KanCare Updates

Future Authority of KanCare Public Meetings Scheduled for Topeka, Kansas City, Pittsburg, Hays and Wichita

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has scheduled a series of virtual and in-person public meetings for the discussion of the state's proposed plan for the future authority of the KanCare program. The dates, times and locations of the publics meetings are listed in the flyer linked below. 

Ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Temporary Waivers

In April 2020, during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Kansas Medicaid program began offering you an extra 120 days to ask for a state fair hearing. The Medicaid program allowed the extra days if you received a notice from us with a negative decision about eligibility or a fee-for-service (FFS) health care service. We added the extra 120 days to the usual 33 days, which allowed a total of 153 days for you to ask for a state fair hearing. Although the COVID-19 public health emergency is still active, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services allows each State to decide when to end the offer of extra time. In Kansas, the last day the Medicaid program will offer you the extra 120 days to ask for a hearing will be on September 16, 2022. If you receive a notice of action dated on or before September 16, 2022, you can still have the extra 120 days to ask for a hearing. 

State Fair Hearings:

If the notice of action we send you is dated on or after September 17, 2022, you will again have to ask for a state fair hearing within 33 calendar days of the date on the notice that we send you with our negative decision about eligibility or a FFS service. If you ask for a state fair hearing more than 33 calendar days after the date on the notice, your request will be late and you will not be able to have a hearing.

Adult Dental Coverage

KanCare now covers periodontal care, silver diamine fluoride treatments and some restorative care like fillings and crowns for adult KanCare members aged 21 and older. Remember that each MCO has $500 in Value Added Benefits and can cover some In Lieu Of Services, like adult dentures and partials, not covered through KanCare. Click on your MCO's name below to see a complete list of Value Added Benefits or click on the Adult Dental Fact Sheet for more information. 

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OneCare Kansas Newsletter - August 2022


OCK Providers, please see the FAQ section and a special note in the August OCK newsletter pertaining to CCBHCs and OCK.

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    Covid-19 Public Health Emergency 

 During the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), KanCare recipients have stayed enrolled in the program.
If your contact information or household circumstances have changed, please update your information by contacting the KanCare Clearinghouse at 1-800-792-4884. You can also update your contact information by clicking the red chat bubble to the lower right of your screen.
This may help you keep your KanCare coverage after the end of the COVID-19 PHE.



   KanCare Advisory Council Meeting 

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86232411643?pwd=b3cwMjQ2MTZ1amVSUytzNGI4MFlzZz09

Meeting ID: 862 3241 1643
Passcode: 238519
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)


Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) 

Date: September 28, 2022
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
MCAC Agenda

Computer Audio Enabled Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81031085160

Meeting ID: 810 3108 5160
Passcode: 091491
Audio Dial Only call toll free: 1 (877) 853-5257 



  Bethell HCBS and KanCare Oversight Committee 


Bethell Joint Committee on HCBS and KanCare Oversight
Date:
September 26 & 27, 2022 
Time:
Starts at 9:00am
Location: 
State Capitol, Room 112-N
Agenda: 
When it becomes available, it can be found on the Committee page.
For those wishing to testify, contact Iraida Orr at Iraida.Orr@klrd.ks.gov or 785-296-4408.

Bethell Joint Committee on HCBS and KanCare Oversight
Date:
November 2 & 3, 2022
Time:
Starts at 9:00am
Location: 
State Capitol, Room 112-N
Agenda: 
When it becomes available, it can be found on the Committee page.
For those wishing to testify, contact Iraida Orr at Iraida.Orr@klrd.ks.gov or 785-296-4408



   KanCare Public Forum Meeting 

Date: December 7, 2021 
Time: 3:00 - 4:00p.m.

Via Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86463208264?pwd=QmFscVNRSFFpVk1uc2MwWVd5MUszQT09

Meeting ID: 864 6320 8264
Passcode: 258551
or Dial: 1 (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 864 6320 8264
Passcode: 258551


KanCare Final Evaluation Report 2013-2018

This is the final report on the evaluation results of the KanCare Demonstration implemented over a six-year period (January 2013 through December 2018) completed by KFMC External Quality Review Organization for KanCare.