Meetings Scheduled for KanCare Members With Certain Chronic Conditions

Hayden Parker

Meetings scheduled for KanCare members with certain chronic conditions

TOPEKA—Kansas Medicaid has scheduled Health Homes meetings for a specific group of KanCare members and their families. KanCare members with certain chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma or mental illness are invited to one of several meetings scheduled in 16 Kansas cities between March 3-12.

A Health Home is a comprehensive and intense method of care coordination and is a service that will begin under KanCare starting in July. (A Health Home is not a building or a place for someone to live.) Health Homes integrate and coordinate all services and supports to treat the person across the lifespan. In KanCare, Health Homes will be a partnership between the managed care organizations and the health home partners, which can include many different types of providers, e.g., doctors, clinics, community mental health centers, and community developmental disability organizations.

These meetings are free and will be an opportunity for this specific group of KanCare members to learn about Health Homes and ask questions.
If you are not in KanCare or don’t have chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma or mental illness, you will not be in a Health Home. Space at these meetings is limited and is offered to KanCare consumers only. Providers will have separate, ongoing webinars and conferences on the implementation of Health Homes. 

Special Assistance at Meetings: Members needing special assistance for a meeting (like a sign language interpreter or handouts in Braille) should contact Cindy by calling 785-296-4753 or emailing HealthHomes@kdheks.gov. Transportation to the meetings is not available.
Details: Two meetings will be held on the same day at each location on this educational tour.  At each location, there will be an afternoon meeting and an evening meeting. Members should only attend one meeting.  Afternoon meetings are from 1-3 p.m. Evening meetings are from 6-8 p.m. Dates and locations are below.

For the location closest to you, come to either the 1 p.m. meeting or the 6 p.m. meeting. Members should only attend one meeting.
Monday, March 3, 2014:                                            Tuesday, March 4, 2014:
           
Dodge City Public Library                                           Finney County Historical Museum
1001 North 2nd Avenue                                               403 South 4th Street
Dodge City, KS 67801                                                Garden City, KS 67846
                                                                                    (Please enter on the north side)
 
Wichita Public Library                                                 Barton County Community College
Central Location                                                          Library Room 116
223 South Main                                                           245 Northeast 30th Road
Wichita, KS 67202                                                      Great Bend, KS  67530
 
Winfield Community Center                                        Holiday Inn Express
700 Gary                                                                     4011 Parkview Drive   
Winfield, KS  67156                                                    Pittsburg, KS  66762 
                                                                                   
 
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014:                                    Thursday, March 6, 2014:
 
Colby Community College                                          Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Student Union, Rm 109                                               3000 Sternberg Drive
1255 South Range                                                      Hays, KS  67601
Colby, KS  67701
 
Cloud County Community College                              Pathfinder Recovery Center
Cook Theatre                                                              1809 South Ohio
2221 Campus Drive                                                    Salina, KS  67401
Concordia, KS 66901
 
City Building                                                                Emporia State University
Alliance Room                                                             Student Union, 2nd Floor Room #MU216
101 South Lincoln                                                       1200 Commercial Street
Chanute, KS    66720                                                  Emporia, KS  66801
 
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014:                                        Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
 
Blue Valley Library                                                      Highland Community College
Blue Valley Library Meeting Room                              Dining Room
9000 West 151st Street                                               1501 Riley Street
Overland Park, KS  66221                                          Atchison, KS  66002
 
South Branch Public Library                                       Kansas Historical Society
3104 Strong Avenue                                                   6425 Southwest 6th Avenue
Kansas City, KS  66106                                              Topeka, KS  66615