Perhaps it is a case of could-have-been. Gary Schneider, the technology expert who was set to lead Kansas' marketplace development until Gov. Brownback opted against it, left instead for Colorado. In Colorado, so far, things are going smoothly with its marketplace, Schneider said.
| Apr. 15, 2014 |
Members of a council that is advising the state on how to govern the digital exchange of patient health information met again to talk about ways to regulate the so-called "secondary use" of the data. As more medical providers feed their patient information to the two exchange networks operating in the state, the network managers are expected to receive more requests for access to the data from researchers, marketers, drug companies and others.
| Mar. 25, 2014 |
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report taking to task the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the agency's failure to set priorities and milestones for implementing the national exchange of digital patient records.
| Feb. 19, 2014 |
A new, multi-state group is being formed to tackle issues facing health information exchange organizations. The Mid States Consortium of Health Information Organizations will begin its work with 19 member organizations, including the Kansas Health Information Network.
| Feb. 18, 2014 |
Members of a new advisory council for the state's health information exchange said it was urgent to start work on policies to ensure the privacy of patient information and to determine who will have access to the data generated by the digital exchange.
| Feb. 12, 2014 |
Two regional health information exchanges, The Tiger Institute Health Alliance and the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange, are now securely sharing electronic medical records, officials say.
| Sep. 18, 2014 |
“We’ve been going out and meeting with people in those communities,” said KDADS Assistant Secretary Lea Taylor, addressing a statewide conference on law enforcement training and mental health crises.
| Sep. 17, 2014 |
Staff on the five-year project will work with community mental health centers to expand employment services for Kansans with mental illness at Comcare in Wichita and the Compass Behavioral Health Center in Southwest Kansas.
| Sep. 17, 2014 |
Fifteen medical-related political action committees registered with the state's ethics board mostly spent campaign dollars on incumbents during the primary season. But occasionally they went outside those parameters to support health care practitioners vying for spots in the Kansas House.
| Sep. 24, 2013 |
A subsidiary of Centene Corp. won more contracts than any other company in the bidding for a slice of the Florida Medicaid program as it shifts its entire enrollee population into managed-care plans. Centene is the parent company of Sunflower State Health Plan, one of three managed care organizations that administer Kansas' Medicaid program.
Centene Corp., won more contracts than any other company in the bidding for a slice of the Florida Medicaid program as it.
| Aug. 13, 2012 |
Underlying the philosophy of trauma-informed care is the premise that crime, drug use and other deviant behavior are often the byproduct of abuse, neglect, violence or other overwhelming personal experiences.
| Jul. 08, 2013 |
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have enrolled some or all of their Medicaid population in private health plans. But when the federal government recently gave Florida the green light to vastly expand its experiment with privatizing Medicaid, patient advocates quickly raised an alarm.
| Aug. 18, 2014 |
Directors at many of the 26 community mental health centers in Kansas say the system is breaking down because state funding hasn’t kept pace with the increasing demands for care in their communities.
| Sep. 16, 2014 |
Legislators who supported a multi-state bill that would exempt Kansas from federal regulations on publicly funded health care tried Monday to dissuade a senior advisory board in Johnson County from running an article criticizing the compact's potential effects on Medicare.
| Sep. 11, 2014 |
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook said the health care compact would not affect Medicare as the group fears, but leaders of the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging's advisory board say their concerns are valid.
| Sep. 09, 2014 |
The initiative, which will cost about $10,000, is expected to affect 424 teens and young adults.
| Sep. 09, 2014 |
A legislator on the KanCare oversight committee questioned whether the Medicaid managed care program is headed for a shakeup after distributing information about operating losses in the first half of 2014.
| Sep. 08, 2014 |
Josh Umbehr, a primary care physician running for the state's second-highest office, says his updated version of concierge medical practice brings better, more affordable care to the masses.
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