Category: Missouri

Missouri Firm With Silicon Valley Ties Faces Medicare Billing Scrutiny

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ST. LOUIS — In many ways, Essence Group Holdings Corp. is a homegrown health care success story. Founded locally, it has grown into a broader company backed by a major Silicon Valley investor. Essence now boasts Medicare Advantage plans for seniors with some 60,000 members in Missouri and across the Mississippi River in Illinois. It ….  Read More

Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

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[UPDATED on July 9] ST. LOUIS — Not far from the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Joshua Grigaitis fills a cooler with bottles and cans in one of the city’s oldest bars. It’s Saturday night, and the lights are low. Frank Sinatra’s crooning voice fills the air, along with the aroma of incense. The place has all the ….  Read More