Rural Health Clinic Educational Sessions

May 1, 2018

River City Hotel & Casino, St Louis, MO

Featuring Rural Health Clinic Sessions
Managed Medicaid Payors from IL & MO will be present

May 18, 2018
8 am – 12:30 pm
$89 (Fri) before 4/30/18, $99 (Fri) after

Friday, May 18, will feature Kurt Mosley discussing the rise of convenient care, retail clinics, health apps an robotics.

The day will also feature dedicated Rural Health Clinic sessions, physician integration and commingling space issues. Managed Medicaid payors from Illinois and Missouri will be present, too, to participate in roundtable discussions on RHC billing.

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Resumed Availability of NRT through the Missouri Tobacco Quitline

May 1, 2018

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Tobacco Quitline Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Update

The Missouri Tobacco Quitline has resumed providing nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as requested and appropriate to registered Quitline participants. As a reminder, MO HealthNet recipients can get NRT through their healthcare provider, as it is a covered Medicaid benefit.

The Quitline provides the following services to assist individuals who want to quit smoking or using other tobacco products:

  • Telephone-based counseling with a trained quit coach (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
  • Stand-alone web coaching services, including learning tools, support, and information about quitting (
  • Texting support services – evidence-based text messages personalized to a participant’s quit plan
  • Resource materials
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy

For more information, contact the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program at 573-522-2820 or visit

Cybersecurity Guide for Rural Hospitals and Clinics

May 1, 2018

In coordination with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center, is pleased to release the Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics.

Ransomware and cybercrime are growing threats to all healthcare facilities – big or small. Protecting a facility from cyber threats can be a daunting task. However, failure to do so can result in fines, litigation, media stories, mistrust and decreased market capture. The toolkit is organized into four steps to guide rural hospitals and clinics in developing and fostering a well-rounded cybersecurity program, including awareness, assessment, implementation & remediation, and education. This toolkit includes a survey of available resources from various governmental and non-profit organizations. It includes checklists and tools that are appropriate for all audiences, including hospitals and clinics in rural settings.

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