St. Louis, Mo. – After returning from Philadelphia, where the announcement was made, Rigali told a St. Louis audience of Archdiocesan workers and the press that he hopes the church can prevent more of what he called "this great tragedy" of clergy abuse.
These people have to be assisted, they have to be helped, but also something that is so important in the life of any victim is reconciliation and also forgiveness, Rigali said.
Jefferson City, MO – A suburban St. Louis health plan has been fined for failing to process claims from doctors and patients quickly enough.
The state Insurance Department says Mercy Health Plans of Chesterfied recently paid the state slightly more than $100,000. The fine was imposed after the state found that the HMO failed to meet time limits for handling claims filed by doctors and patients.
The fine was the first levied under the so-called prompt-pay measure passed by lawmakers in 2001 and enacted in January 2002.