Disability News /KLKC
Electronic Verification system implemented by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
On Monday, the Kansas Senate Ways & Means Committee conducted a hearing on a new electronic verification system implemented by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. The program, described as being “fraught with administrative errors and false starts”, was intended to track the working hours of those providing in-home services to the disabled and frail elderly. On Tuesday Deputy Attorney General Loren Snell, who appeared before the House Social Services Budget Committee, expressed doubt that the new system will do much to deter fraud. Organizations like the SKIL Resource Center serve as fiscal agents and provide payroll services for Personal Care Attendants. According to CEO of the Parsons-based organization Shari Coatney, the incidence of fraud is less than 1 percent.