Kansas – KanCare
On Nov. 20, the State announced a web page dedicated to reporting KanCare implementation activities. The site now contains many documents related to 1915(c) waiver amendments as well as status reports for various types of implementation activities.
Among those documents is a report summarizing and comparing the three health plans’ physical and behavioral health networks by major provider type. Network summaries for HCBS and other specialty providers will be posted as they are completed. You can view the report and other Network Adequacy documents here – http://kancare.ks.gov/readiness_activities.htm
KanCare Advisor Newsletters - a biweekly news bulletin
Press Release 11/20/2012 – KanCare Implementation Activities Reporting Now Online
The Medicaid program in Kansas is undergoing a massive overhaul in which the state has proposed to change the Medicaid program into a managed care system known as KanCare.
These changes will affect the more than 230,000 Kansas children who rely on Medicad for health insurance.
Kansas Action for Children (KAC) has released a series of news briefs (links below) examining what Medicaid reforms means for Kansas children and where it’s headed.
Kansas Health Institute (KHI) Alerts
June 2012 – Medicaid makeover: Can Kansas learn from Kentucky?
“Kentucky state auditor says Kansas should avoid the managed care mistakes of Kentucky. Kentucky already has done what Kansas is getting ready to do: It hired three managed care companies to run most of its Medicaid system. But Kentucky’s transition to a fixed-rate managed care system, which began only a few days before Brownback announced his plan in November, has been plagued by problems during its first seven months of operations…” Click here to continue reading.