Kansas Health Care Provider Directory -

Directory of Providers


The Kansas Health Care Provider Directory web page http://www.kdheks.gov/bhfr/fac_list/index.html lists active health care providers regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Health Facilities (BHF) by individual licensure/certification category. Please note that if there are no active providers in a category, then the category does not appear in the listing. Effective July 1, 2003 regulation of all long term care facilities with the exception of long term care units in hospitals, was transferred to the Kansas Department on Aging. Affected provider categories were Adult Day Care, Assisted Living Facility, Boarding Care Home, Home Plus, Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded, Nursing Facility, Nursing Facility for Mental Health, and Residential Health Care Facility.

Providers in the following 7 categories are required to be licensed under state law: Ambulatory Surgical Center, Critical Access Hospital, Home Health Agency, Hospital, Long Term Care Unit (these providers fall under the license of their parent hospital), Psychiatric Hospital (private psychiatric hospitals are licensed by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services while public psychiatric hospitals are licensed by KDHE), and Special Hospital.

Providers in the other six categories (comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, dialysis facility, hospice, outpatient provider of physical/other therapy, portable x-ray, and rural health clinic) are required to be Medicare certified before Medicare reimbursement can be obtained for the services they provide. The following licensed provider types can seek Medicare/Medicaid certification at their discretion: ambulatory surgical center, critical access hospital, home health agency, hospital, long term care unit, nursing facility, nursing facility for mental health, psychiatric hospital and special hospital. Medicare certification activities are carried out by the BHF as a contracted agents of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly known as HCFA) which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Definitions of the BHF regulated provider types as used in this listing are as shown below. Appropriate Kansas Statutes, Kansas Administrative Regulations, and federal laws/regulations should be consulted for the exact legal definition of these provider types. Some of the linked files are relatively large in size so may require long download times.

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Ambulatory Surgical Center means an establishment with an organized medical staff of one or more physicians; with permanent facilities that are equipped and operated primarily for the purpose of performing surgical procedures; with continuous physician services during surgical procedures and until the patient has recovered from the obvious effects of anesthetic and at all other times with physician services whenever a patient is the facility; with continuous registered professional nursing services whenever a patient is in the facility; and which does not provide services or other accommodations for patients to stay more than 24 hours.

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility means a Medicare certified nonresidential facility that is established and operated exclusively for the purpose of providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and restorative services to outpatients for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons, at a single fixed location, by or under the supervision of a physician.

Critical Access Hospital means a member of a rural health network which makes available 24 hour emergency care services; provides not more than 15 acute inpatient beds for providing inpatient care for a period not to exceed 96 hours (with certain exceptions); provides inpatient extended care services (if approved for swing bed status) so long as the combined total of extended care and acute care beds does not exceed 25 ; and provides nursing services under the direction of a licensed professional nurse and continuous professional nursing services for not less than 24 hours of every day when any bed is occupied or the facility is open to provide services for patients (with exceptions).

Dialysis Facility means a Medicare certified supplier of at least one End Stage Renal Disease treatment service such as dialysis, transplantation and self-dialysis/home dialysis training.

Home Health Agency means a public or private agency or organization or a subdivision or subunit of such agency or organization that provides for a fee one or more home health services at the residence of a patient but does not include local health departments which are not federally certified home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies which provide home health services by use of specialized equipment, independent living agencies, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Hospice means a Medicare certified public agency or private organization or subdivision of either of these that is primarily engaged in providing care to terminally ill (i.e. with a medical prognosis of 6 months or less to live) individuals.

Hospitalmeans an establishment with an organized medical staff of physicians; with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds; and with medical services, including physician services, and continuous registered professional nursing services for not less than 24 hours of every day, to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients who have a variety of medical conditions.

Outpatient Provider of Physical/Other Therapy means a Medicare certified rehabilitation agency which provides at a minimum physical therapy or speech-language pathology services and social or vocational adjustment services as part of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program.

Portable X-ray means a Medicare certified supplier of portable x-ray examination services ordered by a doctor of medicine or osteopathy.

Psychiatric Hospital means either a private psychiatric hospital licensed by DCF and certified by Medicare or a state psychiatric hospital licensed by KDHE and certified by Medicare.

Rural Health Clinic means a Medicare certified outpatient clinic located in a rural area designated as a shortage area, is not a rehabilitation agency or a facility primarily for the care and treatment of mental diseases which furnishes those diagnostic and therapeutic services and supplies commonly furnished in a physician´s office and which, unless granted a waiver, uses a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner at least 50% of the time the clinic operates.

Special Hospital means an establishment with an organized medical staff of physicians; with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds; and with medical services, including physician services, and continuous registered professional nursing services for not less than 24 hours of every day, to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients who have specified medical conditions.