Beginning with new year, KDHE to determine KanCare eligibility

TOPEKA – On Jan. 16, 2015, Governor Sam Brownback signed Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) 43. Part of that ERO moves KanCare (Medicaid) eligibility determination for the elderly and people with disabilities from the Kansas Department for Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment). This move will take effect Jan. 1, 2016.

Everyone will still be able to fill out an application for KanCare online at For assistance or paper applications, people with disabilities and the elderly can call 800-792-4884. KDHE is deploying an additional 18 out-stationed workers in Liberal, Hays, Great Bend, Salina, Wichita, Arkansas City, Emporia, Chanute, Pittsburg, Topeka, Manhattan, Hiawatha, Lawrence, Ottawa, Olathe, Kansas City, Garden City and Dodge City. These out-stationed workers will be available by appointment only whenever a face to face visit is required. People with disabilities or the elderly who need to fax in applications or any supporting documentation will now need to use the fax number 844-264-6285.

Families and children applying for KanCare can fill out an application online at, call 800-792-4884, and fax applications to 800-498-1255.

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