July 17, 2006 WIC Update

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SUBJECT: HANDS Changes
SUBJECT: DRAFT Local WIC Provider Contract for 2007

  1. HANDS Changes: There are three changes to some HANDS screens that will be implemented Monday, 7/10/06. These are minor changes that should be beneficial to the end user.

    H210/H211/H212 Postpartum Outcome Screens - The breastfeeding fields at the bottom of the screen have been removed. These fields are no longer needed for reporting breastfeeding data for the Missouri WIC program. All breastfeeding data is taken and reported directly from the infant health history screens.

    H201 Common Data Screen - The telephone fields will now accept any numeric area code and phone number for a participant. This change was made to the H202 screen a few weeks ago and has now been made to the H201 screen as well.

    H401/H402/H403 - Women's certification screens - The guardian DCN field has been removed from these screens. Since a woman is her own guardian, the guardian DCN field is not needed on this screen.

    If you have questions, contact Melissa Seaver, Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov or 1-800-392-8209.

  2. Draft Local WIC Provider Contract for 2007: Attached please find a draft of the 2007 Local WIC Provider Contract. doc The changes to the contract for 2007 have been highlighted in blue. For Local WIC Providers that are also Local Health Departments, the new WIC contract will become part of the consolidated local health department contract. The Local WIC Providers that are not local health departments will not see a change in the formatting of the contracts.

    Please note ALL Final 2007 Local WIC Provider Contracts will be distributed electronically (email) by the Division of Administration in the Department of Health and Senior Services. When the contracts are ready for distribution, there will be a notice in the Weekly Update.
    Questions: Kathleen.Davis@health.mo.gov or (800) 392-8209 and press # 5 ask for Kathleen.