KanCare Annual Public Forum – Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3:00-4:00 pm

KanCare Rate Reductions

KanCare Provider Payment Reductions – and we are collecting public comment 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.

The proposed plan is available here. If you would like to receive a paper or direct email copy of the plan, please contact Elizabeth Phelps by phone at 785.296.4552 or by email at

We are collecting public comment through September 23, 2016.  If you would like to comment on the proposed plan, please submit your comment to Elizabeth Phelps by email at or by regular mail at:  Elizabeth Phelps, KDHE – Division of Health Care Finance, 900 SW Jackson, Landon State Office Building – 10th Floor, Topeka, KS 66612.

Medicaid Service Access Monitoring Plan

Medicaid Service Access Monitoring Plan – an opportunity to review and comment on the draft plan, and we are collecting public comment through September 23, 2016.

Forums on KanCare Provider Payment Reductions

2015 KanCare Member Lunch and Learn 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 Ombudsman, Kerrie 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 Autism, Technology Assisted (TA), and Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) Programs
3/11/15 Money Follows the Person (MFP)/ Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
3/25/15 Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

Please note that topics may be subject to change.

2014 Health Homes Consumer Tour

Thank you to everyone who joined us at one the Health Homes meetings for KanCare members that were held in 16 cities from March 3rd through March 12th. The announcement for the meetings was sent to news reporters and to KanCare stakeholders through e-mail. It is also posted online here: March 3-12 Meeting Details