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Kansas KanCAre

  • KanCare (modified: 4 years ago)
    Kansas proposes to amend their demonstration by adding two pilot programs. The "SSI Pilot" is for individuals on the intellectual/developmental disabilities or the physical disabilities waiver waiting lists would have the opportunity to receive $1500 a month to purchase waiver-type employment support services, Medicaid coverage, and benefits planning services. Individuals would maintain their place on the waiting list and be offered an opportunity to disenroll from the pilot and enroll into HCBS when they become waiver eligible. The second pilot is the "Working Healthy/WORK Pilot" and it would move the current TWWIIA program into the demonstration for two purposes. Individuals who turn 65 while enrolled in the program would be able to remain in the program and a minimum work requirement would be implemented. Both pilots have a minimum work requirement of 40 hours per month. The federal public comment period will be open from June 16, 2015 through July 16, 2015.
  • KanCare - Amendment Request (modified: 4 weeks ago)
    Kansas is submitting a request to amend the KanCare section 1115(a) demonstration. The goal of the amendment is to reflect a change in the HCAIP rate in the demonstration. The federal public comment period will be open from August 13, 2019 through September 12, 2019.
  • KanCare 2017 Extension (modified: 1 year ago)
    Kansas requests a one year extension to its KanCare demonstration with no changes. KanCare provides statewide managed care to the majority of Medicaid state plan populations for physical, behavioral, and long term care services. KanCare operates concurrently with the state's section 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers and together provides the authority necessary to require enrollment of almost all Medicaid beneficiaries (including the aged, disabled, and some dual eligibles) into a managed care delivery system to receive state plan and HCBS waiver services. KanCare also includes a safety net care pool to support certain hospitals that incur uncompensated care costs for Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured, and to provide incentives to hospitals for programs to enhance access to health care and improve the quality of care. The federal public comment period will be open from August 11, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  • State Extension Application - Revised December 2017 (modified: 1 year ago)
    Kansas is requesting to extend its "KanCare" demonstration for another 5 years that implements statewide mandatory Medicaid managed care through section 1115 authority. The state is proposing program changes with the goal of helping Kansans achieve healthier, more independent lives by coordinating services and supports for social determinants of health and independence in addition to traditional Medicaid benefits. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. The state intends to demonstrate that by addressing social determinants of independence in conjunction with social determinants of health, it accelerates an individual's path to higher levels of independence and attainment of their vision for a good life. The federal public comment period will be opened from December 28, 2017 through January 27, 2018.