KanCare http://hppr.org en KanCare costs contractors millions http://hppr.org/post/kancare-costs-contractors-millions <p></p><p>The three main KanCare contractors all lost money in their first year of managing health care for 380,000 Kansas Medicaid enrollees according to a <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/apr/28/kancare-companies-lost-money-first-year/">recent article from the Kansas Health Institute</a>.</p><p></p><p>The trio received cash infusions from their parent companies allowing them to meet their obligations and stay solvent.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 31155 at http://hppr.org KanCare costs contractors millions Affordable Care Act Update: Kansas and Texas http://hppr.org/post/affordable-care-act-update-kansas-and-texas <p></p><p><strong>In Kansas, </strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/feb/28/feds-report-uptick-number-kansans-seeking-medicaid/">The Kansas Health Institute recently reported</a> that more than 10,000 Kansans applied or Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) in January. &nbsp;That is an increase of 20% over the monthly average since the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace was launched.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 28620 at http://hppr.org Affordable Care Act Update: Kansas and Texas Nursing Home Struggles with KanCare Payment Issues http://hppr.org/post/nursing-home-struggles-kancare-payment-issues <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kevin Unrein, chief executive and co-owner of Lakepoint Corporate, a company that operates three Kansas nursing homes, said there is something he would like state policymakers to know about KanCare in a </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/nov/25/nursing-homes-feel-kancare-and-other-pressures/">recent Kansas Institute of Health article</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 24776 at http://hppr.org Nursing Home Struggles with KanCare Payment Issues KanCare After Nine Months: How It’s Working in SW Kansas http://hppr.org/post/kancare-after-nine-months-how-it-s-working-sw-kansas <p></p><p>Nine months into the Kansas Medicaid makeover, health care providers are struggling with KanCare <strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/sep/23/kancare-problems-persist-providers/">reported the Kansas Health Initiative</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22066 at http://hppr.org KanCare After Nine Months: How It’s Working in SW Kansas Next up for KanCare: Health Home Model for Mentally Ill http://hppr.org/post/next-kancare-health-home-model-mentally-ill <p></p><p>KanCare is the commercially run managed care version of the Kansas Medicaid program.&nbsp; The next step in program implementation according to the Kansas Health Institute is to begin a health home model for the state’s 36,000 mentally ill. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 19381 at http://hppr.org Next up for KanCare: Health Home Model for Mentally Ill