Business and healthcare leaders from Carroll County met today at Carroll County Memorial Hospital for a roundtable discussion on Medicaid Reform and Senate Bill 419. SB419 which was debated in committee Thursday morning reforms Medicaid in Missouri by reducing waste, fraud and abuse, focusing on Missouri solutions for Missouri specific issues, promotes personal responsibility and ensures the quality of care.
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CCMH was able to implement a Career Advancement Program for Professional Nurses through a grant with the Missouri Hospital Association. The career ladder was rolled out in April of 2014. After hard work and dedication to the Nursing Profession, CCMH, our patients, and our community, I am pleased to announce that Mikki Sue Ford has successfully challenged the Career Ladder and is an RN 2!
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Carroll County Memorial Hospital honors the outstanding performance of a team member.
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Reprinted from MHA Today: News for Health Care Leaders; April 17, 2014
Jeff Tindle has discussed Medicaid reform countless times with business leaders, hospital staff and community members. As CEO of Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Tindle shares how Medicaid expansion will affect working Missourians, the hospital and the community. Among all these conversations, one thing sticks out.
“No single individual or business owner has told me they are against expansion of insurance coverage for those without insurance,” Tindle said. “This is predominately a Republican based community that understands the value of Medicaid expansion to our area, our economy and hospital specifically, in spite of the fact that the current system is considered broken and not very functional.”
Once individuals get past the frustration of Obamacare, Tindle said they are willing to discuss the impact that Medicaid expansion would have for working Missourians and their community. Tindle added many are concerned that their tax dollars are going to support other states rather than their own.
“For many, it is unacceptable that the state legislators don’t want to look at expansion because of the potential for additional state cost if the federal government does not fund the program as planned,” Tindle said. “We believe lawmakers can address these concerns by creating safeguards in a bill that protect the state and its finances, as well as repair a generally considered broken Medicaid system in the state of Missouri.”
To contact state lawmakers, visit Missouri Health Matters.