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The 125-27 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov....
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters say a measure to allow more access to...
In a Communique article, Darlene Helmer, vice president of provider education and training at...
The 125-27 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages an individual could get in medical malpractice lawsuits and raise caps on wrongful death cases. Voting “yes” were 109 Republicans, 15 Democrats and one Independent. Voting “no” were 25 […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Supporters say a measure to allow more access to an easy-to-use treatment for heroin and other opioid drug overdoses would save lives. The Missouri House gave initial approval Monday to a bill that would allow pharmacists and pharmacy assistants to prescribe a drug that’s been effective in treating potentially fatal […]
In a Communique article, Darlene Helmer, vice president of provider education and training at Anesthesia Business Consultants, notes that rumors about ICD-10 are running rampant among healthcare providers and the myths about the new coding system needs to be dispelled. Ms. Helmer discusses 10 questions to give healthcare providers, particularly anesthesiologists, a clearer picture of […]
JEFFERSON CITY — In 2012, Missouri Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the floor until his legs gave out in opposition of a bill that would establish a statewide program created to track prescribed controlled substances. Three years later, Schaaf spent Wednesday morning on the Senate floor debating a measure that would create such a […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would reinstate caps on monetary awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. Sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, the legislation would cap non-economic damages for personal injury claims at $400,000, and cap awards for non-economic catastrophic personal injury and death at $700,000. The […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure to limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded to victims of medical malpractice. The House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in some types of damages such as […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would require the state to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to track the prescription and sale of all Schedule II through Schedule IV drugs. Missouri is currently the only state in the nation with no statewide drug-monitoring program, which supporters say […]