Quality Measurement

Quality Management Strategy (QMS)

KanCare Quality Management Strategy


The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department for aging and Disability Services (KDADS) changed its Quality Management Strategy (QMS) to match the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 42 CFR 438.340 in July 2018. KDHE and KDADS are responsible for updating the QMS no less than once every three years and, as needed, based on progress, comments from partners, and/or changes in legislative, State or Federal policies.

The purpose of the QMS is to keep the State’s focus on the goals of KanCare and activities that bring about growth.  The QMS aims to build a culture that is focused on outcomes, uses our resources efficiently, sets realistic and attainable goals and provides a path to hold managed care contractors responsible. 

The KanCare QMS acts as a roadmap outlining methods to maximize health outcomes and the quality of life for all members to achieve the highest level of dignity, independence and choice through the delivery of holistic, person-centered and coordinated care and promote employment and independent living supports. 

The goals of the KanCare QMS are to:

•           Improve the delivery of holistic, integrated, person-centered, and culturally appropriate care to all members.

•           Improve member experience and quality of life.

•           Improve provider experience and network relationships.

•           Increase access to and availability of services. 

•           Increase the use of evidence-based practices for members with BH (mental health and substance use disorder), and chronic PH conditions.

KanCare 2.0 - Quality Management Strategy

Quality Management Strategy KDHE Public Input Response

KanCare QMS Evaluation Report 7.6.18

KanCare QMS Evaluation Report 8.9.21