KanCare

Government
12:20 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Legislators To Propose KanCare Oversight Panel

Kansas legislators will introduce measures during the 2013 session to create oversight of the state's new KanCare Medicaid system.

House Rep. David Crum and Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook announced their plans Monday during a Statehouse news conference. KanCare is the new federally approved system for Medicaid in Kansas, providing health care services to low-income and disabled residents.

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News
5:02 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Top Morning News 12.17.12

Legislators to propose oversight panel for KanCare; Huelskamp to open satellite office in Manhattan; 2 police officers dead in Topeka.

Legislators To Propose KanCare Oversight Panel

Kansas legislators are planning to introduce measures during the 2013 session to create oversight of the state's new KanCare Medicaid system.

House Representitive David Crum and Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook are expected to announce their plans Monday during a Statehouse news conference.

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Health
5:40 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Lawrence Man Appointed KanCare Ombudsman

A Lawrence man has been appointed to the newly-created position of KanCare Ombudsman. 

James Bart is a former corporate attorney. More importantly, perhaps, he’s the father of a 19-year-old son with developmental disabilities. As such, the young man will be a KanCare consumer.

As ombudsman, Bart’s job is to help consumers with any problems they may have with benefits, services, and access under the privatized Medicaid system called KanCare.

“I’m going to be the person that says what’s your needs, and how can I fulfill that?" he says.

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News
5:15 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Top Morning News 12.13.12

KS senate considers new rules panel; KanCare ombudsman appointed; Cursive writing standards adopted; Volunteer groups seek to help Haitians, break record.

New KS Senate Leaders Pondering Rules Panel

Kansas Senate's new Republican leaders are weighing changes in how the chamber settles disputes over its rules.

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News
5:39 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Top Morning News 12.12.12

Finances of KanCare begin to get worked out; Americans live longer, but are worse off; Judge says Boeing case should go to trial; KS BOE rejects JROTC as PE.

Kansas Finance Council Reviewing Requests

A special council of Kansas officials is weighing a request for funds to implement the state's new system for administering Medicaid services. 

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Government
5:57 am
Fri November 9, 2012

KanCare Launch Date Nears, Lawmakers Consider Oversight

A legislative committee is recommending that lawmakers have greater oversight of a plan to overhaul Medicaid.

KanCare, as the new program will be called, would put most Medicaid recipients into managed care programs run by private companies. The change is slated to take effect January 1.

The Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services heard from advocates saying lawmakers should keep a close eye on KanCare. The goal of the overhaul is to help control costs in Medicaid without hurting patient care.

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News
5:37 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Top Morning News 11.09.12

Brownback says he won't support a Kansas insurance exchange; With the launch of KanCare near lawmakers consider oversight of program; Film about Kansas farming premieres Friday.

Union, Bombardier Reach Tentative Agreement

The Machinists union says it has reached a tentative contract agreement that could end a month-long strike at Bombardier Learjet's aircraft plant in Wichita.

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Government
2:52 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

KanCare Start Date Looms, State Lacks Federal Approval

A major overhaul of the Kansas Medicaid program is scheduled to take place in a little more than seven weeks, but the state's plans still haven't received a green light from the federal government.

Many of the changes that would be enacted require approval from federal officials.

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Health
5:17 am
Thu November 8, 2012

KanCare Enrollment Packets To Be Mailed

Kansans whose health insurance is provided through the Medicaid and HealthWave programs will begin receiving a very important mailing in the next few days.

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News
5:07 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Top Morning News 11.08.12

Hawker Beechcraft To Close 3 Facilities, Cut Jobs

Wichita-based airplane maker Hawker Beechcraft says it's closing facilities in three states and laying off more workers in Kansas. 

The company said Wednesday that 240 employees will lose their jobs with the closing of Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas. It also plans to cut a total of 170 jobs at its Wichita headquarters and at its completion center in Little Rock.

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