KanCare Renewal

KanCare 2.0 Demonstration Renewal Request

The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is pleased to have submitted 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 Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a one-year extension on October 20, 2017.

Public comment sessions were held in November (see page 5 of "KanCare 2.0 Full Public Notice").
Read more detail regarding the Request For Proposal Here
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KanCare 1115 Demonstration Renewal Application Revised Hypotheses 6.26.18PDF22.95 KB27 Jun, 2018 Download
KanCare 2.0 Demonstration Renewal ApplicationPDF3.88 MB03 Jan, 2018 Download
KanCare 2.0 Public Comment and State ResponsePDF20.97 MB03 Jan, 2018 Download
KanCare 2.0 Public Hearing Presentation - Provider Nov-17PPTX500.85 KB20 Nov, 2017 Download
KanCare 2.0 Public Hearing Presentation - Member Nov-17PPTX488.37 KB20 Nov, 2017 Download
KanCare 2.0 Public Hearing Handouts Nov-17PDF30.52 KB20 Nov, 2017 Download
KanCare glossaryPDF35.98 KB20 Nov, 2017 Download
FINAL KEY THEMES HANDOUTPDF191.74 KB20 Nov, 2017 Download
KanCare 2.0 Waiver Renewal Application - for Public CommentPDF3.31 MB27 Oct, 2017 Download
KanCare 2.0 Full Public Notice 102617PDF156.70 KB27 Oct, 2017 Download

KanCare Renewal Public Input Meetings

In November 2017 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) offered opportunities to attend public meetings regarding the state’s proposed renewal of the KanCare program, and to provide input and ideas for changes.

  • Notice for Updated Public Comment Period Timeline – KanCare Renewal
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a request to renew the KanCare demonstration under Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act for five years, effective from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023.
  • KDHE extended the public comment period to run from October 27, 2017 until November 26, 2017. Comments were accepted until November 26, 2017; and the State submitted the renewal request December 20, 2017.
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Full Public Notice - KanCare ExtensionPDF149.84 KB01 Jun, 2017 Download
Public Conference Calls On KanCare 2.0 RFP Invitation 9 29 17PDF101.13 KB29 Sep, 2017 Download
October 2017 Conference Calls - Members PresentationPDF332.58 KB28 Sep, 2017 Download
October 2017 Conference Calls - Providers PresentationPDF337.88 KB29 Sep, 2017 Download
KanCare 2.0 Public Input ReportPDF1.50 MB07 Sep, 2017 Download
June 2017 Consumer Presentation 7.05.17PDF284.98 KB07 Sep, 2017 Download
June 2017 Provider Presentation 7.05.17PDF290.04 KB07 Sep, 2017 Download
Value Added Services-2017PDF74.69 KB07 Sep, 2017 Download
Value Based Purchasing in Health CarePDF75.54 KB07 Sep, 2017 Download
Notice of Opportunity for Input - KanCare Renewal - 05.24.17PDF91.89 KB24 May, 2017 Download
KanCare 1115 Demonstration Renewal Application Revised Hypotheses 6.26.18PDF22.95 KB27 Jun, 2018 Download
KanCare TimelinesPDF89.17 KB03 Oct, 2017 Download
To find historical reports pertaining to the timeframe of the demonstration waiver visit Annual and Quarterly Reports.

KanCare Renewal Stakeholder Feedback Forums - June 2017

KanCare Renewal Public Comment Session for Providers June 14, 2017
KanCare Renewal Public Comment Session for Consumers June 14, 2017

Once the video starts, you can click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the screen to view the video in full screen mode.

KanCare Renewal Stakeholder Feedback Forums - May 2016

KanCare stakeholder feedback forums were held at six locations around the state on May 24, 25 and 26. These videos capture the KDHE presentation and the responses of session participants at the May 25th sessions in Wichita.

KanCare Renewal Stakeholder Forums Presentation 

Invitation and Handout May 2016

Videos

Section 1-Coordination/Integration of Care
Section 3-Waiver Integration
Section 2-Outcomes Driven Payment
All Three Sections Played Consecutively

Next Steps

Currently, KDHE has been approved for a one year extension of the KanCare 1115 waiver from CMS.  KDHE submitted a request for approval of a five year renewal of the KanCare 1115 waiver to CMS on December 20, 2017.  On December 28, 2017 CMS informed KDHE that the application for renewal was complete.  The application is posted for public comment on the CMS website.  The State is reviewing proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for procuring new contracts with Managed Care Organizations.  The waiver renewal and those contracts will both be implemented beginning January 1, 2019.