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Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities.

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for people with limited income who meet certain eligibility criteria. Medicaid also offers financial assistance for nursing home and personal care services. Every state has different rules for Medicaid.

Medicare

Medicare Part A, or hospital insurance, covers hospital stays, hospice care, skilled nursing facilities, and some home health care.

Medicare Part B, or medical insurance, covers doctor visits, preventive care and screening, and medical supplies.

Medicare Parts A and B are both accepted at The University of Kansas Health System.

Medicare Part C, also known as the Medicare Advantage Plan, replaces traditional Medicare. Contact your plan to determine if they will work with The University of Kansas Health System.

Medicare Supplemental (MediGap) policies allow enrollees to see any provider that accepts Medicare. Contact your plan to determine if they will work with The University of Kansas Health System.

Medicaid – KanCare Program

How do I get a cost or pricing estimate for a procedure?

If you need a cost estimate for a procedure, call the patient financial counseling department at 913-588-7821.

Three health plans

The KanCare program went into effect as of Jan. 1, 2013, and replaced the Kansas Medicaid program. KanCare offers three health plans to coordinate health care for their Medicaid beneficiaries.

Amerigroup of Kansas, Inc.  1-800-454-3730

Sunflower State Health Plan 1-877-644-4623

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas 1-877-542-9238

Learn more

For more information, please contact the Kansas Medical Assistance Program Enrollment Center at 1-866-305-5147 or visit their website.