Kansas Medicaid: Evaluating Program Satisfaction, Access to Care, and Unmet Needs of Adults with Serious Mental Illness

May 31, 2017
Source: Health Forward Foundation
University of Kansas Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies

This project surveyed Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI) about their experiences with the KanCare program. In particular, the project sought to assess participants’ overall satisfaction with KanCare, their access to services, and their unmet needs. The authors surveyed a total of 189 KanCare enrollees using services at six Community Mental Health Centers across the state. Overall, 52.9% of respondents reported being in fair to poor health and 73% reported having at least one co-occurring physical health condition.

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