Kansas

State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Publications

    People with mental illnesses use more resources and are more expensive to cover than Medicaid enrollees without these disorders.  Moreover, the subset of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) has the highest per person cost of all disabled, non-dually eligible individuals enrolled in state Medicaid programs. Trained peer support specialists are well positioned to bridge the […]

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    January 26, 2016 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Front Page, Georgia, Kansas, Oregon, Publications
  • In 2007, the Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA) (now known as the Kansas Division of Health Care Finance) delivered a comprehensive health reform plan to the Legislature and the Governor intended to improve health in Kansas. A key component of the plan was promotion of the medical home model. In 2008, Kansas lawmakers demonstrated support […]

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    June 1, 2015 | Filed under: Kansas
  • In Kansas: Medicaid services are delivered on a managed care basis, and KanCare (Kansas Medicaid) members are assigned to one of three managed care organizations (MCOs). Kansas operates KanCare through a Section 1115 Waiver, which was approved in 2012, and went into effect in January 2013. The KanCare MCOs provide most Medicaid services and are […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Kansas
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Kansas 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Kansas 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Kansas 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Kansas Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Kansas NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Kansas operates a separate CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Kansas
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Kansas
  • The non-profit Kansas Health Information Exchange is the State Designated Entity for HIE cooperative grants. A Board is charged with establishing standards for the operation of HIEs in the state. The Board must publish an annual report (including an audit) to the Governor and legislature.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Kansas
  • Kansas is still developing its HIE Strategic Plan but has released an unfinished draft.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Kansas
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    August 10, 2009 | Filed under: Kansas
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    July 28, 2009 | Filed under: Kansas