Tuberculosis Reimbursement Program

Coverage for Tuberculosis Services Policy & Procedures

The Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program also manages the supplemental fund to expand coverage for individuals needing health care services requiring evaluation and/or treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The fund is limited to uninsured clients with household incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Eligible clients include those who have shown significant test results from a TB screening test and those who require additional diagnostic and/or therapeutic services related to tuberculosis. This expanded coverage is possible through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention, and is available as funds exist for those who do not reside in a county that receives a direct grant from the KDHE TB Program. Counties that receive direct funding include:

  • Finney County
  • Ford County
  • Johnson County
  • Saline County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Shawnee County
  • Wyandotte County


Eligibility requires

  • An income 200% of poverty or below
  • Uninsured status (not covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or any other type of health insurance)
  • A positive TB screening test - screening tests for farmworkers and their dependents can be paid through separate funding

TB funds are supplemental funds to be used as a last resort for people who are not eligible for Medicaid, have no health insurance, and have no other means of payment for services.

  1. Description
  2. Services
  3. Limitations
  4. Resources

Description of the Voucher System

Delivery of tuberculosis services is managed through the Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program (KSFHP) voucher/case manager system. Eligible clients are admitted through authorized Access Point Agencies, which may be state or federal-funded primary care clinics or local health departments. Services are provided at this site or through coordination with other healthcare providers. Case Management support is provided both regionally and at the state level through KSFHP, Bureau of Community Health Systems, in collaboration with the Kansas Tuberculosis Control Program of the Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC recommendations and guidelines for the management of tuberculosis disease and tuberculosis infection are available from the Kansas Tuberculosis Program at 786-296-5589 or online via the CDC website.

The KSFHP Family Registration Form is used to enroll patients for tuberculosis coverage. A pre-numbered Voucher Form is used to identify health problems and to document treatment provided. In addition, it is utilized as a referral form for service required from outside healthcare providers as well as to initiate payment for services.