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Science, Health and Technology
4:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Nixon selects new Missouri Medicaid director

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Gov. Jay Nixon has selected the chief medical officer for the Missouri Department of Mental Health to lead the state's Medicaid health care program.

Joe Parks will take over as director of the MO HealthNet Division of the Department of Social Services starting Dec. 16. He replaces Ian McCaslin, who left that position in May after serving as director since August 2007.

Nixon announced the new Medicaid director Friday.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:34 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Oops: MO HealthNet sent 1,357 people's private info to wrong addresses

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Talk about a paperwork nightmare: a so-called “software error” caused Missouri’s Medicaid agency, also known as MO HealthNet, to send mail containing private information of 1,357 program participants to the wrong address for almost two years.

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