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Comprehensive Person-Centered State Work Incentive Initiatives:

A Resource Center for Developing & Implementing Medicaid Buy In Programs
and
Related Employment Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities


Kansas


I. Overview of a State’s Comprehensive Person-Centered Employment Initiatives

NewDownload file of two summary charts
State’s Medicaid Buy-In Program Design Features
- Income Eligibility Criteria
- Resource Limits and Exclusions
- Cost Sharing – Minimum Income Level and Premium or Cost Share Methods
- Work Related Policies and Protections
State’s SSI and Other Medicaid Income Standards for Adults with Disabilities

II. What’s New and Persons to Contact

New-
Policy Briefs Published by the University of Kansas Department of Health Policy and Management includes information on the characteristics of Medicaid Buy-In Enrollees
Link to site of Policy Briefs
http://das.kucrl.org/WHpolicybriefs.html

As of June 30, 2003 563 persons are enrolled in the Kansas Medicaid Buy-In Program

“Working Healthy Newsletter” published by U of Kansas includes information for Medicaid Buy-In Enrollees. Includes information related to benefits planning services available
Link to newsletter
http://das.kucrl.org/WHnewsletters.html


Person to Contact:

Mary Ellen O'Brien Wright
Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, Program Director
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
915 S.W. Harrison Street
Docking Building, 6th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-5217
Email: meow@srskansas.org

University of Kansas Medicaid Buy-In Evaluation Project
Jean Hall
Project Coordinator
University of Kansas, KU-CRL
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 521
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
Phone: (785) 864-7083
Fax: (785) 864-5728
Email: Jhall@ku.edu

University of Kansas program web address
http://das.kucrl.org/medicaid.html

III. Program Development - Past and Present

  • Executive Branch Leadership, Cross Disability Coalition Leadership and Interagency Working Groups
  • Initial Planning, Information Gathering and Program and Fiscal Estimates

New - March 15th, 2002 Press Release announcing Federal approval of Kansas Medicaid Buy-In program "Working Healthy, Making Health Care Work."

Link to press release:
http://www.srskansas.org/SRSPress/2002/031502.htm

IV. State Legislation - Adopted and Pending

 

V. Current State Policies and Program Descriptions

  • State Policies: State Plans, Regulations and Waiver Requests to Federal Agencies - Pending and Adopted Programs
  • Ensuring Informed Choice and Person - Centered Programs: Benefits Counseling, Work Force Investment Act Implementation and Related Educational Services
  • Descriptions for Consumers and Staff Training Activities

New -
“Working Healthy Newsletter” published by U of Kansas includes information for Medicaid Buy-In Enrollees. Includes information related to benefits planning services available
Link to newsletters
http://das.kucrl.org/WHnewsletters.html

New -
The Kansas Medicaid Buy-In regulations explicitly provide that all persons on Medicaid who are “working or expressing interest in employment” are referred to a regional Benefits Speicalist to ensure that such individuals are aware of the service and to ensure that they understand the impact on benefits from earnings.
It is made clear that the decision to cooperate with the Benefits Specialist shall not impact eligibility under the Working Healthy group.

Link to Kansas Medicaid Buy-In Regulations:
http://www.srskansas.org/KEESM/keesm2660.htm#2664

Or download a copy of the Kansas Medicaid Buy-In Regulations.
Download file

Link to Kansas Medicaid Infrastructure Change Project website with detailed information on Medicaid Buy-In program:
http://das.kucrl.org/medicaid.html

 

VI. Program Data and Impact

  • Medicaid Buy-In Data
    563 Medicaid Buy-In enrollees as of June 30, 2003
  • Consumer Surveys and Evaluation Studies
    New
    The University of Kansas sends enrollees a consumer satisfaction survey every six months. A disenrollment survey is also sent to enrollees who have disenrolled for more than two months.
    Policy Briefs Published by the University of Kansas Department of Health Policy and Management includes information on the characteristics of Medicaid Buy-In Enrollees
    Link to site of Policy Briefs
    http://das.kucrl.org/WHpolicybriefs.html

    Download pdf or html versions of Policy Briefs

    Policy Brief 1
    Discusses intial experience with enrollment in Medicaid Buy-In
    Pdf file
    Html file (takes you to Working Healthy website)

    Policy Brief 2
    Discussion of consumer satisfaction by enrollees
    Pdf file
    Html file (takes you to Working Healthy website)

    Policy Brief 3
    Discussion of characteristics enrollees, e.g., type of disability
    Pdf file
    Html file (takes you to Working Healthy website)
 

VII. Comprehensive Employment Initiatives

 

Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy and Center for Health Services Research and Policy at George Washington University

Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support provided by NIDRR of the US Department of Education through the RRTC on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy at the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa. (#H133B980042) 

Website created and maintained by the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa College of Law. The opinions and analyses set out in the articles on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the US Department of Education, George Washington University or the University of Iowa.