KanCare Data Findings
State Audit Finds KanCare Data Unreliable and Inconsistent –
Makes Evaluation of Impact on Health Outcomes Impossible to Determine
In April 2017 the Kansas Legislature asked for an audit of the KanCare/Medicaid program, after years of ongoing complaints from consumers and providers. The audit report was released as the first phase of the KanCare demonstration project comes to a close. The Legislative Post-Audit (LPA) conducted a year-long study, to determine “what effect did transitioning to KanCare have on the state’s Medicaid costs, the services provided, and client health outcomes.” The State’s report concluded that data reliability “entirely prevented us from evaluating KanCare’s effect on beneficiaries’ health outcomes.”
Read the full report here.