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How much does the State anticipate to save under the proposed KanCare program?
Over five years, the state expects to reduce growth in Kansas Medicaid spending by 8-10 percent.
This amounts to a one-third reduction in total Medicaid growth. Based on a conservative starting point of 6.6% growth in Medicaid without reforms (the actual growth rate over the past decade was 7.4%), KanCare is expected to achieve savings of $853 million (all funds) over the next five years.
Join us for a KHA Noon Briefing on Friday, Dec. 14, when KHA will share the summary as well as information on two nurse residency programs available to nurses working in Kansas hospitals. Our presenters, Joyce Mattison and Shari Hertel, HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, will share information on Hays in-person program. In addition, Nicole Weathers, The University of Iowa College of Nursing, will present its online residency program.
Discussion of activities for SHIP-eligible hospitals
For more information, contact Healther Fuller, MS, FACHE, at hfuller@srhc.com or (785) 452-6102.
Discussion of quality issues for CAHs
For more information on this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell at deedee.dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.