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Report: Kansas improperly claimed $10.7M in Medicaid reimbursements

0 | Aug. 11, 2014 | KDHE, Medicaid-CHIP

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.

Accuracy of survey showing spike in Kansas uninsured rate questioned

1 | Aug. 11, 2014 | Insurance, KanCare, Medicaid-CHIP

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.

Study: Rejection of Medicaid expansion costing Kansas, Missouri hospitals billions

1 | Aug. 08, 2014 | Health Reform, Hospitals, Medicaid-CHIP

The analysis says that without Medicaid expansion, Kansas hospitals stand to lose $2.6 billion between 2013 and 2022.

Medicaid director to oversee KDHE health care finance division

0 | Aug. 08, 2014 | KDHE, Medicaid-CHIP

Dr. Susan Mosier previously represented the 67th District in the House of Representatives.

Kansas resumes foster placements with TFI

0 | Aug. 08, 2014 | Children, DCF

The Kansas Department for Children and Families suspended foster placements with Topeka-based TFI after the July 24 death of a 10-month-old left in a hot car in Wichita.

Report finds racial gap in swimming pool deaths

0 | Aug. 07, 2014 | Children, Health Disparities

A report released by the CDC found that African Americans under the age of 30 are more likely to drown in swimming pools than people of other races and ethnicities in the same age range.

KC health foundation elects two new board members

0 | Aug. 07, 2014 | Advocacy, Foundations

HCF also seeks applicants for seven upcoming board vacancies.

W.Va. initiative aims to help traumatized children succeed in school

0 | Aug. 06, 2014 | Children, Corrections, Early Childhood, DCF

Members of Kansas' three Citizen Review Panels recently learned about a program that encourages police to notify school officials when a student has been exposed to violence or had a parent arrested.

What's behind jump in rate of uninsured Kansans?

0 | Aug. 06, 2014 | Insurance, Medicaid-CHIP

Even Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger confesses she’s surprised by the increase, although she says there may be several possible explanations for it.

Survey: Insurance rates lag in health law holdout states

0 | Aug. 06, 2014 | Health Reform, Insurance

Kansas was the only state with a statistically significant increase in its uninsured rate, which climbed by 5.1 percentage points.

Selzer wins GOP nomination for insurance commissioner

0 | Aug. 06, 2014 | Campaign 2014, Insurance

The certified public accountant from Leawood defeated four rivals in a tight race that was among the last to be settled Tuesday night.

Effort to unseat moderate House Republicans comes up short

0 | Aug. 06, 2014 | Campaign 2014, Legislature

Despite a flood of negative mail in the final weeks of the campaign, all of the targeted Kansas House members survived their primary challenges.

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