KanCare: Reinventing Medicaid for Kansas



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

KanCare Educational Activities about HCBS (I/DD) Inclusion


In September 2013, the State of Kansas held a series of educational meetings focused on informing stakeholders in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Home and Community Based Service waiver. This educational tour took place in four cities across Kansas from September 23-26.

Consumers and their families and friends, targeted case managers, and services providers were encouraged to attend.

This educational tour was dedicated to helping KanCare members and providers of long-term intellectual and developmental disability services with questions they had regarding the upcoming full inclusion into KanCare on February 1, 2014. Representatives of the three KanCare Managed Care Organization (MCOs) were in attendance.

2013-September Meetings for I/DD Implementation

2012-2013 Rapid Response Calls

The KanCare Rapid Response Calls were conducted from late 2012 through June 2013. During these calls, we welcomed consumers, providers and other stakeholders to join the phone line and ask questions about their individual needs pertaining to the transition to KanCare. Issues discussed on each call have been tracked in the State's KanCare Implementation Issues Log.

Click here to see the State’s KanCare implementation Issues Log

To listen to a recording of a recent Rapid Response Call, call 855-859-2056. You’ll be asked for the conference ID#. They will ask you for your name and then you can listen.

  • June 27, conference ID# 16090032
  • June 20, conference ID# 16090031
  • June 13, conference ID# 16090030



2013-February and March Educational Tour Meetings

Meetings were held for KanCare consumers in February and March of 2013 to assist consumers with questions after the launch of KanCare.  Meetings were held in Dodge City, Manhattan, Winfield, Topeka, Garden City, Salina, Parsons, Kansas City, Fort Scott, Olathe, Hays, and Wichita.

Click below to see the meeting presentation and handouts used for these meetings:

Meeting Materials


KanCare Webinar

This webinar includes the same presentation made during the open enrollment tour. KanCare Webinar


2013-November Educational Tour

The third round of meetings for KanCare consumers took place November 26-29, 2012.  Meetings were held in Dodge City, Pittsburg, Topeka, Garden City, Independence, Olathe, Hays, Wichita, Kansas City, Salina, El Dorado and Emporia.

Click below to see the meeting presentation and handouts used for these meetings:

2013-September Educational Tour

The second round of meetings for Consumers took place Sept. 24-27 and included meetings in Manhattan, Pittsburg, Colby, Dodge City, Atchison, Chanute, Russell, Pratt, Olathe, Emporia, Hutchinson and El Dorado, in addition to a Teleconference.

Consumer Teleconference Transcript To view a transcript of the September 27, 2012, teleconference call with Medicaid consumers, clink the link here – Consumer Education Meeting Transcript

August 2012 Educational Meetings (Aging and Disability Services)

KanCare educational meetings for current Medicaid consumers and providers in KDADS-administered programs were held August 21-31, 2012.  Meetings were held at seven locations around the state over a period of two weeks. The presentation materials are available now in the links below. Thank you to everyone who attended the meetings.

July-August 2012 Educational Meetings

KanCare educational meetings for current Medicaid and HealthWave members were held July 30 – Aug 2, 2012, at eight locations around the state. The presentation materials, along with Videos and Transcripts, are available now in the links below. Thank you to everyone who attended the meetings.

Slide Presentations –

Videos –

Question & Answers from July/August 2012 Educational Tours –