mo healthnet division http://kbia.org en Oops: MO HealthNet sent 1,357 people's private info to wrong addresses http://kbia.org/post/oops-mo-healthnet-sent-1357-peoples-private-info-wrong-addresses <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Talk about a paperwork nightmare: a so-called “software error” caused Missouri’s Medicaid agency, also known as MO </span>HealthNet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/MO_HealthNet_08-05-2013.pdf">to send mail containing private information of 1,357 program participants</a> to the wrong address for almost two years.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:34:54 +0000 Harum Helmy 38312 at http://kbia.org Oops: MO HealthNet sent 1,357 people's private info to wrong addresses Mo. House's 50-member Medicaid study group to hold six public meetings http://kbia.org/post/mo-houses-50-member-medicaid-study-group-hold-six-public-meetings <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) has appointed a 50-member task force to study potential changes to state’s Medicaid program.</p><p>Jones pledged weeks ago that the group will include Missourians&nbsp;from diverse backgrounds. The task force includes 36 private citizens, most of whom are health care practitioners or hospital officials from all over the state. A few are from consumer advocacy groups. One person identified as a Medicaid recipient.</p><p>Rep. Noel Torpey (R-Independence) will chair the group, which also includes 14 legislative membres. He says the group will hold six public hearings throughout the state between July 10 and Aug. 14, to get input from the public on Medicaid reform.</p><p>“I’m eager to hear what Missourians have to say about Medicaid,” Torpey said. “Whether they think it’s good to reform, bad, or indifferent. I’m expecting some personal testimony, I would think, on how they’ve experienced it personally.”</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:09:22 +0000 Harum Helmy 36390 at http://kbia.org Mo. Medicaid director out of a job http://kbia.org/post/mo-medicaid-director-out-job <p>The director of Missouri's Medicaid health care program is out of a job.</p><p>Ian McCaslin confirmed to The Associated Press that as of Tuesday, he is no longer the director of the MO HealthNet Division of the Department of Social Services.</p><p>McCaslin declined to say whether he resigned or was dismissed by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.</p><p>A Nixon spokesman referred questions to the department. The department provided a memo from Director Alan Freeman noting McCaslin is leaving but did not elaborate.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 13:28:07 +0000 Associated Press 33771 at http://kbia.org