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 has been extended to run from June 8, 2017 until July 10, 2017.  Comments will be accepted until July 10, 2017; and the State intends to submit the extension no later than August 31, 2017.

Information about the KanCare extension requested, including the extension application and documented comments from public comment meetings held in March 2017, is available for public review. For individuals without access to the internet, copies of the application and public comment document may be obtained by calling 785-296-4753 or writing:

KanCare Renewal, c/o Becky Ross, 
KDHE-Division of Health Care Finance, 
900 SW Jackson, LSOB – 9th Floor, 
Topeka, Kansas, 66612.

Such requests must be made before July 10, 2017.  A copy of the extension application will also be located at the reception desks for:

KDHE-Division of Health Care Finance
900 SW Jackson, LSOB - 9th floor
Topeka KS 66612

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

New England Building
503 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603

Written comments about the KanCare extension request may be sent to this email address:

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:

July 6th, 2017 (1:30-3:00 pm)
University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Best Conference Center, 12604 Quivira Rd, Overland Park KS

July 7th, 2017 (1:30-3:30 pm)

WSU Hughes Metroplex, Room 180, 5015 E 29th St. North, Wichita, KS (Enter door N at the southeast corner of the building)

July 10, 2017 (6:00- 7:00 pm)
Conference call: 1-877-400-9499 Access Code: 134 228 8045

kancare extension public hearings July 2017

All meeting rooms are ADA accessible.  If you need language accommodations, such as sign language interpreter or large print or Braille, please contact Dawn Goertzen at 785-291-3461 or as soon as possible.

The annual and quarterly reports regarding KanCare

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.

“On June 19th, 2017, training was provided to MCO staff which included an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as Federal information regarding accessibility of health care services for individuals with disabilities. These slides are posted below for reference, and any questions can be directed to the State ADA Coordinator, Anthony Fadale. Anthony also welcomes any requests to set up additional trainings for MCO or provider staff who are interested in learning more about these topics. Please contact Anthony Fadale by email at”

Training Videos

KanCare 2126 Tutorial Facility Admission and Discharge Form

Once the video starts, you can click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the screen to view the video in full screen mode.