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Federal Agency Finds More Problems With KanCare


In a newly surfaced letter, federal officials are again criticizing KanCare, Kansas’ privatized Medicaid program. This time for falling short when it comes to providing services for Kansans with disabilities.

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says many KanCare recipients with developmental disabilities lack written plans for the services they’re getting to help them live independently. The agency also says too few of those needing care for traumatic brain injuries are receiving the required physical exams.

The complaints are detailed in a letter sent to state officials in December.

A spokeswoman for the state agency that oversees KanCare says a “corrective action plan” is being implemented to address the complaints.

These latest issues are in addition to the problems cited by federal officials last month when they denied the state’s request for a one-year extension of KanCare.