The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is asking the federal government to allow the state to modify KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program, according to a news release.
The KDHE is proposing the following changes effective Jan. 1, 2014:
• Approval to provide long-term support services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through KanCare managed care. Those services are currently carved out and paid on a fee-for-service basis;
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• Approval for three new pilot programs for Kansans who might otherwise be enrolled in Medicaid, including a Social Security Alternative Pilot, a Supplemental Security Income Employment Support Pilot and a Health Account Pilot
As part of the process, the KDHE will hold public meetings to gather comments on the proposed changes. A Wichita meeting will be at 2 p.m. July 15 at the Wichita State Metroplex multipurpose room at 5015 E. 29th St. North.
To view the proposed changes, go to www.kancare.ks.gov/download/KanCare_1115_Amendment_Public_Notice.pdf.