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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404

Phone: 785-368-6246
Fax: 785-296-0256

If you have an issue that you have been unable to resolve with a Managed Care Organization, please submit your concern in the Provider Issue Tracking Application.
If you have consumer questions or complaints regarding KanCare, please contact the KanCare Ombudsman, Kerrie Bacon, either by phone 855-643-8180 or email. You may also visit the KanCare Ombudsman website.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Program Information

Home and Community Bases Services (HCBS) provides oversight for a system of community based supports and services for persons in Kansas with disabilities. Information about HCBS waiver programs can be found at the corresponding links for each program listed below. Providers include a variety of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations as well as governmental entities. These services are provided through 10 HCBS waiver programs:

Intellectual Developmental Disability and Brain Injury Waiver Renewals

Kansas is renewing its proposed Brain Injury (BI) Waiver and Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) Waiver with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This means Kansas must resubmit the waivers with any changes to CMS. You can view the proposed waivers, a summary of the proposed changes and how to provide public comment in the documents below.
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Overview of Proposed Changes to IDD and BI WaiversPDF118.20 KB01 Nov, 2018 Download
Conference Call Notice for IDD and BI Waiver RenewalsPDF127.08 KB01 Nov, 2018 Download
Draft IDD Waiver Submitted to CMSPDF2.34 MB24 Jan, 2019 Download
Draft BI Waiver Submitted to CMSPDF6.92 MB24 Jan, 2019 Download

HCBS Medicaid 1915 (c) Waiver Public Forums

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is seeking feedback from Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) stakeholders as the agency begins planning for upcoming HCBS waiver renewals in 2019: Frail Elderly (FE), Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD), Physical Disability (PD), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI.

KDADS recently hosted regional in-person meetings across Kansas and by conference call as an opportunity for stakeholders to hear about possible future changes to certain HCBS Waivers. Participants were able to share feedback on what they think is going well and what could be improved. 

View the Public Forum Presentation (PowerPoint file) handed out at the sessions.

KDADS also videotaped both the consumer and provider session in Wichita September 12, 2018. You can watch those sessions below:

HCBS Waiver Renewal - Provider Public Forum

HCBS Waiver Renewal - Consumer Public Forum
Once the video starts, you can click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the screen to view the video in full screen mode.

Access Guide and Service Definitions

Adverse Incident Reporting “AIR” System Training Video

This AIR system is designed for KDADS service providers and contractors to report all adverse incidents and serious occurrences involving individuals receiving services from the following KDADS programs: Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, Money Follows the Person (MFP), Behavioral Health, Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), Senior Care Act and Older Americans Act. To learn more about AIR and how to make a report to KDADS, please watch the training video.

Once the video starts, you can click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the screen to view the video in full screen mode.

Monthly Waiver Program Participation Reports