U.S. Congressman Jason Smith introduced the Permanency for Audio-Only Telehealth Act, which would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) to continue reimbursing Medicare providers for certain audio-only telehealth visits.
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Now is the perfect time for a new career in the health care field. Take advantage of the Return Strong Virtual Job Fair specifically focused on health care. The event is Tuesday, December 22, and hopes to attract job seeking candidates to fill entry-level clinical and non-clinical positions throughout Missouri.
During Wednesday's briefing at the state Capitol, Governor Mike Parson provided an update on the initial distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
“We have been preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine for many months now, and everything has gone according to our state vaccine plan,” Governor Parson said.
Governor Mike Parson has announced an additional $10.1 million for the A+ scholarship program, including $4.9 million in CARES Act funding and $5.2 million in supplemental funding to be proposed in the Governor's recommended budget.
While this holiday season may be different from years past, a lot of those smaller, socially distanced gatherings will still most likely include alcoholic beverages.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind those who plan to celebrate to designate a sober driver or call a ride to avoid driving impaired.
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