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Kentucky’s Health Benefit Exchange Website – Kynect – Launches

Governor Beshear recently announced the launch of Kentucky's Healthcare Connection - kynect. This is Kentucky’s Health Benefit Exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning October 1, kynect will allow individuals, families, and businesses to compare and select insurance plans and to find out if they qualify for programs like Medicaid or Kentucky’s Children Health Insurance Program (KCHIP). The website provides some basic, introductory information about kynect including a fact sheet for families. Help will [...]

By |2013-05-23T09:18:38-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Blog, Health|

Cabinet Hosting Medicaid Managed Care Forums Across KY – Eastern KY Forums this Week!

Governor Beshear has directed the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) to initiate enhanced educational efforts to improve the Medicaid managed care implementation system. At the Governor’s request, CHFS will sponsor educational forums in each of the eight Medicaid regions. These forums are designed to allow medical providers, managed care organization (MCO) representatives, and Department of Insurance (DOI) representatives to meet face-to-face to discuss concerns about proper billing, appeals processes and any specific regional [...]

By |2013-05-06T09:54:39-04:00May 6th, 2013|Blog, Health|

New Brief Shows Kentucky Children Would Benefit from Medicaid Expansion

Jeffersontown, KY – Thousands of children could see immediate and long-term health benefits, at a small cost to the state, if Kentucky expands Medicaid to adults up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line starting in January 2014, according to a new issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates. The brief, Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky: Kids Have Much to Gain, examines the numerous family and child health benefits that result when parents have access to [...]

By |2013-03-28T00:00:35-04:00March 28th, 2013|News Room|
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