Event Recap: 2024 KHI Health Policy Educational Series — Bring It!

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Feb 01, 2024


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Each year, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) offers a series of virtual, one-hour educational sessions about health policy topics related to issues that may be considered by the Kansas Legislature. In 2024, KHI offered five of these “Bring It!” learning sessions.

Leveraging an Expanded Health Care Team in Kansas

Kansas, like many states, faces significant challenges in delivering adequate health care services for all communities. One potential approach to addressing these challenges is leveraging community paramedics and other health care professionals in a broader care team that extends beyond the hospital or clinic. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, KHI held an event examining key policy considerations for leveraging an expanded set of health care professionals with particular emphasis on state-level policies influencing community paramedicine programs. Policy topics included scope of practice, health care system integration, training requirements, funding and reimbursement.

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Aging in Place: Options for older adults

Kansas has a range of supports and services for older adults to remain living in their homes and communities. On Thursday, Feb. 15,  KHI held a discussion of existing options and future policy considerations that support Kansas’ aging population across the state.

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KanCare 3.0: What’s next for Medicaid managed care?

Current managed care organization contracts will expire at the end of 2024. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, KHI provided an overview of the Kansas Medicaid and CHIP (KanCare) procurement process, stakeholder input, and KanCare’s vision and goals for new contracts.

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Medicaid Expansion: Updated estimates

Kansas is one of a handful of states that has not expanded Medicaid. On Feb. 22, 2024, KHI provided updated estimates, including the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid if expanded.

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Opioid Settlement Funds: What are other states doing?

Kansas is among states in the U.S. to receive opioid settlement funds. On Feb. 27, 2024, KHI held a discussion that examined how Kansas and other states are using these dollars to address the opioid-addiction crisis in their communities.

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About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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