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AG Derek Schmidt Urges U.S. Senate To Expand State Authority To Fight Scams Against Medicaid Patients

TOPEKA – (July 21, 2020) – The most immediate action Congress could take to strengthen the fight against scams targeting Medicaid beneficiaries is to...

KDHE Medicaid Director Resigns

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces the resignation of the state’s Medicaid Director, Adam Proffitt, effective June 5. Proffitt joined...

Nebraska DHHS Conference Call Planned Concerning Medicaid

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold a public hearing Monday, May 18, at the Nebraska State Office...

Kansas Medicaid Insurer Aetna On Even Thinner Ice With State Officials

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service TOPEKA ― Aetna remains in hot water with the state of Kansas, which recently threatened to cancel the...

Medicaid Inspector General Issues First Audit Report

TOPEKA – (August 5, 2019) – Kansas Medicaid Inspector General Sarah Fertig last week released the first audit report compiled by the Office of...

Norton Woman Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud, Drug Charges

NORTON – (May 24, 2019) – A Norton woman yesterday pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Ashley...

Junction City Woman Ordered To Repay More Than $3,800 For Medicaid Fraud

WESTMORELAND – (May 17, 2019) – A Junction City woman has been ordered to repay more than $3,800 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after...

Session Recap: Kansas Democrats Wield New Power, But GOP Leaders Thwart Medicaid Expansion

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service In the waning days of the 2019 session, the conservative Republicans controlling the Kansas Legislature made one thing...

Kansas House Approves Medicaid Expansion, But The Fight Isn’t Over Yet

By Jim McLean - Kansas News Service/KCUR A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans powered past objections from conservative leaders in the Kansas House Wednesday...

Kansas Headlines

Kansas Senate Republicans Swiftly Shut Door On Proposed Medicaid Expansion Amendment

By Noah Taborda - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Efforts to expand Medicaid in Kansas were dealt a blow Wednesday after an amendment to do just...

Legislature Moves Quickly To Spare Kansas Towns From Financial Ruin Over Gas Bills

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers moved with lightning speed Wednesday to pass legislation providing $100 million in low-interest loans to...

Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Conservation Regulation

MANHATTAN, Kansas — A public hearing will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, to consider the revision of a regulation...

KDHE Launches Mobile Testing Unites

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching three mobile testing units for COVID-19 in order to expand testing access...

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Kansas News Service

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...