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Kansas announces online portal for Medicaid benefits
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) are announcing a new online portal designed to help Kansans assess whether they are eligible for medical assistance and to apply for Medicaid and HealthWave online.
“While we still have the paper application method available, Kansans can now apply for medical assistance online in a paperless system that will greatly streamline this process,” said Robert Moser, M.D., KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer. The online portal, called the Customer Self-Service Portal (CSSP), is part of the first phase of the Kansas Eligibility Enforcement System (KEES), a multi-year information systems project that will revolutionize the way Kansans apply for government assistance.
Currently, consumers will use the portal to apply for benefits from Medicaid and HealthWave; however, in January 2013, those programs will be renamed KanCare. KDHE will have representatives at the State Fair in Hutchinson Sept. 7-16 who can demonstrate the use of the online portal; look for the KanCare booth in the Meadowlark Building. The online portal can be accessed from several state web pages, but a direct link to it is here: https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/