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Tag Archives: Missouri Department of Social Services

Judge approves $3.3M in fees in foster care suit

A federal judge has approved more than $3.3 million in attorneys’ fees and costs following the settlement of a class action lawsuit alleging that Missouri overprescribed psychotropic drugs to children in foster care. In an April 3 order, U.S. District ...

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Lawsuit alleges Missouri fails severely disabled children

Missouri is denying severely disabled children full access to services and failing to prevent unnecessary placements in institutions, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of nine children and teenagers with medically complex conditions ...

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Lawyers: Success in Missouri disability benefits cases wanes

The percentage of successful disability cases aimed at reversing the denial or re-evaluation of benefits for the aged, blind or disabled has been consistently dropping for years, Legal Aid of Western Missouri said. Data provided by the Missouri Department of ...

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Lawyers: Success in Missouri disability benefits cases wanes

The percentage of successful disability cases aimed at reversing the denial or re-evaluation of benefits for the aged, blind or disabled has been consistently dropping for years, Legal Aid of Western Missouri said. Data provided by the Missouri Department of ...

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Medicaid: Recovery Claim – Medicaid Payments – Dependency Exception

In the Estate of Shirley Marie Smith (MLW No. 59964/Case No. ED93117 – 3 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Ahrens, J.) Where the Missouri Department of Social Services sought to recover  Medicaid benefits from the estate of a ...

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Nursing homes call Medicaid rate change an arbitrary act by DSS

A four-year fight over the implementation of the state budget made its way to the Missouri Supreme Court this week. A group of nursing homes urged the high court on Wednesday to declare that the Department of Social Services acted ...

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