SynCare http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Mo. House committee to examine state govt. contracts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mo-house-committee-examine-state-govt-contracts <p>A new temporary committee has been created in the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx"> Missouri House </a>to examine how the<a href="http://oa.mo.gov/">&nbsp;Governor&rsquo;s Office of Administration&nbsp;(OA)&nbsp;</a>awards government contracts.</p><p>The Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting may also be used to recommend new legislation for next year&rsquo;s regular session.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=092">State Representative&nbsp;Sue Allen </a>(R,&nbsp;Town and Country) will chair the committee.&nbsp; She says last year&rsquo;s controversy surrounding former Medicaid contractor SynCare LLC&nbsp;played a part in the committee&rsquo;s creation. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:09:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mo. House committee to examine state govt. contracts Mo. hiring temp workers for Medicaid assessments following SynCare withdrawal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-hiring-temp-workers-medicaid-assessments-following-syncare-withdrawal <p>A Missouri health official says the state could need as many as 130 temporary workers to evaluate the needs of thousands of Medicaid patients <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-health-and-senior-services-take-over-syncare-role">after an outside contractor quit</a>.</p><p>Indiana-based SynCare LLC quit after three months amid complaints about its service and disagreement with Missouri officials.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:36:40 +0000 The Associated Press 2063 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. hiring temp workers for Medicaid assessments following SynCare withdrawal Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services to take over SynCare role http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-health-and-senior-services-take-over-syncare-role <p><strong>Updated 4:25 p.m. with comments from Mo. House Budget Chairman Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City), who also oversees an interim committee looking into complaints against SynCare.</strong></p><p>The State of Missouri is taking over the duties of SynCare, an Indianapolis-based company which won a contract in February worth as much as $5.5 million a year to determine whether thousands of Missouri Medicaid recipients qualify for home-based medical services or help with daily chores.&nbsp; Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:36:09 +0000 Kelsey Proud, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1976 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Dept. of Health and Senior Services to take over SynCare role