KanCare Updates

Future Authority of KanCare Public Hearings

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a virtual and in-person public hearing for a proposed administrative change to the KanCare 1115 Waiver. Information about the when and where the public hearings will be held can be located below. If you have any questions or concerns about the KanCare 1115 Waiver, please email KanCareRenewal@ks.gov

Public Hearing Times, Dates and Locations

Public Hearing #1 – Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 2:00pm–4:00pm

Location: Eisenhower State Office Building, Auditorium A and B, 700 SW Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas

Use this link to register for the in-person public hearing (optional)

Public Hearing #2 – Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 6:00pm–8:00pm

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting –  Click here to register

KanCare 1115 Waiver Renewal Documents

Documents for the KanCare 1115 waiver renewal are listed below. 

KanCare 1115 Waiver Public Meeting Recordings and Resources 

On October 11-13, 2022, and October 17-19, 2022, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) held 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 in-person meetings were held in Topeka; Kansas City, Kansas; Pittsburgh; Hays; and Wichita. The recordings of the virtual meetings and the informational flyers used in the public meetings are posted here.

If you have a question or concern about the KanCare 1115 Waiver Renewal, please email KanCareRenewal@ks.gov.

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. 

Aetna Better Health of Kansas
Sunflower Health Plan
United Healthcare Community Plan

COVID-19 Resources

KanCare Quality Dashboard

OneCare Kansas

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OneCare Kansas Newsletter - November 2022

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

Latest News & Events

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: December 14, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 819 4188 6040
Passcode: 978485
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

KanCare Public Forum Meeting 

Date: December 14, 2022 
Time: 3:00 - 4:00p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 845 1326 8042
Passcode: 318869
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) 

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Computer Audio Enabled Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 820 9357 6852
Passcode: 284707
Audio Dial Only: 1 (312) 626-6799
You will need the Meeting ID and Passcode

Bethell HCBS and KanCare Oversight Committee 

Bethell Joint Committee on HCBS and KanCare Oversight
September 26 & 27, 2022 
Starts at 9:00am
State Capitol, Room 112-N
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
November 2 & 3, 2022
Starts at 9:00am
State Capitol, Room 112-N
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 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.
All three managed care organizations operate Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) in our State. DSNPs enroll individuals who are entitled to both Medicare and medical assistance from a state plan under Medicaid. The State exempts the following D-SNPs from external quality review per 42 C.F.R. 438.362 beginning in 2019: 
Aetna - Aetna Medicare Assure, Coventry
Sunflower – WellCare Dual Access, WellCare Dual Liberty
UnitedHealthcare – UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin