- IMPORTANT CMS UPDATE: To meet the reporting requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (LTCH QRP), quality data collected during the second quarter of calendar year 2015 (April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015) on the quality measures must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on August 15, 2015. Click this link to read the full description: CMSUpdateAug
- The Kansas Partnership for Improving Dementia Care has debuted their new website. Click here to view the website. This website has fabulous tools for all to use at no charge, including recorded videos of the Hand in Hand Dementia Care Modules.
2015 Joan Hamel Scholarship Application Form- Download Application
- The Gero Nurse Prep program is having a positive impact on quality and is growing nurse leaders in our profession. Please take a moment to review Provider Magazine Article May 2015 that ran in the May issue of Provider Magazine.
Welcome to Kansas Health Care Association / Kansas Center for Assisted Living
The Kansas Health Care Association (KHCA) is a statewide non-profit association that represents over 200 long-term care providers. Founded in 1951, KHCA is the largest association of its kind in Kansas. Its members are composed of for-profit and not-for-profit facilities consisting of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing facilities for mental health, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, and hospital-based long term care units.
Our members provide nursing health care to over 20,000 convalescent and chronically ill Kansans.
CLICK HERE to be directed to our 2015 Digital Membership Directory!
Announcing Provider Revalidation and Screening Requirements for Medicaid Nursing Facility Providers
The Federal regulation at 42 CFR Subpart E requires states to complete revalidation and screening of current Medicaid providers at least once every five years. As part of the required reenrollment process, states must:
- Revalidate Medicaid provider enrollment information
- Collect updated ownership disclosures
- Collect an application fee (if not already paid to Medicare or another state’s Medicaid program – verification required)
Medicaid provider revalidation and screening was implemented in 2012 for all Kansas Medicaid providers. Due to the transition to managed care, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) received a temporary waiver from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in implementing this process for nursing facility providers. KDADS must be in compliance with 42 CFR Subpart E by March 1, 2016.
KDADS will soon begin sending letters to all nursing facilities currently participating in the Medicaid program. A link to the Medicaid provider revalidation material and the disclosure of ownership form on KDADS website will be included in the letters. This information must be completed and returned to KDADS to comply with the Medicaid provider revalidation and screening requirement of the Federal regulation.
In addition to the revalidation material and the disclosure form, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) established a fee for provider revalidation and screening, as required by 42 CFR Subpart E. The fee is $553 per facility for calendar year 2015. Providers must complete and remit the forms and fee by the deadline denoted on the letter. The application fee requirement is met for providers that have already paid the fee to Medicare or another state’s Medicaid program. Verification is required.
Failure to comply with the revalidation and screening requirements could result in removal of your facility from the Medicaid reimbursement program. Nursing Facility providers enrolling in the Medicaid program on or after January 1, 2015 have already completed the requirements of this federal regulation.
If you have any questions, or if your facility would like to request alternative arrangements to comply with this federal regulation, please contact LaNae Workman at 785-291-3806 or email LaNae.Workman@kdads.ks.gov or Rhonda Boose at 785-368-6686 or email Rhonda.Boose@kdads.ks.gov with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.