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Therapist Ashley Estrada mixes plenty of play into her work with 5-year-old Ridley Fitzmorris. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, June 4th, 2018

In Kansas, parents of children with autism face long waiting lists and shortages of providers. And the situation is worse for children with Medicaid as their primary or secondary insurance.

It can be hard to learn which hospitals in Kansas are more likely than others to opt for ceserean sections most commonly.
Kansas News Service Monday, June 4th, 2018

Federal officials and health advocates are trying to get hospitals to perform fewer cesarean sections. But it's hard to tell if Kansas is actually lowering the rate of C-sections.

Applications for Medicaid coverage in Kansas have been stuck in a chronic backlog. The contractor processing those records is under pressure to fix the problems. (file photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Maximus, the Maryland-based company hired to process KanCare program applications, is working to beat a deadline on clearing the state's backlog.

Associated Press Friday, May 25th, 2018

Maximus, the company that processes Kansas Medicaid applications, is days away from facing huge fines for inadequate performance. 

Kansas News Service Monday, May 7th, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services won’t sign off on lifetime limits for KanCare beneficiaries.

(photo credit: Hero Images/Getty Images via NPR)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 7th, 2018

Kansans got nine percent fewer opioids by prescription, according to the state’s drug monitoring system.

KCUR Radio Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Kansas was ranked 32nd among states overall, with increasing breast cancer deaths and high numbers of unvaccinated adults.  

Kansas News Service Friday, April 27th, 2018

The federal agency in charge of Medicare is seeking feedback in the coming months for more ways to give consumers better information.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Skyline Health Care acknowledged that it lacked sufficient funds to pay basic utilities and other vendors. 

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media outlets reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Monday, April 16th, 2018

The eggs were shipped to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states, including Colorado. 

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