. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:13:13 +0000 Russell Chapin 31937 at http://kbia.org MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S. New clinic to treat sickle cell patients http://kbia.org/post/new-clinic-treat-sickle-cell-patients <p>University of Missouri Health Care is opening a new clinic to treat patients with sickle cell disease.&nbsp; The clinic will be open the second and fourth Thursdays of every month.</p><p>Sickle cell is a genetic disease where red blood cells are in short supply. &nbsp;According to Children’s Mercy Hospital, most of the treatment centers are aimed toward children. Elizabeth Gunier<strong>, </strong>a sickle cell coordinator at Women's and Children's Hospital's blood disorder and cancer unit, says the new clinic is specifically for adults.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:53:31 +0000 Emily Potthast 22750 at http://kbia.org New clinic to treat sickle cell patients MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program http://kbia.org/post/mu-health-system-receives-federal-grant-new-high-tech-high-touch-program <p>The University of Missouri Health system has received $13.3 million in federal grant funding for a program that will combine high-tech and on-site primary-care initiatives in healthcare, according to a statement released by the university today.</p><p>The so-called LIGHT program is designed to create a specialized workforce in primary care as well as designing enhanced medical records to help patients and healthcare providers better manage care.</p><p>The technology component of the program involves a partnership between the Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation and MU.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:24:41 +0000 Janet Saidi 18269 at http://kbia.org MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program