2015 Educational Summit Presentations

Due to the overwhelming response from the 2015 HCBS Educational Summit, KDADS has compiled information from the sessions presented during the two-day event. The images on this page can be clicked to open the full presentation.


This presentation gives a brief overview of the recently enacted Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) providing for tax deferred savings accounts that are exempt from Medicaid assets test.
New ABLE legislation Presentation

ADRC Access to Community Services and Supports

This presentation provides information about Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Centers and provides information to help guide consumers on gaining access to services.
ADRC Access to Community Services and Supports Presentation
ADRC Brochure
Aging and Disability Resource Guide

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services Presentation
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 1 in 10 adults over the age of 60 experienced some form of abuse within the past year and 30% of adults with disabilities reported one or more type of mistreatment from their Personal Assistance Service provider. This workshop will focus on adult abuse within the State of Kansas. Individuals can learn how abuse, neglect, or exploitation is defined; how to report or who to go to for help; and how each and every one of us can help prevent abuse.

Assessment and Prevention Services in Kansas (APS/CPS)

Mandated Reporters Presentation
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 1 in 10 adults over the age of 60 experienced some form of abuse within the past year and 30% of adults with disabilities reported one or more type of mistreatment from their Personal Assistance Service provider. This workshop will focus on adult abuse within the State of Kansas. Individuals can learn how abuse, neglect, or exploitation is defined; how to report or who to go to for help; and how each and every one of us can help prevent abuse.


HCBS Autism Presentation
This presentation provides an overview of the Kansas HCBS Autism Program.

Brain Injury 101 and After

TBI 101 Presentation
This session described what is known about the multiple causes and effects of brain injury, particularly those on cognition, behavior, and life skills, and supports that can help bridge gaps to independence.

Caregiving and the Kansas CARE Act

The Kansas Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE)  Act Presentation
This presentation give information about the Kansas Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act.

Conflict Free

Conflict Free HCBS System Presentation
Kansas HCBS Conflict of Interest Policy - 4.1.15

DSW Training: AuthentiCare Kansas Overview

DSW Training: AuthentiCare Kansas Presentation
AuthentiCare is a web-based Electronic Visit Verification system which includes scheduling, tracking, reporting and billing. The FD AuthentiCare system automatically captures and invoices accurate services provided to consumers, and automates billing and reporting functions. It offers assurance to consumers, providers, health plans, and state agencies that the "right services were delivered at the right time and for the right amount of time." AuthentiCare gives consumers assurance the time spent with them is accurate, gives Direct Support Workers credence for their ethical service delivery, and state agencies and health plans data to assist them in ensuring appropriate care is delivered to consumers and in making policy decisions regarding the delivery of services.

Emergency Planning for Individuals with Disability

Emergency Preparedness Presentation
Events like tornadoes and floods impact everyone. This overview will focus on some of the major responsibilities and obligations during a disaster. It also provides participants with resources they can use to assist in developing their plan.

Role of FMS Provider in F/EA Model

Role of FMS Provider in F/EA Model Presentation
This presentation discusses the role of FMS providers as well as providing information regarding consumer self-direction.

Frail Elderly

HCBS Frail Elderly Presentation
This presentation provides information regarding the Kansas HCBS Frail Elderly Program.

Guardianship in Kansas

This program will provide an overview of the Kansas Guardianship Program; program structure, services and partners.   Additionally it will provide a general overview of the guardianship and conservatorship statute; less restrict alternatives including powers or attorney; the legal process for obtaining a guardian or conservator; statutory framework for surrogate decision-making; responsibilities and limitations of authority; and, accountability to the Court.
Decision Making and Functional Assessment
Guide to KS Laws on Guardianship and Conervatorship
Guardian Duties Responsibilites and Limitations
Guardian and Conservator Instructions
Guardianship FAQ

Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homeless presentation
Doug Wallace, Housing and Homeless Specialist with KDADS Behavioral Health Services will provide an overview of the housing and resources available to individuals diagnosed with behavioral health disorders.  This overview will provide a detailed description of the array of housing available in Kansas, including housing created for persons experiencing homelessness. 


Overview of the Kansas IDD System Presentation
An overview of the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Service System.

KanCare and the ADA: Olmstead and HCBS

KanCare and the ADA: Olmstead and HCBS Presentation
This presentation provided an overview of some crucial requirements of the ADA and how it applies to Kancare. It also stresses the some specific areas that are being focused on to ensure compliance with the law as we continue to integrate as appropriate Kansans with disabilities into the communities so they can pursue their dreams in a meaningful way.

KanCare Basics: An Overview of KanCare

KanCare Basics Presentation
This presentation was designed to provide an overview of KanCare and Medicaid in Kansas. It provides basic information about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, as well as explaining which services are required to be provided and which are optional. It also explains how KanCare policy is developed and which state agencies carry out various KanCare functions.

Kansas Nursing Law related to Delegation/ Nurse Delegation

Nurse Delegation Nurse Practice Act Presentation
The presentation will examine Kansas statutory requirements contained in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act (KNPA) relating to scope of practice for RNs and LPNs, exceptions to licensure and delegation of nursing actions.

Medicaid Eligibility 101

Medicaid Eligibility 101
This session explains Medicaid eligibility policies and processes. This includes a review of the Medicaid application process and verification requirements as well as an overview of the various Medicaid categories and eligibility standards.

MFEI: Assessment Overview, Process, and Planning

The University of Kansas (KU) is working with KDADS to develop and implement a new universal assessment tool for the Medicaid FE, PD and TBI HCBS and PACE programs. It will also be a screen for Medicaid Nursing Facility and TBIRF admissions. The tool is currently called the Medicaid Functional Eligibility Instrument (MFEI). KU research staff will discuss the process of selecting an interRAI assessment as the base tool for the FE, PD, and FE populations, the current pilot testing of the MFEI with ADRCs, and plans for implementation. KU will also discuss the plans and process for revising or developing a new assessment for I/DD services and supports.
MFEI: Assessment Overview, Process, and Planning Presentation
MFEI Workgroup Guiding Principles

Overview of the ADA

Overview of the ADA Presentation
This overview of ADA provides some history of and amendments to the ADA. It also provides information and resources available regarding the different titles.


PACE presentation
PACE is based on the belief that is better to provide care to older adults with chronic care needs in their communities, when possible, rather than in nursing homes. This presenation provides more information regarding this community option.

Parent Support

Parent Support and Training Presentation
A well defined model of PST Practice was developed with the assistance of a broad group of stakeholders (families, PST providers, and PST colleagues). Testing and evaluation of the core components of PST Practice shows evidence that when the core components are carried out, youth spend less time in residential placements and away from their families! This presentation addresses the Parent Support Training.

Person Centered Planning

Person-centered planning is a client-centered, assessment-based interdisciplinary approach to integrating health care and social support services in which an individual’s needs and preferences are assessed in order to develop a comprehensive service plan honoring the person’s needs, preferences and goals.

Person Centered Planning Presentation
Person Centered Planning Handout

Project Search

Project SEARCH presentation
Project SEARCH is an education and employment program for high school youth with I/DD in their last year of high school eligibility. Kansas has also blazed new ground with Project SEARCH and has adapted the model so that young adults can use the program to transition from sheltered workshop and day services settings into competitive, integrated employment. Interns typically spend nine months immersed in a host business site completing three internship rotations designed to teach them marketable, transferable work skills. The goal of the program is employment for each intern- defined as 20 or more hours per week in a competitive, integrated setting, non-seasonal, and earning prevailing wage or higher. Project SEARCH has a 69% success rate for meeting employment outcomes in Kansas; internationally, it has earned numerous awards and citations for their quality and innovation. Come learn what makes Project SEARCH so successful and why it was mentioned 5 times in the National Associations of Governors Blue Print on Employment.

Self-Direction and Employer Management

Self-Direction and Employer Management Presentation
This session was presented by the mother of a young lady that has been served on a HCBS Waiver for the past 19 years. She shares strategies, tools and personal experiences of how self-direction has worked for their family. She also shares a link to handouts to assist you and empower you on your journey of Self-Directing Services.

Self-Direction Tool Kit

Self Direction Tool Kit
This session provides an overview of self-direction of HCBS in-home services and the resources available to support your choices as you self-direct. Topics include recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, training, and managing Direct Support Workers plus emergency back-up planning and abuse, neglect and exploitation.           

Social Security Disability and Presumptive Medicaid Disability Determination

Social Security Disability and Presumptive Medicaid Disability Determination Presentation
This session provides a broad overview of the KanCare Eligibility and how factors the state looks at when determining eligibility. This provides information about Social Security Disability Benefits (Determination Process) and provides information that there are two different disability benefit programs available through Social Security. The difference between Title II and Title XVI benefits is discussed. In addition, the 5-step process adult applicants must meet to be determined disabled per Social Security standards are presented.

Spousal Impoverishment

This session explained the Spousal impoverishment (AKA Division of Assets) program available to married long term care applicants. The presentation also included general information regarding the treatment of resources and assets, including trusts, for all long term care applicants. Transfer of Property provisions were also discussed.
Spousal Impoverishment 2015 presentation

Technology Assisted Program

Technology-Assisted Program
The TA Program serves individuals ages 0 through 21 years who are chronically ill or medically fragile and dependent upon a ventilator or medical device to compensate for the loss of vital bodily function and who require substantial and ongoing daily care by a nurse comparable to the level of care provided in a hospital setting, or other qualified caregiver under the supervision of a nurse, to avert death or further disability; or an individual who is hospitalized or at imminent risk of hospitalization, whose illness or disability, in the absence of home care services, would require admission to a hospital. This presentation provides additional information about the TA program.

Transitional Living Skills: Setting Goals & Measuring Progress

This session will discuss the importance of goal-setting in rehabilitation and the types of goals that should be developed with the consumer in order to maximize rehabilitation potential.   KDADS will also review the progress reporting tools that are in development and discuss the importance of accurate progress measurements.

TLS Presentation
Goal Planning-Progress Report
List of Task Categories
Goal Planning
Goal Tracking-Objective Tasks

Trauma- Informed Systems of Care

Trauma-Informed Systems of Care Presentation
Trauma-Informed Systems of Care are organizations that have adapted their operations and service practices based on their understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma on clients and staff, that the impact of trauma is central to the journey to recovery, and that how services are delivered to clients can create avenues or create barriers for healing. This training will explore these systems of care and offer practical applications for how you can begin to shift your own organizational culture and practices to be more trauma-informed.

Traumatic Brain Injury Program

TBI presentation
This session will focus on the rehabilitation purpose and importance of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program.  The session will also focus on the eligibility process and requirements, the services available through the program, and the significant proposed changes for the program.

Working Healthy/WORK

Working Healthy/WORK Presentation
Working Healthy, the Kansas Medicaid Buy-in program, is an employment incentive program authorized under the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act of 1999 (TWWIIA). Work Opportunities Reward Kansans (WORK) is the program through which Working Healthy participants receive personal assistance and other service. This presentation will provide an overview of both programs, including eligibility, benefits, and some basic information about program outcomes.