The KanCare program is the State of Kansas' Medicaid managed care program, which is provided to all Medicaid and CHIP consumers. Kansas has contracted with three health plans, or managed care organizations (MCOs), to coordinate health care for nearly all beneficiaries. The KanCare program began in January 2013. The Kansas Hospital Association is dedicated to assisting Kansas hospitals with the implementation of KanCare by providing resources and on-going information regarding the program. If you have questions, contact Shannan Flach.
KanCare 3.0 RFP
Kansas is preparing to develop a request for proposal (RFP) for the 2025 managed care organizations' (MCO) contracts.
Information on Potential Bidders
What is Unwinding?
What is DSH?
The federal government provides special funding to hospitals that treat significant populationsof indigent patients through the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) programs. The DSH (DisproportionateShare Hospital) program is designed to assist hospitals that provide care to Medicaid and uninsured patients inorder to allow better access to care among lower income populations. The Medicaid DSH program is a “capped program” that provides as much as $25.7 million in federal matching funds annually to hospitals that treat significant Medicaid and uninsured populations
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released new guidelines used to determine financial eligibility for certain federal programs. Programs using the guidelines include Head Start, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
KanCare Sub-Contractors and Value-Added Services
The three selected three health plans, or managed care organizations listed above will partner with subcontracted organizations to help in providing certain sets of services. KanCare health plans are required to offer all current Medicaid services to beneficiaries who are enrolled in their plans. Additionally, as part of the KanCare program, each of the health plans will offer some extra (value-added) services to consumers at no cost to the State.