KanCare Program Updates

Categorized: Consumer Education

There will be changes made to the KanCare program but they will not affect your eligibility for the program.  The state will be hosting non-mandatory meetings next week including one in Olathe, Wichita, and a conference call.  State staff will be present at meetings to provide information on what is and what is not changing with KanCare.  Below is the information on meeting date, times, and locations.

Tuesday, Sept 4  6:00-8:00pm  9100 Corporate Hills Dr. Wichita

Wednesday, Sept 5  6:00-8:00pm 22201 W Innovation Dr. Olathe

Thursday, Sept 6 6:00-7:30pm  (833)795-0476 {Conference Call Only}

To learn more visit http://www.kancare.ks.gov

Contact Dawn Goertzen for accommodations (785) 291-3461 or dawn.goertzen@ks.gov

 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is offering opportunities to attending public meetings regarding the State’s proposed renewal of the KanCare program and to provide comments about the renewal request application.

The public comment period will run from October 20-November 20, 2017. Comments will be accepted until midnight on November 20th and the State intends to submit the renewal request no later than December 31, 2017.

Information about the KanCare renewal request is available for public review on the KanCare website. A summary is also available on the KanCare Renewal page.  Copies of the renewal application will be located in Topeka at the reception desk for KDHE, 900 SW Jackson, LSOB 9th Floor, and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), New England Building, 503 S Kansas Ave.

Written comments about the KanCare extension request may be sent by email or mail:
kdhe.kancarerenewal@ks.gov
KanCare Renewal c/o Becky Ross
KDHE-DHCF 900 SW Jackson
LSOB 9th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

The schedule is below that includes two locations for November 14, 15, and 16. You also have a call-in option on November 20.

Tuesday, November 14 2:00pm-400pm
Pittsburg – Pittsburg State University: Overman Student Center Ballroom A 1701 S. Broadway St

Dodge City – Dodge House Hotel & Convention Center 2408 W Wyatt Earp

Wednesday, November 15 2:00-4:00pm
Olathe – Kansas State University Olathe: Great Plains A & B 22201 W Innovation Dr.

Great Bend – Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 2920 10th St.

Thursday, November 16  2:00-4:00pm
Topeka – Ramada Downtown: Jefferson Hall 420 SE 6th Street

Wichita – Wichita Marriott: Corporate Hills Ballroom 9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Monday, November 20th 12:00-1:30pm
Toll Free Conference Call Option
(833) 791-5968    Conference Code: 871 777 85

As part of the KanCare Waiver Integration Project, KDHE will be providing a one-hour training about Medicaid waivers. This training is a result of recommendations from the Waiver Integration Stakeholder Engagement (WISE) workgroup. The training is designed to help anyone who works in Medicaid-funded programs or receives Medicaid-funded services to understand:

What “waiver” means in the Medicaid world How two different types of waivers (1115 demonstrations and home and community based services – HCBS – waivers) are the same in some ways and different in others What protections are, and can be, included in each kind of waiver

There will be in-person training sessions, in Topeka, and conference calls January 6-February 4, 2016. One of the in-person sessions will be video-taped and placed online for those who cannot attend in person or participate in a conference call. More sessions may be provided in other locations at a later time.

Everyone must register for this training, using the form linked below. If you have questions about this training, please contact Carol Arace at carace@kdheks.gov or 785-296-4753.

Waiver Medicaid Training Form

Home and Community Based Services
KS Dept for Aging and Disability Services
503 S. Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66603

Ph: 785-296-4986
Fax: 785-296-0256
Email: hcbs-ks@kdads.ks.gov

KDADS is hosting a “KanCare HCBS Waiver Integration Information and Comment Tour” and are encouraging consumers and their families to attend.  All locations will feature meetings at 1:30pm-3:30pm for providers and 5:30pm-7:30pm for consumers and families.

Topeka Tuesday, Nov. 10th Capitol Plaza Hotel 1717 SW Topeka Blvd

Wichita Thursday, Nov. 12th Doubletree Wichita Airport 2098 Airport Rd

Kansas City Thursday, Nov. 12th Hilton Garden Inn 520 Minnesota Ave

Hays Monday, Nov. 16th Ambassador Hotel 3603 Vine St

Pittsburg Monday, Nov. 16th Holiday Inn Express 4011 Parkview Dr

If you are unable to attend in person there will be conference calls on Friday, November 13th from 12:00pm-1:30pm and Tuesday, November 17th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. To access the conference call dial: (866) 620-7326 Enter code: 527-268-5242.

Do you receive Home and Community Based Services and other KanCare benefits?  Would you like to hear about changes to HCBS directly from the State of Kansas by email?

 

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has updated their email listserv in order to ensure all those who wish to receive email updates are able to receive them.  The email listserv form can be located on the following web page:  http://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/csp/home-community-based-services-(hcbs).  Scroll down the page to the “Receive Email Updates from KDADS/HCBS” and enter your name and email address to keep informed.