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Kansas officials discuss how new Medicaid program affects individuals with disabilities

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State health officials made a stop in Parsons, Kansas on Wednesday to discuss how individuals with disabilities will be affected by the new Medicaid program.

The Department for Aging and Disability Services says the meeting was held to physically and developmentally disabled Kansans, their families, and groups that provided services.

Kansas has already turned over most of its $3 billion Medicaid program to three private health insurance companies, but in-home services for the disabled won't be included until January.

"It should be a very seamless transition," says Ren Mullinix of KanCare.  "The most significant enhancement is the addition of a care coordinator, which will be provided by one of the three health plans."

Officials have been holding meetings across Kansas throughout the week.  The last meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Olathe.

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