Health Headlines for Week of April 22, 2019

The Missouri Hospital Association publishes “Today's Headlines,” a summary of state and national health care news, as a service to our members. Questions about “Today's Headlines” and requests for articles that require a subscription should be directed to Renee Wilde

STATE/LOCAL

Faulty state renewal processes blamed for Medicaid coverage declines Modern Healthcare, 4/19/19

Rollout of medical marijuana in Missouri hits another pothole St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/22/19

Medical marijuana: How close is too close? Columbia Daily Tribune, 4/20/19

MU study suggests smaller market for medical marijuana Columbia Missourian, 4/19/19

Touching fentanyl — or overdose victims — won't cause first responders harm
KBIA.org, 4/21/19

Rise in disease troubles Mid-Missouri measles survivor Jefferson City News Tribune, 4/21/19

To treat pain syndrome, Children's Mercy doctors try to change how 'brain interprets signals' KCUR.org, 4/19/19

Commentary: Work requirements for Medicaid make sense Southeast Missourian, 4/22/19 

FEDERAL

Hospitals stand to lose billions under ‘Medicare for All’ The New York Times, 4/21/19

Republicans offer health care bills to protect patients (and themselves) The New York Times, 4/20/19 

MHA NEWS

CMS releases proposed inpatient psychiatric facilities PPS update for FY 2020
MHA Today, 4/19/19 

BUSINESS

The giants at the heart of the opioid crisis The New York Times, 4/22/19 

HEALTH CARE QUALITY

Emergency rooms get a makeover for the elderly The Wall Street Journal, 4/21/19 

PUBLIC HEALTH

The next e-cig battle: Should there be ads for vaping products? POLITICO, 4/19/19

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade AP, 4/19/19 

RESEARCH

 Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations AP, 4/21/19 

ETC.

Washington state lawmaker angers nurses after saying some 'probably play cards' in rural areas USA TODAY, 4/21/19

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