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State Medicaid director leaving for private sector

State Medicaid Director Adam Proffitt is leaving the state health department after a little more than two years at the agency. Proffitt said his last...

Sunday Reader: Watkins loses fundraiser; Medicaid fraud

Good morning everyone: It's Thanksgiving week. So we can only hope things will slow down a little bit. (They never really do, but we can...

Aetna executive apologizes for contract problems

A top Aetna executive on Tuesday apologized for the company's failure to meet the terms of its contract for administering the state's privatized Medicaid...

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...

Lawmakers consider tougher fines against unlicensed day cares

Seven times in the last five years, a child has died at an unlicensed day care in Kansas. And without the help of law enforcement...

UPDATED: Kelly names new KDHE secretary

(Updated to reflect that Jeff Andersen was appointed by Brownback sted Colyer) Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Monday named the Kansas state surgeon and the...

State overspending millions on Medicaid program, audit finds

The state health department has doled out millions in general tax dollars to subsidize health care providers under a Medicaid program that was expected...