Topeka, Ks (KHI News Service) - State officials have announced a round of KanCare information meetings for Medicaid providers to begin later this month in six cities around the state, including Parsons. All meetings will begin at 10 a.m. and end at noon. The session for Southeast Kansas will be conducted February 28th at the Parsons State Hospital Recreation Building Auditorium at 2601 Gabriel.
On January 1, 2013, nearly all of Kansas Medicaid and the HealthWave program became KanCare. Providers will learn more about KanCare and have an opportunity to meet with the managed care organizations. The meetings that will get underway February 26th in Dodge City and Hays. The KanCare Educational tour will continue February 27th in Wichita and Topeka. The final session on March 1st will be in Olathe. Due to space limitations, organizations are asked to only send one representative so information can be shared with the largest number of providers. To learn more about the Provider Education Tour and how to register, go to www.kancare.ks.gov/provider_events.htm. The website also provided an update on Rapid Response Calls. The stakeholder calls will no longer be held on a daily basis after Feb. 15. Instead, they will be on Mondays and Thursdays the last two weeks of February. After Feb. 28, officials will look at whether there is a need to continue the Monday/Thursday calls. The KanCare program began conducting the daily operator-assisted stakeholder calls on Dec. 26, 2012. During the calls consumers, providers and other stakeholders are welcome to join the phone line and ask questions about their individual needs as it pertains to the transition to KanCare.