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Kansas insurer names new VP of information services

Jeff Gragg will serve as vice president of information services and chief information officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.

HCF announces more than $4 million in safety net grants

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City announced more than $4 million in safety net funding for 31 nonprofit organizations in Kansas and Missouri.

HHS announces $36M in ACA funds for quality improvement at health centers

Fifteen health centers in Kansas will receive a total of more than $340,000 in quality improvement awards.

Kansas Health Foundation awards $750,000 in grants

Fall grants will provide funds for 41 projects

The Wichita-based foundation awards up to $2 million a year in recognition grants.

Senior members of insurance department staff to leave with Praeger

Four division directors - who combined have more than 125 years of experience at the department - announced plans to retire, effective Dec. 5.

KCK home health provider convicted on Medicaid fraud charges

The conviction was announced Tuesday by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, whose office is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate home health care fraud.

REACH Foundation awards more than $1M to health, advocacy organizations

The 17 organizations contribute to the health care safety net system in the six counties within REACH Healthcare Foundation's service area.

National association honors Praeger

Praeger, a moderate Republican who is retiring in January after three terms as insurance commissioner, has been an advocate for health reform despite opposition from others in her party.

Kansas Health Foundation launches effort to improve school wellness

Initiative includes website with resources for parents, educators

The Kansas Health Foundation is teaming with local education leaders to raise awareness of student health programs and help parents get involved with wellness committees at schools across the state.

KHI receives new grant for national public health project

The new grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow the Center for Sharing Public Health Services to continue its work through June 2015.

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