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    Home Health Care


Kansas HCBS

Home and Community-Based Services in Kansas (HCBS)

KanCare is the program that the State of Kansas uses to administer Medicaid. Kansas has contracted with three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to coordinate healthcare for all of those on Medicaid. Each individual has a choice of one of the MCOs. All HCBS are a part of KanCare. The health plans are required to coordinate all care a consumer receives.

HCBS in Kansas oversees the process of providing supports and services for people with disabilities in Kansas. Kansas HCBS Medicaid Waivers allow individuals to “self-direct” some or all of their in-home supports. Participant-Direction means that the participant or their representative has the right to hire, train, schedule, supervise and employ Personal Care Service Workers (PCSW) to work with the participant in their home and community.

To inquire about Home and Community-Based Services in Kansas, call us at 913-871-4188

Request information using form below.

Older man in wheelchair being helped out of chair by personal care attendant

Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for Kansas HCBS, you must:
•    Have active KanCare (Kansas Medicaid)
•    Be at least 18 years of age
•    Have a physical disability and/or chronic medical condition such as diabetes that reduces your ability to care for yourself without assistance
•    Have the desire and ability to self-direct your own care and employ your own attendant.

Services Provided by TWP
The Whole Person provides payroll services for three HCBS waivers.

Physical Disabilities Waiver - Provides the following services as long as they are approved in an Integrated Service Plan (ISP) from the MCO:

  1. Personal Services
  2. Assistive Services
  3. Enhanced Care Service (ECS)
  4. Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and Installation

Qualifications for Physical Disabilities Waiver:

  • At least 18 years old and not older than 65
  • Determined disabled by social security
  • Need assistance to perform activities of daily living.
  • Qualify for Medicaid nursing facility

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver - Provides services to ensure that individuals can stay in their home and be independent in a safe, healthy environment.

Qualifications for the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver are:

  • Have a traumatic brain injury
  • Be at least 18 years old and not older than 65
  • Meet criteria for TBI rehabilitation hospital placement
  • Qualifies for Medicaid

Frail Elderly (FE) Waiver - Provides the option for seniors who receive Medicaid and qualify to receive community- based services, as an alternative to nursing facility care. Provides the following services as long as they are approved in a ISP from the MCO:

  1. Personal Care
  2. Household Tasks
  3. Health Services

Qualifications for Frail Elderly Waiver are:

  • Over 65 years old
  • Qualifies for Medicaid
  • Meets Medicaid long-term care guidelines

The Whole Person is committed to working with individuals, families, and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to people with disabilities.


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