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The latest news releases for the Missouri Department of Social Services.


MO HealthNet Notification of HIPAA Disclosure

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:45:01 GMT

Missouri Care, Inc., a MO HealthNet managed care plan, has notified 1,223 MO HealthNet (Medicaid) participants that some of their personal information was mailed to an incorrect address by one of its subcontractors...

Department of Social Services Reviews Administrative Rules and Seeks Public Input

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 21:30:01 GMT

"We encourage Missourians to comment and attend upcoming public hearings regarding this review", said Steve Corsi, Psy.D., Acting Director, Department of Social Services.

Disaster Food Stamp Program to help 27 flood impacted Missouri counties

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:30:01 GMT

Families receiving Food Stamp benefits and families typically not qualified for the program may be eligible to receive the Disaster Food Stamp benefit if they have suffered property damage, loss of income, relocation, or loss of food due to the recent flood.

Building nurturing communities strengthens families and prevents child abuse and neglect

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:00:01 GMT

When a community can support and provide resources a struggling parent needs during a difficult time, the parent becomes stronger and the child can safely remain with the family.

Department of Social Services experiencing statewide phone service disruption

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 24:15:01 GMT

AT&T cut to Jefferson City fiber optic line disrupts phone service to Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline and Family Support Division Information Center

Missouri receives federal approval to expand Medicaid dental services to eligible adults

Tue, 10 May 2016 16:15:01 GMT

Expansion approved by Missouri General Assembly in 2015, will continue in 2017 under recently signed state budget

Low-income Missourians get heating bill help to keep homes warm

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:15:01 GMT

Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program now being accepted

MO HealthNet Pilot Project Adds New Community Support to Help Stabilize Outpatient Care and Reduce Need for Hospital Care

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:00:01 GMT

"...nearly a thousand MO HealthNet participants could benefit from this innovative community support that may help them overcome obstacles in their life that can come between them and better health"

Gov. Nixon congratulates Missouri Children's Division on its reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:00:01 GMT

Missouri and only four other states are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Missouri, as part of 25-state consortium, designates new Hepatitis C drug for Medicaid patients; reaches agreement that will save taxpayers millions of dollars in Fiscal Year 2016

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:30:01 GMT

Viekira to replace Sovaldi as preferred treatment option; pharmaceutical maker to pay rebate to the state

Low-income Missourians to receive assistance staying warm this winter

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:30:01 GMT

Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program now being accepted

Jackson County Children's Division in Compliance with Council on Accreditation Standards

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:30:01 GMT

The Council on Accreditation is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of community-based behavioral healthcare and social service organizations. Missouri is one of only six states accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is currently in the reaccreditation process.

Tim Decker named Director of Missouri Children's Division within the Department of Social Services

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:15:01 GMT

Nationally recognized leader with nearly three decades experience to lead agency working to prevent child abuse and neglect