Medicaid

June 02, 2018 - 11:43 am
Parents in Kansas say long waitlists and shortages of insurance providers are reducing access to therapy for their children with autism. Psychologists often point families who have children with autism to applied behavior analysis, or ABA therapy. The one-on-one therapy is meant to help autistic...
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Dreamstime
May 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Kansas' data is too poorly documented to determine whether the state's privatized Medicaid plan is working, according to legislative auditors. Lawmakers directed their independent auditors in April 2017 to determine KanCare's effect on beneficiaries' health outcomes. But auditors last month said...
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May 08, 2018 - 4:43 am
Federal officials have rejected the request from Kansas to limit some people to three years of Medicaid coverage in a lifetime. The Kansas City Star reports that Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the American Hospital Association that her agency...
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Dreamstime
April 25, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Officials say the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is on track to fall short of federal requirements for inspection of 350 nursing home facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the agency's compliance record for annual...
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Dreamstime
February 25, 2018 - 10:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates for seniors in Kansas say that several changes made to streamline the Medicaid application and renewal process have actually made it difficult for the state's elderly population. Kansas moved to a new computer system in 2015 for applying for Kansas Medicaid, otherwise...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 5:13 am
A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would expand the state's Medicaid program to provide health coverage for 150,000 additional poor adults. The bill approved Monday by the Public Health and Welfare Committee would expand Medicaid as encouraged by the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act...
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Dreamstime
February 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
The company that processes Medicaid applications in Kansas is facing mulitple fines of up to $250,000 a day and may lose its state contract because it is far out of compliance with the required performance standards. The Wichita Eagle reports that state sent Maximus a non-compliance letter on...
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Dreamstime
February 15, 2018 - 3:04 pm
The University of Kansas has reimbursed the state for more than $7.1 million after auditors concluded last year that its social welfare school overbilled the state's Medicaid program for services. Chancellor Douglas Girod formally notified Gov. Jeff Colyer and other state officials of the...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 1:35 pm
The Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been criticized by some as threatening Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. But if states...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm
In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the Affordable Care Act's...
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