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U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler came to visit

April 6, 2015

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Thank you for visiting BCMH today U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler!

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Proposition 1 - Explaining Property Tax Personal and Real Estate

April 2, 2015

 Only 26% of the people we treat have health care coverage that covers the costs of the care that we provide. The other 74% of care we provide we lose money on, some more than others. This really became a problem since the passing of Affordable care or "Obama care" as it is popularly known as. Actually things have quickly spiraled out of control for us because of these issues. This addresses the question some people have asked of "why have you waited so long to raise the tax levy" well it just happened so quickly....and we couldn't predict that these issues would happen. One thing I will not waver on is my belief, both from what I have seen, and from our customer satisfaction results, that we give the best care around. I am so proud of my fellow coworkers because they treat their patients as though they are family, and many times are indeed family. We live in a close knit community where we all know each other and want the best for one another. So there are no surprises the property tax levy is on both Personal and Real Estate property. The chart that we made available should be used once you add both your personal and real estate property together and then figure it based on that amount. so if your Real Estate property is 100,000 assessed value is taxed at 19% with the new tax amount due of $82.31 and your personal property (Cars, Trucks, Boats, Motors, and Trailers) is 20,000 is taxed at 33% with the new tax amount due of $28.59. That would be $110.90 your total tax going to the hospital for both your personal and real estate property. Or an easier way to roughly figure it is to look at both of your tax statements from last year (personal and real) and take that amount times 4 to give you the new amount. To address the issue of what happens to the tax if the hospital closes or is leased (affiliated) that would be a discussion that would take place at that time with the County Commissioners and the Hospital board if it were closing, and in regards to being leased, that would be in the contract negotiations with the leasing entity with the hospital board and I strongly feel that the board would want to do the will of the people in regards to setting the levy. Remember that no matter what happens there is a tax levy hearing every year, typically in August, and the board decides (with input from the county residents) what that rate will be, the proposition just states what the highest amount can be set at ".43 cents". The hospital board and administration would both like to see our tax revenue changed from property based to sales tax based, but we have to get help from our State legislators on this, Mike Kelley is currently working on having language written up to add to a bill to allow the voters of Barton County to decide that very issue, however it is a long and tedious process. If approved by the voters the property tax would go away and the sales tax would then be implemented. Lunch time is over so if you have any more questions please contact myself my Amy Kirk Neher or Wendy Duvall at the hospital. Thank you all for your consideration. Written By Paul Stebbins, Director of ER

Proposition 1 - Explanation | Barton County Memorial Hospital

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Proposition 1 - Explanation

March 17, 2015

REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAX LEVY – THE STATE OF HEALTHCARE IN RURAL MISSOURI

Wording on the Ballot - 

There are NO plans for any new additions at this time.

Legally speaking any possible hospital uses of the money must be stated or we could be held in violation. 

CURRENT TAX LEVY

*$0.1083/$100 TAXABLE PROPERTY VALUATION

*2015 PROJECTED PROPERTY TAX REVENUE -           $ 186,424                      

*REQUESTED INCREASE OF $0.3249/$100 PROPERTY TAX VALUATION

*PROJECTED PROPERTY TAX REVENUE USING 2015 PROPERTY VALUATION - $  745,696                              

Example City Limits


A homeowner in the City of Lamar with a $100,000 home can expect an increase in taxes (based upon the 2015 levy) of $61.73.

$100,000 appraised value x 19% = $19,000 Assessed value

City of Lamar 2014 tax levy is 5.9509

Add the proposed increase of 0.3249 = 6.2758 levy

$19,000 x 5.9509% = $1130.67 estimated tax bill

$19,000 x 6.2758% = $1194.40 estimated tax bill

A homeowner in the City of Lamar with a $50,000 home can expect an increase in taxes (based upon the 2015 levy of $30.86.

Assessed value is calculated differently if outside city limits.

Example County

For instance: take 2 neighboring 80 acre tracts

#1 has a $40,000 house & numerous barns & grain bins - total appraised value of $250,000

#2 has a $150,000 house, pool, wood decks & patio but only ag buildings - total appraised value $250,000

#1 farm has assessed value of $32,800 & their tax bill will increase $106.57 

#2 farm has assessed value of $40,500 & their tax bill will increase $131.58

TYPES OF INSURANCE COVERAGE MEDICARE/MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

51% OF ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE UNDER MEDICARE OR A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN-$ 24,271,419 IN 2014.
65 OR OLDER OR ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL (CAH) DESIGNATION ALLOWS US TO BE PAID 101% OF THE ACTUAL COST OF PROVIDING SERVICES TO THESE PATIENTS
FEDERAL SEQUESTRATION IMPLEMENTED 2% DECREASE IN ALL MEDICARE/MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PAYMENTS ON APRIL 1, 2013.
LEADING TO ACTUAL PAYMENT OF 99% OF COST OR 1% LOSS ON ALL MEDICARE/MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SERVICES

MEDICAID/MEDICAID MANAGED CARE:

14% OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED AT BCMH - $ 6,710,112 IN 2014.

REIMBURSED AT   80% OF COST – FOR EVERY $1 WE CHARGE WE ARE ACTUALLY PAID $0.32. 

WE LOSE $0.07 ON EVERY $1 OF SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO THESE PATIENTS; EQUATES TO $469,708 UNREIMBURSED COSTS IN 2014.

COMMERCIAL HEALTHCARE COVERAGE

26% OF TOTAL CHARGES IN 2014 - $ 12,270,800.

EMPLOYER PROVIDED PLANS; PURCHASED INDIVIDUAL PLANS; AFFORDABLE CARE ACT(ACA) MARKETPLACE PLANS MAKE UP THIS CATEGORY OF INSURERS.

WE NEGOTIATE DIRECTLY WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR REIMBURSEMENT RATES.  THE MORE INDIVIDUALS WE HAVE IN OUR SERVICE AREA THE GREATER LEVERAGE WE HAVE IN THESE NEGOTIATIONS.

WE RECEIVE AN AVERAGE OF $0.57 FOR EVERY $1 WE CHARGE;  $6,994,356 IN NET REVENUE FOR 2014.

UNINSURED OR SELF-PAY

NO INSURANCE OF ANY KIND = $ 4,184,679 IN 2014.

COST TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN 2014 = $ 1,632,025.

4% OF THESE HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY FOR SERVICES, THE REST DO NOT.

WORKING POOR – LOW PAYING JOBS WITH NO EMPLOYER PROVIDED INSURANCE.

HAVE TOO MUCH INCOME TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID.

HAVE TOO LITTLE INCOME TO QUALITY FOR ACA MARKETPLACE PLANS.

STATE OF RURAL HEALTHCARE TODAY

40 RURAL HOSPITALS IN THE US HAVE CLOSED SINCE JANUARY 2013.

3 MISSOURI HOSPITALS – SAC-OSAGE IN OSCEOLA, APPLETON CITY AND MT. VERNON REHAB CENTER IN SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI

280 ADDITIONAL RURAL HOSPITALS ARE IN JEOPARDY OF BEING ABLE TO STAY OPEN THROUGH 2015.

BCMH IS IN THIS LAST CATEGORY

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

ADDED SERVICES TO KEEP LOCAL POPULATION FROM SEEKING HEALTHCARE SERVICES OUTSIDE OF BARTON COUNTY – ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE, GENERAL SURGERY, RHEUMATOLOGY, ENDOSCOPY SERVICES, PULMONOLOGY, ENDOCRINOLOGY, GYNECOLOGY, CARDIOLOGY,  ENT, FAMILY PRACTICE, COMMUNITY EDUCATION, COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR.

DECREASED OPERATING EXPENSES BY $1.5M IN 2013; CONTINUED EFFICIENCIES IN 2014.

CURRENTLY WORKING WITH CONSULTANT TO FIND ADDITIONAL SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

BUY LOCAL - WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ALL THE HEALTHCARE SERVICES THAT MAY BE NEEDED BUT IF WE HAVE THE SERVICES USE THEM.

IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE BARTON COUNTY FOR MEDICAL SERVICES COME BACK TO US FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES.

WE PROVIDE SKILLED NURSING CARE ON AN INPATIENT BASIS AND HAVE CARDIAC, PULMONARY, PHYSICAL, OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPY TO HELP IN YOUR OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER’S RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY AT A LARGER FACILITY.

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Proposition 1 - Example County

March 16, 2015

For instance: take 2 neighboring 80 acre tracts

#1 has a $40,000 house & numerous barns & grain bins - total appraised value of $250,000

#2 has a $150,000 house, pool, wood decks & patio but only ag buildings - total appraised value $250,000

#1 farm has assessed value of $32,800 & their tax bill will increase $106.57 

#2 farm has assessed value of $40,500 & their tax bill will increase $131.58
 

Proposition 1 - Example City Limits | Barton County Memorial Hospital

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Proposition 1 - Example City Limits

March 16, 2015


A homeowner in the City of Lamar with a $100,000 home can expect an increase in taxes (based upon the 2015 levy) of $61.73.

$100,000 appraised value x 19% = $19,000 Assessed value

City of Lamar 2014 tax levy is 5.9509

Add the proposed increase of 0.3249 = 6.2758 levy

$19,000 x 5.9509% = $1130.67 estimated tax bill

$19,000 x 6.2758% = $1194.40 estimated tax bill

A homeowner in the City of Lamar with a $50,000 home can expect an increase in taxes (based upon the 2015 levy of $30.86.

Assessed value is calculated differently if outside city limits.

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Health Insurance Marketplace

March 6, 2015

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Health Insurance Marketplace

Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

For those who meet the requirements, there will be an opportunity for enrollment

March 15 - April 30


For free, unbiased assistance please contact a
Barton County Memorial Hospital
Certified Application Counselor at
417-681-5228

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Women’s Health Services

December 11, 2014

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Women's Health Services

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December 11, 2014

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December 11, 2014

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Justin Ogden

November 14, 2014

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Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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Community Health Needs Assessment

September 3, 2014

Everyone:                                                                                                                        
Please take some time and complete the Community Health Needs Assessment tool and then pass it on to people in your contact list and ask them to share with their contacts.  This survey may be completed online at http://bit.ly/bcmhSurvey.  You can also go to http://www.bcmh.net and then click on the Community Health Assessment link.

The hospital is dedicated to meeting the needs of the people we serve.  Thank you for letting us know your needs.

Call 417-681-5100
to have a paper copy mailed to you or pick one up at the hospital
 

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Walk-Ins on Mondays and Wednesday

June 2, 2014

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Nurse Practioner, Trina Larery will except walk-ins on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Med One Clinic!

Med One Clinic - 417-681-5266

 

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Top 5% in Patient Satisfaction

April 15, 2014

For the past several years there has been a lot of talk about Patient Satisfaction and HCAHPS scores and how important they are.  We have all worked very hard and Barton County Memorial Hospital has achieved very high scores on our patient satisfaction surveys for a couple of years now.   We have tried to recognize this accomplishment and let our employees and community know that we are one of the best healthcare facilities when it comes to taking care of our patient’s needs; we have now received recognition of this accomplishment from “Healthgrades”.   “Healthgrades” is a company that maintains a website where anyone can look up patient satisfaction and quality of care scores for hospitals and physicians.  They get their information from HCAHPS scores, compile scores based on formulas that give each question a specific rating based on how important each question is to patient satisfaction. 

“Healthgrades” has placed Barton County Memorial Hospital in the top 5% in Patient Satisfaction by awarding us the 2014 “Outstanding Patient Experience Award”.

We have attached the complete report if you would like to read it, 18 pages long but the last 13 pages list hospitals across the country that have scored in the top 15%.  There were 10 Missouri hospitals that were in the top 15%; 7 in the top 5% with no other facilities in the Southwest region reaching this achievement.

To visit the website click here.
 

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Want To Feel Better

February 11, 2014

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO BCMH | Barton County Memorial Hospital

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USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO BCMH

January 15, 2014

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LAMAR, MO, December 30, 2013- The final bond closing for the new clinc addition at Barton County Memorial Hospital was held on 11-25-2013.  The  $3,000,000 addition was funded through a Community Facility Direct Loan from USDA-Rural Development. Community Facility Loans provide funding for essential public improvements to public bodies and non-profit corporations with substantial ties to the local community.

“Healthcare continues to be a topic of concern for many rural areas. The issues include affordability and access,” Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning said. “Barton County Memorial Hospital, with the new clinic addition, is responding to these issues by improving regional healthcare. Assuring quality healthcare is available and cost effective are critical elements in sustaining the viability and vitality of our rural communities. Congratulations and thank you to the administration of Barton County Memorial Hospital for recognizing and meeting the challenge of offering quality healthcare .” 

“As a small rural healthcare facility it is important to our community that we have the facilities, medical staff and technology to provide the best healthcare possible.  We work very hard to provide these services on a very limited financial budget with restricted resources.  We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with USDA Rural Development in expanding our medical office facilities; this allows us to continue to increase the services that we offer to our community and be better able to serve the need of our community for excellent healthcare.  Without this partnership we would not have been able to obtain the resources necessary for this expansion,” stated Wendy Duvall, CEO of BCMH.

Rural Development’s main mission is community development in rural Missouri and improved quality of life for residents. This includes constructing facilities or creating new jobs, but community development also includes providing resources to improve healthcare.
For other examples of USDA investments in rural communities, please visit RD's interactive web map at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html. ; The map features program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. For further information about Rural Development programs in Missouri visit the website at:  http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo.

This use of USDA Rural Development funding is another reminder of the importance of USDA programs from rural America.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stresses that a comprehensive new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would further expand the rural economy.  He said that’s just one reason why Congress must get a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill done as soon as possible.

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.

"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http:llwww.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@.usda.gov."

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Live Well

January 8, 2014

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Live Well

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For Your Convenience

January 8, 2014

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Family Medicine

January 8, 2014

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December 10, 2013

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Welcom Mandy Swink To Golden City

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September 13, 2013

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Catch your ZZZZZZZZs

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September 13, 2013

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Especially for you....Our Specialists in one location!

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September 13, 2013

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Look at all of the great services we have to offer close to home!

 

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Introducing New General Surgeon

September 13, 2013

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Dr. Xavier Mohan Jenkins, M.D.

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September 13, 2013

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Toe Nail Care

September 13, 2013

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Barton County Diabetes Education Program is Proud to offer Toe Nail care services. The cost of this self-pay is $28.00. For information or to set up an appointment call 417-681-5259.

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Just What You Ordered

September 13, 2013

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Just what you ordered  CONVENIENCE!

Dr. Daniel Barnes, M.D. - Endoscopy & EGD

Dr. Xavier Jenkins, M.D. - General Surgery

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Kurt Midyett, M.D. - Endocrinologist

July 16, 2013

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Barton County Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer the regular
services of Dr. Kurt Midyett at its Medical One Specialty Clinic.
Dr. Midyett is on staff at the Jacobson & McElliott Diabetes and
Endocrinology Center at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City.
Dr. Midyett will see children (of all ages) and adult
patients.
As an Endocrinologist, he specializes in the diagnosis
and treatment of:
1)DIABETES (Type I and Type II with a focus on insulin pump
therapy and emerging diabetes management technology)
2)Thyroid disorders
3)Growth and pituitary adnormalities
4)Disorders of Puberty
5)Hypogonodisim
Dr. Midyett collaborates with Ms. Jillian Richard, FNP, CDE
who will also see patients and their families in the clinic.
Referrals are not needed unless required by your insurance
company.  If you wish more information, please call the Medical
One Clinic at 417 681-5284.

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What Is Skilled Nursing

May 23, 2013

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Think of skilled nursing care as a bridge between an acute care hospitalization and going home.   When your condition no longer requires you to receive an acute level of care but you aren’t quite ready to manage for yourself at home, you may qualify for “skilled care”.

To qualify under the Medicare program, you must have a consecutive, 3 day, acute level hospital stay within 30 days of admission to skilled care.
You must need some form of skilled nursing or rehabilitation on a daily basis such as IV therapy, skin/wound care, sterile dressing changes, physical, occupational or speech therapy.

When your doctor determines you would benefit from skilled care, a referral will be made to the hospital of your choice which offers a skilled program.

BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
PROVIDES SKILLED NURSING CARE

If you would rather be Close to Home for skilled nursing services, have your physician contact the skilled nursing coordinator at BCMH.    You’ll find our rooms comfortable and spacious and our staff of professionals capable and caring.
 

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April 8, 2013

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Full Time Orthopedic Services

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April 8, 2013

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Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.

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Chronic Pain?

April 8, 2013

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Dr. Spencer Sands has treatments available at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

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