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Correct Care Solutions, a Tennessee-based company, is the sole bidder for a contract to operate Osawatomie State Hospital. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Investigations turned up problems at other Correct Care Solutions facilities, including attempted suicides and fire safety violations. 

Dennis Cooley, a Topeka pediatrician, says dealing with three KanCare insurance companies, each with its own set of rules, has created administrative burdens for his staff. (photo credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 23rd

Hospitals, doctors and other health care providers have said they're having trouble getting paid on time and getting authorization for certain tests and treatments.

A backlog of Medicaid applications worsened at the end of 2015 when an executive order signed by Gov. Sam Brownback went into effect, consolidating all applications within a single KanCare Clearinghouse in Topeka. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Andy Marso Wednesday, February 22nd

Thousands of applications for long-term care are hung up in the system, causing problems for both applicants and care providers. 

Kansas News Service Monday, February 20th

Two KU economists examined the issue of "medical divorce," which happens when married couples divorce in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

About 200 people recently rallied at the Statehouse in support of KanCare expansion. (Photo: Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 16th

The House committee that deals with heath care issues is expected to vote this week on a bill that would expand Medicaid eligibility to more than 300,000 low-income Kansans.

Opponents of expanding Medicaid eligibility in Kansas told lawmakers yesterday (THUR) that Medicaid expansion has been a disaster in the states that have enacted it.
Kansas News Service Friday, February 10th

31 states and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs. Kansas is among 19 that have not.   

Associated Press Wednesday, February 8th

The expansion would provide insurance to an additional 150,000 Kansans. 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says a “corrective action plan” is being implemented to address the complaints.
Kansas News Service Friday, February 3rd

​The Center for Medicaid Services says many KanCare recipients with developmental disabilities are not receiving the services they need to help them live independently.

Dr. Damon Heybrock's medical practice is part of a growing group of primary care offices that charge a monthly fee rather than taking insurance. (Photo: Andy Marso, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 2nd

Direct primary care doctors don’t take insurance, so they don’t take Medicaid patients but that could change if Medicaid block grants become a reality in Kansas.

The suit charged that HCA failed to meet commitments after it bought 3 Kansas City area hospitals in 2003. (Photo: Courtesy of HCA Midwest Health)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, February 1st

The Health Care Foundation says it will spend the money on grants for mental health, tobacco use prevention and safety net health care.   

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