The State of Kansas is inviting the public to a meeting in Topeka to provide comments on the progress of the KanCare “Section 1115″ demonstration project. This post-award forum has been scheduled for the first hour of the meeting, on Tuesday, June 25, at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium, at 120 SW 10th Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The forum is being held with the next meeting of the KanCare Advisory Council. Interested individuals can learn about the progress of KanCare and how the State and three managed care companies are operating in accordance with the special terms and conditions of the “Section 1115″ waiver granted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The state will draft a summary of the comments made during the forum and include the summary in the KanCare quarterly and annual reports. For more information, please email KanCare@kdheks.gov or call 785-296-3982.
Under the Section 1115 Demonstration Project, Kansas will operate a statewide Medicaid reform effort that expands managed care to most Medicaid state plan populations with physical, behavioral, and long term care services and support. For more information on the project, download and read this PDF letter from the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Kansas Medicaid Director, Dr. Susan Mosier.
KanCare hosts a weekly operator-assisted conference call specifically for providers of Home and Community Based Services. On this call, providers can discuss KanCare-related issues with KDADS and the three KanCare health plans. These calls are on Tuesdays from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, beginning May 14.
Participant Dial-In Number(s):
Click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the calls.
The last call was held June 4. Please use the regular monthly HCBS provider forum call to get questions addressed from this date forward.
NEW! Starting May 2, the Rapid Response Call will be held only once a week, on Thursdays, from 9-10:00 a.m. Check this space often for Call schedule updates as we assess the need for stakeholder calls based on call volume trends.
During this call, consumers, providers and other stakeholders are welcome to join the phone line and ask questions about their individual needs as it pertains to the transition to KanCare.
The KanCare program began conducting the then-daily operator-assisted stakeholder call on Dec. 26, 2012. Issues discussed on each call have been tracked in the State’s KanCare Implementation Issues Log, in which you can find a list of the issues being worked by the State in support of consumers and providers.
Click here to see the State’s KanCare implementation Issues Log
Call in at 9:00 a.m. at 877-247-8650 and use ID Code #79687456.
Missed the call? If you want to listen to the recording, the number to call is 855-859-2056 at 8:45 CST. You’ll be asked for the conference ID#. They will ask you for your name and then you can listen.