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  The University of Missouri Health System and Columbia Surgical Associates announced their partnership to expand health care options for patients in Mid-Missouri.

President and senior partner of Columbia Surgical Associates Walter Peters said the collaboration will give CSA patients more choices for where they can receive care. He said this new affiliation will also help CSA improve its quality of performance for patients.

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The University of Missouri Health System has opened a new pediatric rehabilitation center.

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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.

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.

She says many of the 90 jobs that will be eliminated have been unfilled for most of the past year.

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Missourians are already seeing changes in healthcare coverage since the Affordable Care Act was first implemented. According to Ryan Barker,  Director of Health Policy for the Missouri Foundation for Health, changes already affecting Missourians include provisions allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until the age of 26, Medicare coverage of preventative services without a co-pay, and a new rule that requires some insurance providers to partially reimburse customers if they don’t limit overhead and administrative costs.

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • A $13.3 million federal grant to the MU Health System
  • A Sedalia Community College will be offering classes in Boonville in the Fall
  • The state auditor's office says a couple of ballot measures would have no cost to taxpayers

MU Health System gets $13.3M in federal money

Jun 18, 2012
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The University of Missouri Health System will receive $13.3 million from the federal government to enhance primary care for elderly patients.

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The dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine is retiring following an internal investigation by the university’s Health System revealing possible billing fraud by the Department of Radiology.