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