December 15, 2013
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The Community Health Center of Central Missouri has established a Chronic Care Program to help patients with chronic disease management for conditions such as diabetes, asthma and depression.
Pediatrics on list of essential health benefits
In terms of pediatrics, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is all about expanding health coverage for children, says St. Mary’s Pediatrics pediatrician Dr. Aaron Scholer.
A local physical therapist says the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, isn’t necessarily adding additional rehabilitation benefits to those already covered by health insurance plans.
Experts: Lack of insurance did impede treatment
Area mental health officials say great strides have been made in recent years in terms of mental health services.
In 2013, more than 1,500 babies were born at Jefferson City hospitals — 926 babies at Capital Region Medical Center and 625 babies at St. Mary's Health Center.
A tough pill to swallow?
Some Missouri pharmacists say the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not only affect patients’ prescriptions, but also the way pharmacists perform their jobs.
Local hospitals each see about 3,000 ER visits a month
When the full effects of the Affordable Care Act are in place, all health insurance plans must cover emergency services — one of 10 health benefits required by the law.
‘Continuum of care’
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health insurance plans in the Marketplace to cover 10 essential health benefits. And in some cases, those 10 essential benefits fall in line with how health care providers are already evolving their care.
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