Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC)

The role of the Medical Care Advisory Committee Members are as follows:

  1. Recommend actions concerning difficult treatment modalities for beneficiaries
  2. Assist with coverage issues relating to Kansas Medicaid to inform policy development and program administration
  3. Educate beneficiaries for various clinical issues
  4. Recommend courses of action for difficult cases
  5. Recommend criteria for selected prior authorization issues

These issues are discussed in aggregate and not on a member by member basis.  The MCAC should not discuss any information considered PHI or PII as defined by federal regulations.

Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) Regulations

Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) Meeting Dates

The Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meetings are held 10:30 am - 12:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the third month in each quarter with the exception of December. December meetings are held on the third Wednesday. Announcements for each meeting are provided in the Latest News & Events section on the KanCare website:

Meeting Dates for 2022: March 23, 2022, June 22, 2022, September 28, 2022, December 14, 2022

KanCare Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) Membership

Jacqueline Dyke

Self directs her services through OCCK, DPOK CDDO Area.

Brandan Kennedy, M.D.

Director, Medical Informatics, Inpatient Medicine; Pediatric Hospitalist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Sallie Page-Goertz, MN APRN, IBCLC

Clinical Associate Professor School of Medicine
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The University of Kansas Health System

Jeff Pierce, Pharm.D.

Clinical Coordinator for Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Pharmacy Department

Pam Shaw, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Vice-chair Education, Medical Director of the Neis Clinical Skills Lab, Phase II Director University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Jessica Harvey

Member of NAMI
Topeka, Kansas

Donna Sweet, M.D.

Professor of Medicine at University of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) Meeting Documents