Medicaid is a federal-state program that provides health and long-term care services to people with low-incomes. All states currently participate in the Medicaid program and federal matching funds are available for the costs of these services. As a condition of state participation, each state must agree to cover certain populations and provide certain services (Fig. 1). KHPA (Kansas Health Policy Authority) is directly responsible for the purchase of health care services funded through the Medicaid program, while the Department on Aging and the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services are responsible for administering long-term care services and mental health services." *source: Kansas Health Policy Authority, Topeka, KS 66612
This primer is designed to serve as an introduction to the Kansas Medicaid program. The program, a state/federal partnership, provides health coverage to approximately 10 percent of Kansans and is second to K-12 education in terms of state spending...."
...In Kansas you may be eligible for Medicaid if you are an infant, a child, a parent of a child, or pregnant, and your family income meets the Medicaid income standards..."
This primer provides an overview of the basic components of Medicaid, the nation's largest health coverage program, which covers nearly 60 million low-income individuals, including children and families, people with disabilities and seniors who are also covered by Medicare..."
"Eligibility workers are available in several locations throughout the state to help you through the application and enrollment process. See our list of outstation eligibility workers to find one near you. "
"The child must be a Kansas resident. In addition, he or she must be a U.S. citizen or a qualifying alien. Verification of citizenship and identity is required. See the Citizenship and Identity Requirements fact sheet for more information."
"This program is available to pregnant women. To be eligible, you must be a Kansas resident with the intent to stay in Kansas. You also must be a US citizen or qualified alien. Verification of citizenship and identity is required..."
Eligibility information for the Kansas public health care program for children.
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Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.
"...The poverty thresholds are the original version of the federal poverty measure... The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure.
...Proof of citizenship and identity is required for all individuals applying for medical assistance. A Copy of one of the following will prove both citizenship and identity:...."
"SRS Online is the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services online application for benefits and services. Here's how SRS Online can help you.
If you would like to get printable copies of applications for SRS services click HERE. Or you may apply online by following the instructions below.
* The self-assessment can tell you which benefits and services you and members of your family may qualify for. * The online application lets you apply online for benefits and services SRS offers.:"
"...For Families and Children; Children; Pregnant Women; Families With Children...
For Elderly and Persons With Disabilities; Elderly; Adults With Disabilities; Children With Disabilities..."
The application is... available in PDF format in different languages."
To find an SRS Service Center, use the search box or the clickable map below. ..."
"search for providers enrolled in the KMAP. Search by Provider Type, Name, County, City, State, Zip, or a combination of these..."
The child must be a Kansas resident. In addition, he or she must be a U.S. citizen or a qualifying alien. Verification of citizenship and identity is required..."
SCoverage depends on your plan. Your plan is determined by SRS or the Clearinghouse and is based on a number of factors, such as your family income and resources. Call Customer Service or use a self-service option to check your current coverage plan. Your coverage plan can change – so pay close attention...."
This policy manual covers the health care programs for pregnant women, children, and families. It contains information about both Medicaid and the Kansas SCHIP program known as HealthWave. If you want to apply for services, access additional fact sheets, or locate other manuals referenced in the KFMAM, click the "Other Resources..."
Kansas Action for Children spearheads the state’s SCHIP Coalition, which is a broad coalition of Kansas organizations that support health care coverage for all eligible children and preservation of state flexibility in the design of SCHIP programs..."
How does Medicaid help children in Kansas? Children make up 59% of Kansas’ Medicaid population, but are of very low cost, accounting for only 23% of the state’s Medicaid spending. In general, Kansas children who are in families of four with incomes below $20,000 are eligible for Medicaid."
Individual state profiles..."
Eligibility Criteria... Benefits... Participants... Spending ..."
"Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide affordable health coverage to 40 million children whose families would otherwise be unable to afford health insurance. A child’s eligibility for these programs is primarily based on a families’ income and assets. While there are federal guidelines for coverage, every state can set its own eligibility criteria..."
Despite difficult economic times, Kansas was one of 23 states that took steps to improve health coverage for children in the last year. In 2009, Kansas expanded CHIP eligibility from 200 to 250 percent of poverty..."
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Health Care Finance (KDHE-DHCF) welcomes you and/or your children as new members in our program... This guide provides basic information about the coverage and rights you have as a member."
KAN Be Healthy (KBH) is a Medicaid program to help Kansas kids stay in good health. KBH promotes regular screens to help alleviate and treat conditions before they become threatening. Kansas kids must be 20 years of age or younger and have a medical card to participate in KBH...."
Medicaid benefits: Online database"
Kansas’s Medicaid program also covers treatment for breast and cervical cancer for low-income women, though to be eligible for this treatment women must be screened and diagnosed as part of the CDC’s National Breast and Cancer Early Detection Program..."
As of July 2003, 262,791 people were covered under Kansas's Medicaid and SCHIP programs. There were 233,481 enrolled in the Medicaid program, and 29,310 enrolled in the Separate SCHIP program. In state fiscal year 2003, Kansas spent $905 million..."
"...Look at the Health Plan Highlights. All plans may not be available to you so carefully review your choices. Call the health plan you like and discuss what they have to offer. Ask about their network of providers – doctors, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Please understand that when a baby (under age 12 months) is added to your case, they will usually be added to the same plan as the mother...."
"...Unless otherwise indicated, the chemical name includes branded products...."
Oral Health Kansas has established several programs/services designed to support seniors’ needs for individualized and specialized oral health care. These include partnering with state and local agencies serving older Kansans,..."
"The Guide is intended to serve as a resource of current information on clinical practice, evolving technologies and recommendations in dental care. The guide is not intended to change current Medicaid policies, nor is it intended to impose any new requirements on states..."
Dental services under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, the Medicaid program, are an optional service for the adult population, individuals age 21 and older. However, dental services are a required service for most Medicaid-eligible individuals under the age of 21, as a required component of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit..."
Many medical programs are available to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities. These programs are for people 65 or older or for those who meet Social Security's disability rules. There are several general rules that must be met to quality for these programs, including state residency and citizenship. Each program may also have its own requirements. These programs can be a great financial help to those who are eligible..."
What is the Spousal Impoverishment Law?... What is Medicaid and who qualifies for it? If my spouse should require long-term care in a nursing home, will he or she be able to get help from Medicaid? How do I qualify for Medicaid assistance for nursing home care?"
Coverage by Medicare and Medicaid are very different within a nursing home setting. The following information will provide you with an overview of what is covered through each payer and where to get additional information should you have further questions."
These are Kansas Nursing Homes in cities A - Z."
A consumer's guide to information and help about assisted living in Kansas, with a directory of Kansas assisted living facilities..."
Guide to Kansas Home Health Care, Home Health Services, and Medicare Certified Home Health Care Agencies sorted by Kansas cities..."
Individuals who are entitled to Medicare Part A and/or Part B and are eligible for some form of Medicaid benefit are often referred to as “dual eligibles.” These benefits are sometimes referred to as Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs). Dual eligibles are eligible for some form of Medicaid benefit, whether that Medicaid coverage is limited to certain costs, such as Medicare premiums, or the full benefits covered under the State Medicaid plan..."
Nearly 8.8 million Medicaid beneficiaries are “dual eligibles” – low-income seniors and younger persons with disabilities who are enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Dual eligibles are among the sickest and poorest individuals covered by either the Medicaid or Medicare programs..."
"The following is a list of all Kansas 1915(c) Waivers by name - complete with a description, contact information and web link..."
...This list contains information about state-specific Medicaid waiver and demonstration programs. Users can access fact sheets, copies of proposals, approval letters, and other documents related to specific programs..."
"Fraud is committed when the provider submits false information to the Medicaid program about services rendered or goods supplied to Medicaid recipients...."
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