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Kansas gets bonus funds for Medicaid enrollments

  • By Kelsey Ryan
  • Published Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 10:59 a.m.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a performance bonus of more than $12.25 million to Kansas for Fiscal Year 2012 for successfully enrolling more eligible children in Medicaid programs, according to a news release from the federal agency.

Kansas was one of 23 states to receive bonuses, which combined totaled nearly $306 million.

This year’s amount was more than twice what the state received in last year, according to the centers.

Kansas has received a bonus every year since the funds became available. The bonuses are intended to help offset the state’s taxpayers’ costs of adding low income children to the system.

The bonus will go to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, which oversees the program.

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