Quality Management Strategy and Encounter Audits

Quality Management Strategy (QMS)

KanCare Quality Management Strategy


The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) updated its Quality Management Strategy (QMS) to match the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 42 CFR 438.340 in December 2021. KDHE and KDADS are responsible for updating the QMS no less than once every three years and, as needed, based on progress, comments from partners, and/or changes in legislative, State or Federal policies.

The purpose of the QMS is to keep the State’s focus on the goals of KanCare and activities that bring about growth.  The QMS aims to build a culture that is focused on outcomes, uses our resources efficiently, sets realistic and attainable goals and provides a path to hold managed care contractors responsible. 

The KanCare QMS acts as a roadmap outlining methods to maximize health outcomes and the quality of life for all members to achieve the highest level of dignity, independence and choice through the delivery of holistic, person-centered and coordinated care and promote employment and independent living supports. 

KanCare Quality Management Strategy 12-09-21

QMS Historical Data

KanCare QMS Evaluation Report 8.9.21

Encounter Data Audits