KANCARE CREATES UNEASE ; SOCIAL WORKER WARY OF TREATMENT OF BRAIN INJURED [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]
|By Tim Carpenter; Tim Carpenter THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL|
In mid-January, Taylor said she arrived at the
Taylor, who owns
"What I'm so afraid of is, without proper care, people are either going to end up dead, homeless, in jail or in a nursing home. They will lose their independence," she said.
"What we're able to confirm is he is receiving care coordination and is getting the services he needs," she said. "There are challenges for him."
However, Taylor said she remained uneasy about implications of KanCare as it related to people with brain injuries.
"I'm a skeptic about this particular population of people," she said. "It's going well with other populations."
"We have to make a transition, and we are very cognizant of that transition," Colyer said. "What we have done is we've built in a number of precautions."
He said the state attempted to help Kansans step into KanCare by requiring the three insurance companies to comply with
"I personally won't be satisfied for a number of months on the success of the rollout," Colyer said.
Colyer said inadequacies of
He said a
A key measure of the KanCare conversion will be whether health service providers in
In Taylor's case, she had been promptly paid for most of her work on behalf of
"We expected there would be bumps in the road," she said. "So far, I've been very impressed with response of the MCOs."
Denning predicted a more accurate picture of whether KanCare was delivering better care at lower costs would emerge in the next month or so.
"You did a great rollout," said Denning, who compared it favorably to the
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