MO.gov News Feed: Department of Social Services /news-rss?filter=social_services MO.gov News Feed: Department of Social Services Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:24:28 +0000 en-us MO HealthNet Notification of HIPAA Disclosure http://dss.mo.gov/press/170811-mohealthnet-notification-HIPAA-disclosure.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/170811-mohealthnet-notification-HIPAA-disclosure.htm Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:45:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/170707-dss-reviews-administrative-rules-public-input.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/170707-dss-reviews-administrative-rules-public-input.htm Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:30:01 +0000 "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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/170609-disaster-food-stamp-program-june-12-16-2017.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/170609-disaster-food-stamp-program-june-12-16-2017.htm Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:30:01 +0000 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. Governor Greitens Announces New Department of Social Services Acting Director https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-announces-new-department-social-services-acting-director https://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/governor-greitens-announces-new-department-social-services-acting-director Fri, 19 May 2017 15:30:01 +0000 Building nurturing communities strengthens families and prevents child abuse and neglect http://dss.mo.gov/press/170331-building-nurturing-communities.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/170331-building-nurturing-communities.htm Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/161110-DSS-experiencing-statewide-phone-service-disruption.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/161110-DSS-experiencing-statewide-phone-service-disruption.htm Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:15:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/160510-approval-expand-medicaid-dental-services.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/160510-approval-expand-medicaid-dental-services.htm Tue, 10 May 2016 11:15:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/151103-heating-bill-help-for-low-income-missourians.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/151103-heating-bill-help-for-low-income-missourians.htm Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:15:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/150723-mohealthnet-project-stabilize-outpatient-care.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/150723-mohealthnet-project-stabilize-outpatient-care.htm Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:00:01 +0000 "...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 http://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/gov-nixon-congratulates-missouri-children%E2%80%99s-division-its-reaccreditation-council http://governor.mo.gov/news/archive/gov-nixon-congratulates-missouri-children%E2%80%99s-division-its-reaccreditation-council Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:00:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/150126-missouri-designates-new-hepatitis-c-drug-for-medicaid-patients.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/150126-missouri-designates-new-hepatitis-c-drug-for-medicaid-patients.htm Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/141105-assistance-staying-warm-this-winter.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/141105-assistance-staying-warm-this-winter.htm Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:30:01 +0000 Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program now being accepted Jackson County Children's Division in Compliance with Council on Accreditation Standards http://dss.mo.gov/press/140918-jackson-county-council-accreditation-standards.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/140918-jackson-county-council-accreditation-standards.htm Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:01 +0000 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 http://dss.mo.gov/press/131115-decker-named-childrens-division-director.htm http://dss.mo.gov/press/131115-decker-named-childrens-division-director.htm Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:15:01 +0000 Nationally recognized leader with nearly three decades experience to lead agency working to prevent child abuse and neglect