Networking and Coordination of Services

An informal system of case management to ensure Medicaid/RMA enrollment and managed care was developed between the KDHE refugee health coordinator and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation (SRS) Medicaid offices. A person in SRS has been assigned to coordinate and be a resource for Medicaid Refugee enrollment issues. SRS and KDHE coordinate on system and individual issues affecting refugees, including the administration and reimbursement of immunizations required by the (USCIS) United States Customs and Immagration Services for change of immigration status. The refugee health manual reflects current Standards of Practice and Procedures and has been distributed to all the health departments, clinics, and agencies/VOLAGS participating in the Refugee Health Program.