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Kansas: Medicaid proposes drastic rate cut

January 24, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TOPEKA, Kan. - A proposal to drastically reduce Medicaid rates for DMEPOS, published just before the holidays, came as a surprise to stakeholders, they say.The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it planned to submit an amendment to set the Medicaid fee schedule for DMEPOS items at 65% of the non-rural Medicare rates.“We have no idea what the rationale behind this is,” said Rose Schafhauser, executive director of MAMES. “We met with them in February of last year and...

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