Kansas

Kansas currently has six waivers that are open to children. All are HCBS 1915(c) Medicaid waivers. All of these programs waive parental income. See this HCBS Waiver Page for information about Kansas' programs. Kansas also aligns its waivers with its privatized KanCare 1115 waiver, placing waiver participants in managed care.

Kansas is one of the few states who requires a "parent fee" for its waiver programs. While the legality of these fees is in question, the federal government is currently "tolerating" parent fees. Kansas recently removed its Parent Fee page, and we are not certain as to whether these fees will continue. Children cannot be denied services if the fee is not paid, but the state can attempt to collect the fee using a collection agency and legal action.

Kansas also has one adult-only waiver, HCBS for the Frail Elderly.

Kansas Advocacy Organizations:

Programs in Kansas

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED
  • Target Population: Children and adults who are medically fragile and use technology, particularly a ventilator, trach, or feeding tube.
  • Ages: 0-21
  • Levels of Care: Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. However, a Parent Fee may be charged.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 726
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2018
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides long-term community care attendant service, medical respite care, FMS, health maintenance monitoring, home modifications, intermittent intensive medical care, and specialized medical care for medically fragile and technology dependent individuals, ages 0 – 21.
  • Online State Information: HCBS - Technology Assisted or Children's Resource Connection
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact Children's Resource Connection at (316) 721-1945.
  • Waiting List: Kansas has 1237 persons with physical disabilities and 268 children on its waiting list.
AUTISM
  • Target Population: Young children with autism.
  • Ages: 0-5
  • Levels of Care: Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. However, a Parent Fee may be charged.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 82
  • Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides intensive individual supports, respite, consultative clinical & therapeutic services (autism specialist), family adjustment counseling, interpersonal communication therapy, parent support & training (peer-to-peer) for individual with autism, ages 0-5.
  • Online State Information: HCBS - Autism
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Follow the website application instructions or call (785) 296-6843.
  • Waiting List: Kansas has 3392 persons with developmental disabilities and 268 children on its waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Autism Society of the Heartland 
I/DD

Also called HCBS - for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: 5+
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. However, a Parent Fee may be charged.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 9100
  • Expiration Date: 1/31/2019
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day supports, overnight respite care, personal assistant, residential supports, supported employment, FMS, assistive services, medical alert rental, sleep cycle support, specialized medical care, supportive home care, wellness monitoring for individuals with autism, DD, and IID, ages 5 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: HCBS - Developmental Disability
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Developmental Disability Organization
  • Waiting List: Kansas has 3392 persons with developmental disabilities and 268 children on its waiting list.
SED
  • Target Population: Children with serious emotional disturbance or mental illness.
  • Ages: 4-18
  • Levels of Care: Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. However, a Parent Fee may be charged.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4,600 
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2022
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides attendant care, independent living/skills building, short term respite care, parent support and training, professional resource family care, wraparound facilitation, for individuals with SED, ages 4-18.
  • Online State Information: HCBS - SED Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Mental Health Center.
  • Waiting List: Kansas has 268 children on its waiting list.
TBI

Also called HCBS - Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Target Population: Teens and adults with brain injuries.
  • Ages: 16-64
  • Levels of Care: Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. However, a Parent Fee may be charged.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 723
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides personal services, OT extended, PT extended, speech/language extended, FMS, assistive services, behavior therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, home-delivered meals, medication reminder services, PERS and installation, sleep cycle support, transitional living skills for individuals with brain injury, ages 16-64.
  • Online State Information: HCBS - Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Waiting List: Kansas has 1237 persons with physical disabilities and 268 children on its waiting list.
PHYSICAL DISABILITY
  • Target Population: Teens and adults with physical and other health disabilities.
  • Ages: 16-64
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. However, a Parent Fee may be charged.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 7092
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2019
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides personal services, FMS, assistive services, home-delivered meals, medication reminder, PERS and installation, sleep cycle support for physically disabled individuals, ages 16-64.
  • Online State Information: HCBS - Physical Disability
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Waiting List: Kansas has 1237 persons with physical disabilities and 268 children on its waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS