SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2154
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES FRANKLIN (Sponsor), JONES (110), DIEHL, HOSKINS, RICHARDSON, MESSENGER, FRAKER, CONWAY (104), JONES (50), WOOD, DOHRMAN, LICHTENEGGER, NEELY, ROWDEN, HICKS, MOLENDORP, KELLY (45), MORRIS, LYNCH AND FREDERICK (Co-sponsors).
6337H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 191, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the show-me extension for community health care outcomes program.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 191, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 191.1140, to read as follows:
191.1140. 1. Subject to appropriations, the University of Missouri shall manage the “Show-Me Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes (ECHO) Program”. The department of health and senior services shall collaborate with the University of Missouri in utilizing the program to expand the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas of the state and to monitor outcomes of such treatment.
2. The program is designed to utilize current telehealth technology to disseminate knowledge of best practices for the treatment of chronic, common, and complex diseases from a multidisciplinary team of medical experts to local primary care providers who will deliver the treatment protocol to patients, which will alleviate the need of many patients to travel to see specialists and will allow patients to receive treatment more quickly.
3. The program shall utilize local community health care workers with knowledge of local social determinants as a force multiplier to obtain better patient compliance and improved health outcomes.