Kansas Initiatives to Expand Holistic Care Coordination

It is recognized that while care coordination is a critical component to providing care through a medical home, there are many other places where some form of care coordination can be received. In Kansas, this is widespread and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is hoping to support alignment and partnership among these types of programs, to assure families are able to access the support they need, when they need it.

Primary Care Provider Pilot Project

This toolkit was developed as a way to increase knowledge and provide technical assistance to offices interested in providing holistic care coordination (HCC) or building an HCC program within their practice.

Throughout 2021, there will be several opportunities for providers to participate.

  • Spring 2021 - Provider Survey
    • We gained valuable information on current knowledge, attitudes, and practices around holistic care coordination through a survey that closed on May 31st. For more information email Kaylee Goss.
  • Spring 2021 
    • A series of virtual roundtables were completed to discuss standards around care coordination and learn from providers what assistance or support could be valuable for their practice. View the Holistic Care Coordination Roundtable (PDF).
  • Summer 2021 - Short-Term Quality Improvement
    • Short-term quality improvement activities (1 to 3 weeks) to gain insight and input on the toolkit contents and help practices begin to assess how care coordination could improve the quality of care their patients receive.
  • Fall 2021 - Long-Term Quality Improvement
    • Long-term quality improvement activities (3 to 12 months) with targeted technical assistance for providers who want to establish HCC programs, or implement certain care coordination standards.

Related Kansas Initiatives or Programs

Kansas Special Health Care Needs Program

The Kansas Special Health Care Needs program offers holistic care coordination supports for children with special health care needs and their families that meet medical eligibility criteria. Learn more on the Special Health Care Needs page and on the Special Health Care Needs Flyer (PDF).

Community Health Worker Coalition & Steering Committee

Community Health Workers (CHW) provide services and supports very similar to HCC. The CHW Coalition defined the role of the CHW and established core competencies for the workforce. The Steering Committee is working to establish sustainable reimbursement for CHWs in Kansas. Learn more on the Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition website.

Service / Care Coordination Through Medicaid for Young Children

Kansas participated in Phase 2 of the Pediatrics Supporting Parents (PSP) technical assistance project and conducted a review of service coordination under Medicaid Managed Care to produce key recommendations for improving access to care coordination for young children and their families. Find more information online.