KanCare 1 Year Extension

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a request to extend the KanCare program under Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act. The current KanCare demonstration expires on December 31, 2017. KDHE requested a one-year extension of the current KanCare demonstration, including the Uncompensated Care Pool and the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Pool. The requested extension period is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. KDHE did not request any changes to the demonstration for the one-year extension period. The  Extension was approved by CMS on October 20th, 2017.

KanCare Extension Public Hearings

KanCare Extension Public Hearings Presentation - March 2017

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) offered the opportunity to attend additional public hearings regarding the state’s proposed one-year extension of the KanCare program, and to provide comments about the extension request application.

Public Comment – Timing and Process
This public comment period ran from February 16, 2017 until March 24, 2017. Comments were accepted through March 24 and the state submitted the extension request April 14, 2017. 

Download the document below for additional detail on the past process.
Notice of Opportunity to Review and Comment - KanCare Extension 

To find historical reports pertaining to the timeframe of the demonstration waiver visit Annual and Quarterly Reports.

Additional public hearings about the KanCare extension were held:
March 20, 2017 3-5 pm - Wichita Marriott, Wichita Kansas
March 21, 2017 3–5 pm - Ramada Convention Center,Topeka, KS
March 22, 2017 3-5 pm - Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
March 24, 2017 3-5 pm - Embassy Suites, Olathe, Kansas
March 27, 2017 2-3:30 pm - KanCare Advisory Council meeting, Topeka, KS
July 6th, 2017 1:30-3:00 pm University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Overland Park KS
July 7th, 2017 1:30-3:00 pm WSU Hughes Metroplex, Wichita, KS
July 10, 2017 6:00- 7:00 pm Conference call

Public Comment Responses & Themes

In total, 226 people attended these hearings and had the opportunity to share comments and questions live and/or by writing on comment cards. Comments from the KanCare Advisory Council are also included in this report. Total written comments included 25 written on comment cards during public hearings and 14 by mail or email.