Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A special council of Kansas officials is weighing a request for funds to implement the state's new system for administering Medicaid services.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is asking the State Finance Council to approve funds for the billing system for KanCare, the state's revised Medicaid program. KDHE officials have not said how much they're seeking.
The Finance Council was scheduled to consider the request at a meeting Wednesday. The panel is made up of Gov. Sam Brownback and top leaders of the state House and Senate.
Also on the agenda is a request for money to give raises to selected state employees. The goal is to bring their pay closer to that of people doing similar jobs in the private sector.