Two stories in November 19, 2014 edition of Wichita Eagle.
This is a link to an article on recent research done at KU on KanCare.
Former executive alleges misconduct by Kansas Medicaid contractor
From Think Progress, October 27, 2014
by Carl Gibson
The conservative experiment in Gov. Sam Brownback’s Kansas has led to more suffering across the board — not just for the state’s economy, but for people with disabilities who are losing life-sustaining services. Continue reading
New Light on the State’s Intent Regarding TCM Services
by Marla Flentje
Last week, an employee from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), made clear that the Governor’s promise that families can keep their case managers is about to be abandoned. Continue reading
Special to the Kansas City Star, October 14, 2014
By Susan Jarsulic
It really isn’t a very good time to live in Kansas if you have an intellectual/developmental disability. Continue reading
From Kansas Health Institute News Service, October 9, 2014
From Arc of Sedgwick County Newsletter, October 6, 2014.
Threats to Targeted Case Management Services
There are several issues that are facing Targeted Case Management (TCM) Services in Kansas for our families receiving Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) services. When the state shared that they have heard our families and have assured them that they can keep their case manager, they didn’t share that they would cut the rate of Targeted Case Management to a level that will make it almost impossible for agencies to continue to provide the services. Continue reading
From the Kansas Health Institute, September 29, 2014
Democrats call for special committee to vet KanCare
By Andy Marso
KHI News Service
Sept. 29, 2014
TOPEKA — The top Democrats on the KanCare Oversight Committee on Monday called for a separate committee to be appointed to study whether any legal or ethical boundaries were crossed when Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration contracted with three managed care organizations to privatize Medicaid.
Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, and Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, said the request was spurred by the months-old news of FBI agents interviewing Capitol denizens for information on allegations of corruption within the administration. Continue reading