Kansas Medicaid Health Homes
Health homes focus on the whole person and all of his or her needs to manage his or her conditions to be as healthy as possible. All the caregivers in a health home communicate with one another so that all of a patient's needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner.
KanCare health homes are intended for people with certain chronic conditions, like diabetes, asthma, or mental illness. These people must be KanCare consumers and have the choice to opt-out of Health Homes should they choose. They can be consumers who also receive Medicare along with Medicaid. Two Health Homes cohorts will begin July 1, 2014 for individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions and/or at-risk for other conditions.
For more information about Medicaid (KanCare) Health Homes in Kansas: http://www.kancare.ks.gov/health_home.htm