2017 News & Events


ACA Open Enrollments Run through December 15, 2017
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HCC Celebrates Rural Health Day on November 16, 2017
Day Honors the Late Melanie Corporon with a Day of Service
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HCC 2017-2020 Strategic Plan 
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National Council for Behavioral Health
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New HCC Video Offers Insight into the Rural Health Network, Programs and Clinics
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The Cost of Food Insecurity on Health
October 2017
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Show-Me ECHO Community Health Flyer
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Talking Politics: Federal Funding Could Hurt Missouri Hospitals
October 2017
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Missouri Budget Project: Federal Public Service, Congressional Fact Sheet 2018
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HCC and University of Missouri Hold Building Inclusive Clinics Workshop
October 2017

Live Well – Buckner Adds Katherine Snodgrass, DDS to the Dental Team
August 2017

340B Program Offers Large Prescription Drug Discounts for Area Patients
August 2017
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HCC’s Rural Jobsite Matches Employers with Job Seekers
June 2017
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REACH Healthcare 2016 Annual Report
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HCC Talks with KMZU About its Telehealth Program in Orrick Schools
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Higginsville EMS Providers Now Certified as Community Health Workers
May 2017
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‘Know Your Numbers’ Community Outreach Seminar at Live Well Community Health Center – Concordia
May 2017
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REACH Healthcare – Immigrant Health Report: Barriers to Health Care for Immigrant and Refugee Populations
April 2017
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HCC/Live Well Expands Network Membership to Eastern Jackson County
Tuesday, April 18 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mid-Continent Public Library, 19 E. Jefferson Street in Buckner
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Live Well Community Health Centers Provide Health Coverage Support to Women & Children
Show-Me Healthy Babies, Presumptive Eligibility Among Clinic-Supported Programs
February 2017
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Live Well Carrollton, McCoy Samples Mattingly Partner to Expand Access to Dental Care
February 2017
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Rural Healthcare Workforce
February 14, 2017
Maintaining the healthcare workforce is fundamental to providing healthcare quality and access in rural areas. Rural healthcare facilities must employ sufficient numbers of healthcare professionals who are capable of meeting the needs of the community in many ways. This includes having proper licensure, education and training, and cultural competency skills. Strategies on these, as well as how to optimize the way in which health professionals are used as well as enhancing care coordination are provided in this article.

Missouri Budget Project

FY 2018 Budget
February 3, 2017

Some of the Governor’s budget recommendations are now available online through the Office of Administration. As details are released, MBP will prepare budget summaries.

MBP offers several resources concerning Missouri’s budget and budget process, including:

“How Missouri Funds State Services: Introduction to the Missouri budget.”
Budget Basics – Issue Primers

Tax Policy Update – Marketplace Fairness

The Senate Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from a wide variety of supporters representing business interests, social advocates, and local government. The overwhelming support will go a long way to encourage lawmakers to move the issue forward.

Along with the Missouri Budget supporters included the Missouri Retailers Association, Empower Missouri, Associated Industries of Missouri, the League of Women Voters, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Kids First, St. Louis Regional Chamber, Missouri Children’s Leadership, Council, Missouri Grocer’s Association, Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies, Wal-Mart, the Missouri Municipal League, The Missouri Association of Counties, Missouri Parents as Teachers, City of Springfield, Greene County, and St. Louis Municipal League. Just one witness testified in opposition to a very specific item in the bill concerning the sourcing of rented appliances.

If you have not yet joined the coalition in support of this issue, please consider doing so by clicking here.

With hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts looming, it is critical for Missouri to update its tax code so that it can collect taxes that are owed, and ensure a level playing field for businesses that provide valuable jobs and support local communities.

Learn more about the Marketplace Fairness Act


The proposal that would require the state to apply for a global Medicaid waiver and transition Medicaid funding to a block grant remains on the calendar for consideration by the full Senate.

The bill poses a serious risk to health services for Missourians, and the fiscal health of the state. Currently, federal payments to the state are based on actual health care costs. Under a block grant, the state would receive a specific set of funds, regardless of health spending needs. If Missouri’s costs exceed the amount in the block grant, it will have to use its own funds to make up the difference – or cut health services or eligibility for thousands of Missourians.

In addition, the bill does not include clear provisions that would require any final waiver come back to the legislature for final approval. Instead, a joint committee on public assistance would take public testimony regarding the changes, but it would have unelected bureaucrats make the final decision about changes to Missouri’s health care services and the General Assembly would not have final say regarding the changes.

Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit

More than 100,000 Missouri seniors and people with disabilities would lose a modest property tax credit in order to pay for another corporate tax cut, under a proposal advanced by the Senate Ways and Means Committee this week.

Despite having one of the lowest effective corporate income tax rates in the country, the Senate Committee Substitute for SBs 285 and 17 would eliminate the circuit breaker property tax credit for seniors and people with disabilities that rent their homes, and cap other tax credits including Low-Income Housing and Neighborhood Assistance, to further reduce the corporate tax rate.

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HCC Holds Accountable Care Organization and Data Sharing Presentation & Discussion

February 28, 2017

Please join HCC Leadership and network members for a learning session on Accountable Care Organizations in Rural America, by Shannon Calhoun of Caravan Health and the need for developing shared platforms for data integration across multiple integrated systems of care and technology.  A discussion will be held at the end of the meeting to determine next steps for HCC Network to consider regarding funding opportunities for shared data platforms.

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Building Relationships through Donor Workshops
January 2017


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HCC and its Community Health Centers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. Schedule a visit: 660.259.2440.

After more than a decade and nearly 50 new employees later, it’s safe to say that the Lexington, MO-based HCC Network is a major player in Lafayette County and in rural health care in this region.

The focus of HCC is to develop and implement programs that are responsive to documented health needs of county residents, with specific health status indicators as benchmarks of progress.

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