Long Term Services & Supports (LTSS)

Message from Commissioner Michele Heydon

DATE: Monday, June 14, 2023

KDADS announces that the requirement to exhaust community resources prior to Medicaid funding access for Assistive Services is suspended. A member’s ability to remain in, or transition to the community is paramount. Obtaining needed services to achieve those goals should be done efficiently via a partnership between the MCO and member. The MCO is considered the driver of the service including education to members, bid acquisition, arrangement of service, service delivery, payment to the provider and post service evaluation. A singular, streamlined process for all recipients of these services is in development that will support consistency in service delivery. Other insurances will remain primary, as appropriate per member. Community resources can still be explored, with MCO service coordination support, at the member’s request.

KDADS will be working with our MCO partners to develop the process and review the need to seek outside resources before requesting Assistive Services.

KDADS will post the process for Assistive Services when it is complete.

For questions regarding this information bulletin, please contact: Leigh Smith, Director, Money Follows the Person.

HCBS Update Meetings - Registration Open


How do I join the meeting?
We’ll send email reminders for each meeting that will include the registration link. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the link to join.

Do I have to register?
Yes, you will have to register using the link provided to get the meeting connection link. You can register at any time, including right before or during the meeting.

Do I have to register for every meeting?

Yes, each meeting will have its own registration link and you’ll need to register for each meeting you plan to attend.

How will I know what topics will be covered?  

Agendas for each meeting will be sent the morning of the meeting. 

What if I can’t attend but want to hear the information?
Recordings will be posted on the KDADS website.We will continue to share updates in all the ways we do now, this is an ADDITIONAL way to hear them, not a replacement.

What if I need special accommodation to participate?
ASL and Spanish interpretation provided.If you require other accommodation to participate, please reach out to Carri McMahon at [email protected] by January 9.

Who do I contact if I have more questions about these meetings?
Please email [email protected]

2024 Meeting Dates:

All meeting times are 12-1 p.m.

  • March 18
  • May 20
  • July 15
  • September 16
  • November 18

Home & Community Based Services (HCBS)

Nursing Facility and Adult Care Home Programs

Rate and Cost Report Information

  • NF and NFMH
  • NF Medicaid/MediKan Rate Lists
  • PRTF
  • ICF

Gatekeeping ICF/IID Information

PEAK Program

LTSS General Information

LTSS Reports

Stakeholder Engagement

Meeting Notes

Upcoming FMS Meeting Dates

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (2:30-3:30 p.m.) - Audit Training - Virtual

Monday, April 1, 2024 (1-2:30 p.m.) - Quarterly Meeting - Virtual

Monday, June 24, 2024 (1-2:30 p.m.) - Quarterly Meeting - KDADS Basement Conference Center (scheduled a week early due to July 4th holiday) 

Monday, October 7, 2024 (1-2:30 p.m.) - Quarterly Meeting - Virtual

Monday, January 6, 2025 (1-2:30 p.m.) - Quarterly Meeting - KDADS Basement Conference Center

FMS Contacts

Jeff Miller, EVV Senior Project Manager, KDHE - [email protected] 

Michele Heydon, HCBS Commissioner, KDADS - [email protected]

Seth Kilber, HCBS Assistant Commissioner, KDADS - [email protected]

Yvonne Case, Director of Operations, KDHE - [email protected]                     

Monte Coffman, Executive Director, Windsor Place - [email protected]

KDADS Stakeholder Meeting March 2024

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KDADS Stakeholder Meeting January 2024

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