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Casa de Salud Launches Mental Health Collaborative

ST. LOUIS (July 17, 2017) – Casa de Salud has begun renovations of a building that will house the organization’s Mental Health Collaborative (MHC), an effort to provide mental health services for people who are uninsured, with a focus on immigrants and refugees. The building, located at 1015 S. Compton, is owned by Saint Louis […]

Post-Dispatch Column Describes Area Man Being Denied Insurance Coverage for Cancer Therapy

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger shares this story of a St. Louis-area man being denied insurance coverage for a lifesaving cancer therapy. The SLMMS insurance survey in December 2016 reported the physicians experience many delays and denials in obtaining insurance approval, particularly involving new technology or new therapies. (93% of physicians stated that getting […]

AMA, Health Care Coalition Call for Prior Authorization Reform

Read this news release on the AMA websiteRead a summary of the 21 principles for improving prior authorization CHICAGO – Responding to unreasonable hurdles for patients seeking care, a coalition including the American Medical Association (AMA) and 16 other health care organizations today urged health plans, benefit managers and others to reform prior authorization requirements imposed […]

SLMMS President Discusses Affordable Care Act With KMOX

Medical President Samer Cabbabe, MD, discusses the Affordable Care Act in this interview with KMOX Radio.   From the website article: ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – KMOX wanted a non-partisan take on whether the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is working or not. We turned to the St. Louis Medical Society’s president Dr. Samer Cabbabe, who says there are […]

AMA Releases New MACRA Tools to Assist Physician Practices

With pending 2017 changes to Medicare that come as a result of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) law, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released some new resources and additional tools to help physician practices prepare for the transition. Click HERE to access the AMA Wire and the summary of tools and […]

Healthcare Providers Must Post Nondiscrimination Notice by October 16, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  The law and the rule prohibit health care providers from refusing to treat or otherwise discriminate against any individual based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  The rule applies […]

CMS Announces Flexibility for MACRA 2017 Reporting

CMS announced it is offering providers several options for MACRA reporting starting January 1, 2017. This is intended to help providers select the level and pace at which they begin reporting. “During 2017, eligible physicians and other clinicians will have multiple options for participation. Choosing one of these options would ensure you do not receive […]

Surgeon General Announces TurnTheTideRx Campaign Against Prescription Opioid Abuse

The U.S. Surgeon General has announced a new campaign, TurnTheTideRx, to encourage health care providers to follow strict prescribing guidelines for opioid painkillers, as a way to help reduce the opioid abuse epidemic.   Below is the text of the Surgeon General’s letter sent to health care providers across the United States: Dear Colleague, I […]

St. Louis County Approves Tobacco 21 Measure

The St. Louis County Council on Sept. 6 enacted a “Tobacco 21” measure banning sales of tobacco products to persons under the age of 21. The measure goes into effect Dec. 1. The bill was sponsored by Second District Councilman and Medical Society member Sam Page, MD. Columbia, Mo., and 18 Kansas City-area cities already have Tobacco […]

Saint Louis University Appoints Kevin Behrns, MD, as Medical School Dean

Kevin Behrns, MD, has been appointed vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He succeeds Philip Alderson, MD, who is retiring. Dr. Behrns’  appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2017. Dr Behrns is currently the chair of the department of surgery at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. He […]

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