Later this week, two different sources will release annual insurance coverage numbers. Which is right? Which is best? KHI’s policy team helps you understand the differences in this webinar.
0 | Jul. 07, 2014 |
The Kansas Health Institute has released its Annual Insurance Update, providing an in-depth look at insurance coverage in the Sunflower State. The report examines public and private insurance coverage using data from the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).
1 | May. 30, 2014 |
Recently released federal data show the Kansas mental health system could expect up to 7,700 new patients due to expansion of insurance coverage under ObamaCare. This influx of patients could create strain on the mental health system in some Kansas communities.
0 | Feb. 21, 2014 |
Join us in a discussion of early experiences with implementation of the ACA in Kansas The Marketplace and how it is structured and operating in Kansas.
0 | Dec. 10, 2013 |
Recent survey findings from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a significant increase in health insurance coverage for young adults (age 19-25) in Kansas. Starting in 2010, the Affordable Care Act allowed young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26.
0 | Nov. 12, 2013 |
As of October 1, 2013, there are many new options for Kansans to consider when purchasing health insurance. This report provides information detailing the cost of various health insurance plans available by premium rating areas across the state.
0 | Aug. 29, 2014 |
The clarified rule could affect some of the 300,000 people facing a Sept. 5 deadline to submit additional documents to confirm their citizenship or immigration status, and could apply broadly to anyone ultimately deemed ineligible for subsidies.
0 | Aug. 26, 2014 |
Kevin Counihan will oversee healthcare.gov, the website that 36 states - including Kansas - use to sell Affordable Care Act insurance.
0 | Aug. 13, 2014 |
The results weren't unexpected by benefits pros, who realized last year that health reform regulations would allow lower-benefit coverage and even make them attractive for some employers.
0 | Aug. 11, 2014 |
In a report released Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the overcharges occurred because the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Division of Health Care Finance “did not have adequate policies and procedures” to monitor the program and to ensure it complied with state and federal requirements.
1 | Aug. 11, 2014 |
With enrollment up in Medicaid and private insurance, it appears some sort of methodological or sampling error is the most likely explanation for the Kansas results in the Gallup poll.
0 | Aug. 29, 2014 |
A national organization leader and a federal report say other governmental agencies tasked with rooting out Medicaid fraud also are struggling to adapt to the managed care model.
0 | Sep. 02, 2014 |
A new half-mile walking trail is part of a five-year project to help the Kickapoo initiate programs to combat diabetes.
0 | Sep. 01, 2014 |
Many eye doctors say recently released Medicare payment information falsely creates the impression that ophthalmologists were getting rich off Medicare.
0 | Aug. 25, 2014 |
Experts say powerful antipsychotic drugs are used too much as “chemical restraints” or sedatives to control the behavior of Kansas nursing home residents suffering from dementia, and that efforts to curb the practice are showing weak results compared to other states.
0 | Jul. 07, 2014 |
In Kearny County, on the High Plains near the Kansas-Colorado boundary where there are only about five residents per square mile, one small hospital has adopted a distinctive approach to recruitment that in a relatively short time has produced a staff that includes five doctors, five physician assistants and a growing volume of patients.
15 | 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.
1 | Aug. 27, 2014 |
Roger Warren, a surgeon and administrator at Hanover Hospital for 54 years, says the three managed care companies owe his hospital more than $140,000 in claims — or more than half of the hospital's monthly operating budget.
1 | Aug. 19, 2014 |
Last year, KU and the University of Kansas Medical Center received more than $75 million in NIH funding.
8 | May. 22, 2014 |
A new policy aims to do away with smoking in city-owned housing, but many residents are not pleased.
1 | Aug. 12, 2014 |
KDADS Secretary Kari Bruffett says with the changes, thousands of Kansans likely would need to move from home-based care to a nursing home setting.
1 | Aug. 08, 2014 |
The analysis says that without Medicaid expansion, Kansas hospitals stand to lose $2.6 billion between 2013 and 2022.