Latest News and Events

Nursing Facility Member Support to Apply for LTC Coverage

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment (KDHE) have collaborated to produce a video that is designed to guide nursing facility workers who help patients apply for long-term care coverage under Medicaid/KanCare.

View the video

This video is part of a State of Kansas effort to speed up the long-term care eligibility process by clarifying the financial documentation requirements for applicants and those who are assisting them to apply.  

KDHE staff also have created a checklist to help navigate the eligibility process for long-term care. You can download or review the checklist/guide.

For additional eligibility application assistance, please call 800 792-4884.

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. 

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.

KanCare Renewal for more information.

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) offered the opportunity to review and comment on its proposed Medicaid Service Access Monitoring Plan – October 2016. This plan was developed pursuant to 42 CFR 447.203, and described 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.We collected public comment through September 23, 2016.

Eligibility Determinations Moved to KDHE

Executive Reorganization Order 43 has moved the KanCare eligibility determinations for the elderly and disabled from the Department for Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as of January 1, 2016.

View a recorded version of the Executive Reorganization Order 43 Webinar Presentation:

Updated contact information can be found in the Consumer Contacts list.

Training Available for Providers, MCO and State Staff

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.