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Kansas fixes Medicaid billing that cut pediatricians' pay


December 16, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Medicaid director is reversing a billing change that resulted in pay cuts to pediatricians.

KanCare Director Jon Hamdorf announced Monday that Kansas is fixing the billing change that went into effect Nov. 1, which split a bundle of services for child checkups into 12 separate codes, the Wichita Eagle reported. Hamdorf said he realized pediatricians weren't getting paid the same amount for each visit after reviewing data submitted by doctors last week.

"We did identify a place where it would have been a reduction in reimbursed services," Hamdorf said. "We're f...

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