First Meeting Of Governor’s KanCare Advisory Council Set

By: KDHE posted by Amanda Lanum
By: KDHE posted by Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. –The first meeting of Governor Sam Brownback’s KanCare Advisory Council is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 in Topeka.

The 20-member council was announced earlier this month and includes representatives from those health care provider and consumer groups moving into KanCare, the plan for a sustainable model of integrated, person-centered care coordination within Kansas Medicaid. Four state legislators are also on the council.

This meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Crumbine Room of the Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Ste. 540. This is a public meeting; however, space is limited. Kansans planning to attend the KanCare Advisory Council meeting should contact Kay White at 785-296-0461 by noon on Wednesday, March 28; please make the need for special accommodations known at that time.

As announced on March 14 by the Governor’s Office, the council includes Medicaid consumers and/or family members as well as representatives from mental health services, substance abuse services, disabilities services, physician groups, hospitals, pharmacy groups, senior services, tribal organizations and the Legislature.

· Andy Brown, Lawrence, representing children’s advocate network
· John Calbeck, M.D., Garden City, representing substance abuse providers
· Barney Mayse, Overland Park, representing physically disabled Medicaid consumers
· Representative Brenda Landwehr, Wichita, representing the Kansas House of Representatives
· Craig Concannon, M.D., FACP, Beloit, representing medical providers
· Dave Geist, Dodge City, representing area aging agencies
· Senator Vicki Schmidt, Topeka, representing the Kansas Senate
· David Sanford, Wichita, representing primary care providers
· Kevin Bryant, M.D., C.M.D., Wichita, representing nursing facility providers
· Audrey Schremmer-Philip, Wamego, representing independent living centers
· Senator Allen Schmidt, Hays, representing the Kansas Senate
· Larry Martin, Valley Falls, representing senior Medicaid consumers
· Mary Barba, Topeka, representing developmental disabled Medicaid consumers
· Colin McKenney, Valley Center, representing developmental disability service providers
· Mike Conlin, R.Ph, F.A.C.A., F.I.A.C.P., C.E.A.C., Topeka, representing community pharmacists
· Randy Johnson, MA, CPS, Lawrence, representing mental health care Medicaid consumers
· Steve Kelly, Newton, representing hospitals
· Representative Jerry Henry, Cummings, representing the Kansas House of Representatives
· Susette Schwartz, Wichita, representing health clinics and tribal organizations
· Walt Hill, Hays, representing mental health care providers


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