FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KDHE Office of Communications
TOPEKA, Kan. –The State of Kansas intends to seek an amendment to the KanCare Section 1115 demonstration from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and has scheduled public input meetings in Wichita and Topeka for July 15 and 16, respectively. A notice has been published in the June 27 Kansas Register.
KanCare is Kansas’ new Medicaid delivery system that launched Jan. 1, 2013.
Kansas plans to request CMS approval for three changes to KanCare, effective Jan.1, 2014:
The full public notice, which describes the proposed amendment in more detail, is available on the KanCare website, at www.kancare.ks.gov/download/KanCare_1115_Amendment_Public_Notice.pdf .
The draft KanCare amendment can be viewed directly at 900 S.W. Jackson, Room 900, Topeka, or at the KanCare website, at: www.kancare.ks.gov/download/KanCare_1115_Amendment_Public_Comment.pdf
The State will hold two public meetings to solicit comments on the KanCare amendment:
July 15 at 2 p.m.
Wichita State University Metroplex, Multipurpose Room
5015 E. 29th St. N in Wichita
July 16 at 10 a.m.
Downtown Ramada, Madison Ball Room
420 SE 6th St. in Topeka
The State is also making teleconference access available for the July 16 meeting. The participant dial-in number for the event will be 866-491-3158.
Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in either meeting. Requests for accommodation should be made at least two working days in advance of the meeting by contacting KanCare@kdheks.gov or by calling Rita Haverkamp at (785) 296-5107.
Comments on this proposed demonstration amendment can be emailed to KanCare@kdheks.gov, or mailed to ATTN: Rita Haverkamp, KDHE-DHCF, 900 SW Jackson, Room 900, Topeka, 66612. The State will be accepting public comments until July 29, 2013.
For more on KanCare, visit the program website at www.kancare.ks.gov.