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The Gateway to Better Health Waiver was discontinued in 2022. This webpage should be used for informational purposes only.

Approved on July 28, 2010, the "Gateway to Better Health" Demonstration Project aims to preserve access to ambulatory care for low-income, uninsured individuals in St. Louis City and County. The Demonstration project transitioned to a coverage model on July 1, 2012. This Demonstration Project and the funding mechanisms that preceded it have been critical to maintaining and improving access to health care for uninsured individuals in St. Louis City and County since the closure of the city's last remaining public hospital in 1997. The program is designed to provide primary, urgent, and specialty care coverage to uninsured adults (not eligible through the Medicaid State Plan) in St. Louis City and County, aged 19-64, who are below 133% of the FPL, through a coverage model known as Gateway to Better Health Blue. Additionally, individuals otherwise meeting the same requirements but with income up to 200% of the FPL may be enrolled into Gateway to Better Health Silver coverage, which includes urgent and specialty care services but excludes the primary care benefit.

 Public Notice

2024

03.08.2024 - Missouri’s revised Evaluation Design for the Gateway to Better Health

2022

04.11.2022 - Gateway to Better Health - 2022 Post Award Notice & Annual Report

2021

05.14.2021 - Gateway to Better Health - 2021 Post Award Public Notice and Annual Report

2020

04.16.2020 - Gateway to Better Health – 2020 Post Award Public Notice and Annual Report

2019

09.30.2019 - Public Notice for Gateway to Better Health Demonstration Amendment Request

2018

07.31.2018 - Gateway to Better Health
05.01.2018 - Public Notice Gateway to Better Health Post Award

2017

05.09.2017 - Gateway to Better Health Post-Award

MO HealthNet News

The table below provides general information and updates that are relevant to this program page, as well as all MO HealthNet providers. To find information for all other MO HealthNet programs, or to search by date, program or keyword, visit the MO HealthNet News page. If you would like to receive updates in your inbox, subscribe to MO HealthNet News!

Date Volume Number Subject Type Program
07/19/2024 New MO HealthNet Provider Resources Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
07/08/2024 Home Health Provider Notice Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
07/01/2024 2024-2 Provider Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2024 Newsletters All MO HealthNet Providers
06/21/2024 Missouri’s Master Plan on Aging Survey Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
06/18/2024 MO HealthNet Community Connection Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
05/28/2024 Optimizing MO's Managed Care Plan Benefits for Maternal & Infant Health – June 27 Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
05/10/2024 PACE Benefit Table Hot Tips Gateway to Better Health
04/30/2024 MO Medicaid Audit & Compliance New Toll-Free Number Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
04/25/2024 Claims Processing Schedule for Fiscal Year 2025 Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
04/19/2024 46-53 Update to Medicare Crossover Claims Bulletins All MO HealthNet Providers
04/11/2024 2024 Relias Continuing Education Courses Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
04/03/2024 Optimizing Missouri’s Managed Care Plan Benefits for Maternal and Infant Health – Cape Girardeau, April 23, 2024 Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers
04/02/2024 46-48 Free Standing Birth Center Bulletin Bulletins All MO HealthNet Providers
04/01/2024 2024-1 Provider Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2024 Newsletters All MO HealthNet Providers
03/29/2024 Provider Training Schedule Posted, April – June 2024 Hot Tips All MO HealthNet Providers