missouri hospital association http://kbia.org en Why rural Missouri is losing doctors http://kbia.org/post/why-rural-missouri-losing-doctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost 800,000 uninsured </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became eligible for coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace earlier this year. As the state continues to consider extending coverage to even more individuals through Medicaid expansion, the need for primary care doctors will increase as well.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:07:35 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55452 at http://kbia.org Why rural Missouri is losing doctors Mo. hospital group charts admission improvements http://kbia.org/post/mo-hospital-group-charts-admission-improvements <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Hospital Association says there has been a decline in the number of hospital admissions for preventable issues.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:58:28 +0000 Associated Press 42653 at http://kbia.org Mo. hospital group charts admission improvements Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care http://kbia.org/post/mo-hospitals-provided-11b-uncompensated-care <p>Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:07:41 +0000 Associated Press 25900 at http://kbia.org Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care Nixon plans health care announcement http://kbia.org/post/nixon-plans-health-care-announcement <p>Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is preparing to announce his support for a major health care initiative.</p><p>Nixon scheduled news conferences Thursday at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Barnes Jewish Center in St. Louis and Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield.</p><p>He will be joined at some of the stops by officials from the Missouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Primary Care Association. Both groups are part of a new coalition urging Missouri to expand Medicaid eligibility as called for by President Barack Obama's health care law.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:01:47 +0000 Associated Press 25200 at http://kbia.org Nixon plans health care announcement Mo. reduces number of healthcare acquired infections http://kbia.org/post/mo-reduces-number-healthcare-acquired-infections <p><a href="http://web.mhanet.com/" target="_blank">The Missouri Hospital Association</a> said Missouri has reduced healthcare acquired infections for a number of years now.</p><p>Missouri Hospital Association Spokesperson Dave Dillon said for more than a decade they have been trying to create programs which lessen the chances for infectious mistakes in healthcare settings.</p><p>"When you’re cognizant of what you are doing you can reduce the type of steps that can cause an infection," Dillon said. "So, we’ve continued to see those rates move downward as hospitals have adopted those.”</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:39:55 +0000 Chris Lilly 23268 at http://kbia.org Mo. reduces number of healthcare acquired infections