Anyone may file a statement in support of or in opposition to this proposed amendment with Lisa Coots, Administrator, Bureau of Home Care and Rehabilitative Standards, Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or at Lisa.Coots@health.mo.gov. To be considered, comments must be received within…

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Governor Signs Coroner Bill Into Law COLUMBIA — On Monday, July 6, 2020 Governor Mike Parson signed HB 2046. Inside the omnibus bill was coroner training reform Jay Minor’s been working toward for years. Minor has been fighting for justice for his son, Jayke, who died in 2011. A 2018 KOMU Target 8 Investigation detailed a…

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CMS Announces Hospice Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 CMS has announced a series of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to provide hospice providers with flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goals of these actions are to expand the healthcare system workforce; ensure adequate capacity in hospitals and health systems; increase access to telehealth…

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COVID-19 Information Update Hospice Staff Curfew Letter (please show if you get stopped by police after hours) Brochure Caring for a sick person at Home – Coronavirus  Link to the National Coalition of Hospice & Palliative Care page https://www.nationalcoalitionhpc.org/covid19/ You can now view the COVID-19 Provider Billing/Telehealth Presentation on the MO HealthNet training information page. For provider and policy issues regarding…

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Hospice Death HB1435 PERFECTED – Rep. Dan Houx – The bill specified that, when a death occurs under the care of a hospice, no investigation shall be required if the death is certified by the treating physician of the deceased or the medical director of the hospice as a natural death due to disease or…

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