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27 Missouri long-term care facilities have had virus cases

At least 27 long-term care facilities in Missouri have at least one resident or employee who has tested positive for the coronavirus, but getting more information is a challenge. Department of Health and Senior Services spokeswoman Lisa Cox said Thursday ...

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Administrative: Medicaid – Reimbursement Rates – Emergency Amendments

Beverly Enterprises-Missouri Inc. v. Department of Social Services (MLW No. 60017/Case No. WD69040 – 27 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, per curiam) Where the Department of Social Services filed emergency amendments to its nursing home reimbursement regulation, the ...

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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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Diminishing Returns

Nursing home cases losing their luster since tort restrictions

Jefferson City attorney Anthony DeWitt (pictured, talking to former clients) used to file five nursing home lawsuits a year, including cases against a St. Charles facility whose operators were jailed for failing to report elder abuse. He hasn't filed a single case for a new nursing home client since August 2005 and the changes to tort law.

Related story: Lower rates, competition make liability policies an option again

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