Topeka — Some Kansas lawmakers are expressing concern over whether another backlog of Medicaid applications in the state will emerge.
The Topeka-Capital Journal reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is on track to clear a current KanCare backlog after the agency told federal officials in June the number of unprocessed applications was underreported by 12,000.
“The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with our partners; Accenture and Maximus; will continue to improve our processes and our technology to ensure we minimize any possibility of additional backlogs,” KDHE Deputy Secretary Aaron Dunkel wrote.
The backlog developed in 2015, spurred by problems with a new electronic eligibility system. The department retained temporary staff and enlisted the help of the Department for Children and Families to deal with the backlog.
State Rep. Jim Ward says he thinks that it’s probable that another backlog will emerge and that the agency is unprepared to …
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Some Kansas lawmakers fear Medicaid application backlog will grow