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January 8, 2013
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  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • GOP looks for Medicaid compromise as Mo. Legislature convenes
    Missouri lawmakers will open their legislative session on Wednesday, and whether to expand the state's Medicaid program is expected to be a top issue. Republicans who control the Legislature generally are against expansion, but several House GOP members are said to be considering how to transform, not just expand, Medicaid. There are questions, however, about whether a partial plan would qualify for federal money available under the health care law. St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Political Fix blog (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Enrollment in U.S. nursing schools is on the rise
    A report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows increases in nursing-school enrollments in 2012. Entry-level baccalaureate programs grew by 3.5%. RN-to-BSN programs grew 22.2%, an illustration of the increasing demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees, the group said. (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hospitals cry foul over cuts in "fiscal cliff" legislation
    The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals cried foul after passage of a "fiscal cliff" bill that cut into hospitals' funding so physicians would not get a scheduled Medicare pay cut. The newly signed law allows the government to recoup what have been deemed overpayments, a point of contention between the hospital industry and CMS. Kaiser Health News (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Barrier-free care for Missouri
    Many of the elements and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. Implementation of IOM Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers is a current focus for MONA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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