Governor Unveils Medicaid Changes

Thomas McAdam

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Gov. Matt Bevin yesterday presented Kentucky HEALTH, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the commonwealth.

As a first step towards the implementation of the plan, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced a comprehensive Section 1115 waiver application proposal for Kentucky that is Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health (HEALTH).

The full Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application is available for your review= CLICK HERE.

Additional information:

Kentucky HEALTH Overview= CLICK HERE

Kentucky HEALTH Frequently Asked Questions= CLICK HERE.  

To achieve maximum transparency and accessibility, a complete draft of the Kentucky HEALTH waiver proposal is available online for public review or for in-person inspection at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Secretary, 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40621.

Written comments regarding the Kentucky HEALTH waiver proposal may be mailed to Commissioner Stephen Miller, Department for Medicaid Services, 275 E. Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621, or sent by email.

All comments must be received by Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

In addition, the commonwealth will conduct three separate formal public hearings at the following dates and times:

► Public Hearing 1- Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 10 a.m. – noon Central time

Western Kentucky University, Knicely Conference Center Auditorium, 2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101

► Public Hearing 2: Advisory Council for Medical Assistance (MAC) Special Meeting - Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Eastern time

Kentucky Capitol Annex, 702 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601

► Public Hearing 3 - Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eastern time

Hazard Community and Technical College Campus, Room 208, Jolly Classroom Center, 1 Community College Drive, Hazard, KY 41701

Following the close of the 30-day public comment period, the commonwealth will review and summarize all public comments received on the Kentucky HEALTH proposal and make any necessary revisions prior to submission of the final waiver proposal to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval.


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