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State officials confirm vaping-related death

Kansas health officials on Tuesday morning confirmed the state's first death associated with an outbreak of serious lung disease connected to vaping or use...

Kelly names Medicaid expansion panel

Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced the formation of a special panel to explore the impact of Medicaid expansion in other states. The committee will...

New superintendent named for Osawatomie State Hospital

State officials on Thursday named Kristin Feeback as superintendent of Osawatomie State Hospital starting Sept. 9. She will replace interim Superintendent Wes Cole, who is retiring...

Aetna confident despite concerns about KanCare network

Aetna late Monday responded to state concerns that its health provider network was lagging behind the other managed-care companies administering the state's privatized Medicaid...

State rejects KanCare provider’s corrections plan

State health officials said Tuesday that they have rejected a corrections plan submitted by a KanCare provider seeking to   improve contract performance. The Kansas...

UPDATED: KDHE reviewing Aetna’s corrections plan

(Updated with Aetna response) The state health department is reviewing a corrections plan submitted late Tuesday by a Medicaid provider seeking to   improve contract...

KDHE warns KanCare provider about contract compliance

(Will be updated as warranted) The state health department has warned one of its Medicaid providers that it's failing to comply with the standards of...

AG asks governor to withdraw food-assistance policy by Friday

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw a policy that extends the timeline for providing food-assistance benefits to adults who...

AG questions legality of food assistance directive

A plan by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration to extend food assistance benefits to adults without children who aren't working appears to violate state law,...

Hineman requests House-only interim committee on Medicaid expansion

Republican state Rep. Don Hineman on Friday asked legislative leadership to approve an interim committee made up only of House members to study Medicaid...