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DD carve-in not approved for Jan. 1 launch

CMS and state officials continue to discuss various concerns with the state’s plan

Kansas will not be able to move forward Jan. 1 as planned with its KanCare expansion intended to include long-term supports for the developmentally disabled.
Instead, officials at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continue to talk with state officials about various concerns they have with the state’s plan.
Officials said the lack of a CMS sign-off for the Jan. 1 start more likely would result in a delayed approval after various changes are made to the plan as opposed to outright rejection of what has been one of the more controversial components of Gov. Sam Brownback ...


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