The 1115 draft is out for public comment. Click here to read it.
Contact and comment info is available in the document.
Comments will be accepted until November 26, 2017.
The State intends to submit the renewal request no later than December 31, 2017
"The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is pleased to submit this Section 1115 demonstration renewal application for the KanCare program. KanCare, Kansas’ statewide mandatory Medicaid managed care program, was implemented on January 1, 2013 , under authority of a waiver through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act. The initial demonstration was approved for five years, and the Centers for Medicare and Medi caid Services (CMS) approved a one-year extension on October 13, 2017. The original goals of the KanCare demonstration focused on providing integrated and whole-person care, creating health homes, preserving or creating a path to independence, and establishing alternative access models with an emphasis on home and community-based services (HCBS). Building on the success of the current KanCare demonstration , the goal for KanCare 2.0 is to help Kansans achieve healthier, more independent lives by coordinating services and supports for social determinants of health and independence in addition to traditional Medicaid benefits. The State of Kansas (the State) seeks a five-year Section 1115 demonstration renewal from CMS to further improve health outcomes, coordinate care and social services, address social determinants of health, facilitate achievement of member independence, and advance fiscal responsibility."
On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with Melanie Burnett. She is the newly-relocated Residential Coordinator in the Parsons office. (She worked previously for SKIL in Fredonia.) She discusses her work history, her goals, and what she does for SKIL.
On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks to Jessica Crager, who is the Transition Coordinator of SEK Inter-local. Crager discusses Disability Mentoring Day, which is being held in Pittsburg (at the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium) at nine a.m. on November 29, 2017. The goal of Disability Mentoring Day is to train disabled students for life in education and the workplace after high school.
Beginning on April 1, 2018, new Medicare cards with new numbers will be mailed to all people with Medicare. In January 2018, new Medicare card outreach to and education for people with Medicare will begin. The new cards will have a new number unique to each person with Medicare instead of the Social Security Number-based Health Insurance Claim Numbers currently used, to help protect the identities of people with Medicare. To learn more about the new cards and system, please take a look at The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website here.
The Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SILCK) has requested we share this survey:
"Is Independent Living Services Helping Your Independence?".
The SILCK is using this info to help with the evaluation of the progress towards the goals of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) The survey will remain open through December 12, 2017. We appreciate your help in this process.