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KanCare Extension Public Hearings

Public Notice and Comment Period – KanCare Extension

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is offering the opportunity to attend additional public hearings regarding the state’s proposed one-year extension of the KanCare program, and to provide comments about the extension request application.

Public Comment – Timing and Process

This public comment period runs from February 16, 2017 until March 24, 2017. Comments will be accepted until March 24; and the state intends to submit the extension request on April 14, 2017. 

Information about KanCare extension request is available for public review

Written comments about the KanCare extension request may be sent to this email address:; or may be mailed to:  KanCare Renewal, c/o Becky Ross, KDHE-Division of Health Care Finance, 900 SW Jackson, LSOB – 9th Floor, Topeka, Kansas, 66612.

Download the document below for additional detail.

To find historical reports pertaining to the timeframe of the demonstration waiver visit Annual and Quarterly Reports.   

Public Hearings – When and Where

Additional public hearings about the KanCare extension will be held as follows:

Mar. 20, 2017  

3:00-5:00 pm     Wichita Marriott, Kansas Grand Ballroom, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS

Mar. 21, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 pm  Ramada Convention Center, Downtown Topeka, Regency Ballroom, 420 SE 6th St., Topeka, KS

Mar. 22, 2017
3-5 pm - Fort Hays State University Memorial Union, Fort Hays Ballroom 228, 700 College Drive, Hays, Kansas

Mar. 24, 2017
3-5 pm - Embassy Suites Olathe, Salon DEF, 10401 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, Kansas

Mar. 27, 2017

2:00-3:30 pm  KanCare Advisory Council meeting, Curtis State Office Bldg., Room 530, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS

The annual and quarterly reports regarding KanCare

KanCare Annual Public Forum

KanCare Provider Payment Reductions

Public comments were accepted through September 8, 2016.

Notice of Opportunity to Review / Comment on Medicaid Access Monitoring Plan

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is offering the opportunity to review and comment on its proposed Medicaid Service Access Monitoring Plan – October 2016. This plan is developed pursuant to 42 CFR 447.203, and describes how Kansas will address the terms of that new federal regulation within the context of the KanCare program through which nearly all Kansas Medicaid services are provided. Public comments were accepted through September 23, 2016.

KanCare Member Lunch & Learn Conference Calls

Occurs: Every 2 weeks on Tuesday 
Starts at: 06 Jan 2015

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 
Time zone: (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 
Call-in #: 866-620-7326 Code: 5272685242

The Member Lunch and Learn conference calls are an opportunity for people interested in learning about Kancare (Medicaid) to listen to speakers discuss their areas of expertise. A different Kancare subject is presented at each call. Time is given to ask questions at the end of each session.

Lunch and Learn calls are moderated by the Kancare OmbudsmanKerrie Bacon.

The following are the topics by date for the Ombudsman calls for the first quarter of 2015:

1.14.15 ADRCs: What they do 
1.28.15 Client Assessment, Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Program 
2.11.15 Families Together and Keys for Networking
2.25.15 Public Comments on AutismTechnology Assisted (TA), and Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Programs 
3.25.15 Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) 

Please note topics may be subject to change.

Training Available for Consumers, Families and Providers

Below you will find a comprehensive list of trainings available to date.  This list will be updated on a quarterly basis, so check back soon.