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Kansas updates its disabled waiting list

Associated Press Published: November 5, 2012
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Colyer said that in the future that the state would be maintain the waiting lists and that people would be contacted on a regular basis by one of the three new managed care organizations that are taking over the state's Medicaid system. The three organizations would be required to make regular contact with those on the waiting lists to maintain accurate information and care needs.

The lieutenant governor, who is also a surgeon, said those on the waiting lists would still have access to crisis and emergency care services while they were waiting for full health care services.

Legislators approved funding earlier this year to provide services for an additional 100 people currently waiting for services. Sullivan said the agency would begin the process of identifying those who would get the services and have them in place before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2013.