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Solvency of Medicare Trust Fund extended

The Medicare Trustees today projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, four years beyond what was projected in last year’s report.

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Five seek GOP nomination for insurance commissioner

Aug. 5 primary will determine who faces Democrat Dennis Anderson

In advance of the Aug. 5 primary, learn more about the candidates who hope to succeed Sandy Praeger as the state's insurance commissioner.

KHI staff member to lead national HIA organization

Tatiana Lin, a senior analyst and strategy team leader at the Kansas Health Institute, has been elected president of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment.

Kansas officials suspend future foster placements with TFI after child's death

Kansas welfare officials said they have suspended placing foster children with TFI, pending investigation of the death Thursday of an infant left in a hot car in Wichita.

Kansas Foundation for Medical Care part of new regional quality improvement organization

Federal changes spark alignment with similar nonprofits in Nebraska and the Dakotas

Officials with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care announced that the Topeka-based health care quality improvement organization is joining with similar nonprofits in Nebraska and the Dakotas to form the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network.

Kansas Health Foundation announces two new board members

The two new board members are the Rev. Claudia Bakely of Manhattan and Junetta Everett of Wichita.

Kansas gets grants to match child support funds for college savings

DCF launching new program

Kansas welfare officials say they will use more than $600,000 in grants from two nonprofit groups to launch a program aimed at getting parents to pay down child support debts.

HHS says nine health insurance companies owe refunds to Kansas policyholders

Some companies operating in the state failed to meet ACA medical spending marks

The 2010 Affordable Care Act required that insurers spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars collected on medical care for policyholders. Those that fail to meet the threshold are obliged to pay refunds.

Wichita chiropractor pleads guilty to health care fraud

More than $1.3 million in fraudulent claims submitted to private and government insurers

A Wichita chiropractor pleaded guilty to defrauding health care insurers of more than $1.3 million.

Larned State Hospital to host 11th annual mental health conference

Conference topics will include personality disorder, mastering dialectical behavior therapy and ethics and boundaries for professionals treating people who are sexually abused.

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