Kansas Medicaid plan may mean fewer nursing home patients

10/10/2011 | Forbes

Kansas officials plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program to reduce costs, and while Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said provider payment cuts would be a last resort, provisions could include reducing the number of people in nursing homes and increasing assisted living and home-based care. Colyer said the state is "not going to cut people off of Medicaid." State House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, was skeptical the proposals would produce great savings.

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