Medicaid

Dreamstime
January 13, 2018 - 5:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has named an insurance executive to be acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The administration announced Friday that Jeff Andersen will oversee environmental management and the state's Medicaid program. The Kansas Senate must...
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Steve McIntosh
December 14, 2017 - 4:48 am
Free flu vaccines are available for uninsured Sedgwick County residents over the age of 19, while the vaccination is in stock. The vaccine is available at Sedgwick County's Dvision of Health main clinic, 2716 West Central in Wichita. Flu shots are available to uninsured children up to age 18 and...
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December 12, 2017 - 2:38 pm
A company helping to manage the Kansas Medicaid program has fired an employee facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a previous job as a state social services administrator. Amerigroup Kansas spokeswoman Olga Gallardo said Tuesday in an email that Brandt Haehn no longer works for the company...
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December 12, 2017 - 10:18 am
A free dental clinic is coming to the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson next year and is expected to draw massive crowds. The Hutchinson News reports that the Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic is planned for Feb 9 and 10. The outgoing president of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:45 pm
Health care officials say Kansas nursing homes are hesitant to take patients who need hospice care and are waiting on Medicaid coverage because they may not get paid for the care they provide. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a backlog of Medicaid applications has been affecting Kansas...
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November 25, 2017 - 11:04 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates say family members have been asked to accept plans of care for disabled Kansas residents under the state's Medicaid program without knowing whether services will be cut. The Kansas City Star reports that independent case managers in Johnson County say the program has...
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October 21, 2017 - 11:38 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas official overseeing the state's privatized Medicaid program is departing as the state prepares to ask the federal government to extend the program past 2018. The Department of Health and Environment announced Friday that Mike Randol would step down as Medicaid...
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October 16, 2017 - 7:02 pm
The federal government has given Kansas permission to operate its private Medicaid system for another year. State officials announced Monday afternoon that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state until Dec. 31, 2018 to operate the KanCare system. The program was set to...
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September 04, 2017 - 12:35 am
Kansas is hunting for a new inspector general for its Medicaid program, more than three years after the office became vacant. The inspector general is supposed to fight fraud within the $3 billion-a-year program that provides health coverage for the needy, but also see that the three private health...
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