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JEFFERSON CITY — In 2012, Missouri Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure...
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 […]
Newswise — As shortages of lifesaving medicines, including antibiotics, chemotherapy, and cardiovascular drugs continue to plague the United States, a group of health care organizations released a report exploring measures that should be considered to address this ongoing issue. The report summarizes manufacturing, regulatory, and economic issues related to drug shortages, as well as potential […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state’s highest court. Businesses can now face lawsuits with unlimited punitive damages in civil injury lawsuits after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a $500,000 limit on the awards […]
(KMOV.com) – In the upcoming legislative session, some Missouri lawmakers say they’ll push for a prescription drug monitoring program after Express Scripts found that Missouri residents chronically use opioid painkillers at a rate of 36 percent above the national average. 16,000 people died from overdoses on painkilling opioids in 2010 and these drugs cause more […]
Kaylea Boutwell, MD a physician anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist was recently featured on “Allman in the Morning” on 97.1FM NewsTalk radio. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) filled in for Jamie Allman while discussing physician-related topics with Dr. Boutwell including scope of practice and interventional pain procedures. Dr. Boutwell mentioned an important topic facing the […]
Starting in 2015, the small financial incentives associated with voluntary reporting of pay-for-performance measures under Medicare will turn into potentially significant financial penalties for anesthesiologists who do not meet the new mandatory quality reporting requirements. Since 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offered physicians and other “eligible professionals” (including nurse anesthetists) annual […]