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Event Recap: Medicaid 101 Trainings (January 2020)

By Sydney McClendon, Hina B. Shah, M.P.H. | January 24, 2020

Event Recap: Medicaid 101 Trainings (January 2020)

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In December 2019, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) hosted two Medicaid trainings administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

On December 6, Becky Ross, former KDHE Initiatives Unit Coordinator, provided an overview of the history of I/DD institutions in Kansas and shared information from her own experience working at institutions.

On December 9, Russell Nittler, KDHE Senior Manager of Eligibility, provided a training on the current Medicaid eligibility process.

MATERIALS FROM THE TRAININGS:

 


WATCH VIDEOS OF DECEMBER 6 CONVENING:

  • Becky Ross, former Initiatives Unit Coordinator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; and
  • Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., President and CEO, Kansas Health Institute.

  • Mike Burgess, Director of Policy and Outreach, Disability Rights Center of Kansas;
  • Matt Fletcher, Executive Director, InterHab;
  • Steve Geiber, Executive Director, Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities;
  • Amy Penrod, Commissioner of Aging and Disability Community Services and Programs, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services;
  • Becky Ross, former Initiatives Unit Coordinator, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; and
  • Kari M. Bruffett (moderator), Vice President of Policy, 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.