KanCare Promises Improvements to Medicaid

Register now for KanCare Provider Workshop

On January 1, 2013 the State of Kansas will launch a new Medicaid program known as KanCare. KanCare is a privatization of the Medicaid program that will allow each Medicaid enrollee the choice of three insurance plans.

Dental services will be administered by two separate vendors who are partnered with each KanCare MCO. It has recently been announced that DentaQuest and SCION Dental will be the two dental vendors. Both of these companies are currently in the process of enrolling dentists into their networks as Medicaid enrollees. In order for a dentist to participate in KanCare Medicaid must enroll in at least one of the Dental vendors’ KanCare networks.

The state is working to ensure a smooth transition to the administration of the new KanCare Medicaid Program. For example, dental offices may still choose to limit their KanCare patients as in the past and file claims though the existing KMAP website.

A few changes in store for the new KanCare will include some preventative services for adults. Providers should also see higher level of responsiveness to questions and concerns as the staff by both DentaQuest and SCION will include provider relations recruitment representatives via phone and in Kansas.

The KDA to Host KanCare Provider Workshop. In an effort to continue to assist KDA members learn about and get answers to their ongoing questions regarding KanCare, the KDA is hosting a KanCare Provider Workshop on Friday, October 26 from 1-3 p.m. at the Comfort Suite in Manhattan. Representatives from both DentaQuest and SCION will discuss the KanCare Program, the administration of the program, and answer your questions about the benefits.

Medicaid recipients will receive and the process for enrolling in their networks, filing claims, etc. They will do their best to answer the dentists’ many questions about KanCare. This workshop is intended for the dentist and/or one key dental practice team member. This Workshop is provided free of charge to KDA members but space is extremely limited so register early. Watch for registration materials via email and at the KDA website – www.ksdental.org.

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