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WIBW reported on June 10, 2020, that Christiane Swartz has been appointed interim Medicaid director for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, replacing Adam Proffitt, who left the post June 5. Swartz was most recently chief operations officer for Kansas. Read More
Medicaid managed care enrollment in Kansas is up 2.5% in May 2020 compared to year-end 2019, after a 2.9% decrease in 2019, and a 2.2% increase in 2018.
Kansas had 6,958 Special Needs Plan members as of March 2020.
The Wichita Eagle reported on May 21, 2020, that Kansas Senate Democrats lost a decisive procedural vote concerning the fate of Medicaid expansion, delaying the initiative at least until next year. The bipartisan measure has been blocked by Republicans seeking a constitutional amendment ensuring the legislature’s ability to restrict abortions. Medicaid expansion would cover approximately 130,000 individuals. Read More
The Kansas Capitol Bureau reported on May 20, 2020, that advocacy groups are urging the Kansas Senate to pass Medicaid expansion during a one-day session before adjourning. Medicaid expansion, which seemed likely to pass this year with bipartisan support on a compromise bill, has otherwise been put off until next year. Medicaid expansion would cover approximately 130,000 individuals. Read More
Modern Healthcare/The Associated Press reported on May 14, 2020, that Kansas Medicaid director Adam Proffitt will resign effective June 5, 2020. Proffitt, who was appointed in May 2019, will join the private sector. An interim Medicaid director will be announced at a later date. Read More
Average medical loss ratio among three Kansas Medicaid plans was 89.6% in 2019. Per member per month premiums among the three plans was $843.
KSN reported on April 29, 2020, that Medicaid expansion advocates in Kansas are pushing the legislature to pass a bipartisan bill that would extend coverage to 130,000 individuals. Supporters point to the long-lasting health effects of COVID-19, which they say expansion can help cover. Read More
Centene announced on April 20, 2020, that its subsidiary, Centurion, was awarded a two-year contract by the Kansas Department of Administration to provide comprehensive healthcare services to detainees in state Department of Corrections facilities, effective July 2020. The contract also includes two two-year renewal options. Read More