Pinnacle’s Pick: Husch Blackwell Legal Alert: Missouri Medicaid Proposes Its Provider-Preventable Conditions Policy – January 12, 2012, Contributing Authors: Robert L. Hess II

Missouri’s Medicaid agency is proposing to expand the current payment prohibition to include healthcare acquired conditions as defined by Medicare and to require hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to bill for provider-preventable conditions as the method for reporting such incidents to the state. Providers have 30 days from January 3, 2012, to file comments on the proposed rule.

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