TOPEKA, Kan. – The Parsons State Hospital & Training Center on Thursday hosted a KanCare information meeting for Medicaid providers.
The meeting in Parsons was originally scheduled as part of a series of six meetings throughout the state, but half of the sessions were cancelled due to the weather.
Representatives of UnitedHealthcare, Amerigroup and Sunflower State Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene, joined personnel from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment in presenting information about the program that combined Kansas Medicaid and Healthwave January 1.
Discussion in the first half of the 2-hour meeting involved training opportunities, authorization procedures, website support, reimbursement, and the grievance or appeals process.
One of the questions asked during the second half of the meeting involved when the Authenticare issue would be fixed? Apparently claims for Home & Community Based Services are not being processed in a timely manner and providers expressed concern about getting paid under terms of contracts with managing care companies.