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75-7429. Medical home delivery system; "medical home" defined; duties of department of health and environment and Kansas state employees health care commission. (a) As used in this section, "medical home" means a health care delivery model in which a patient establishes an ongoing relationship with a physician or other personal care provider in a physician-directed team, to provide comprehensive, accessible and continuous evidence-based primary and preventive care, and to coordinate the patient's health care needs across the health care system in order to improve quality and health outcomes in a cost effective manner.

(b) The department of health and environment shall incorporate the use of the medical home delivery system within:

(1) The Kansas program of medical assistance established in accordance with title XIX of the federal social security act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq., and amendments thereto;

(2) the health benefits program for children established under K.S.A. 38-2001 et seq., and amendments thereto, and developed and submitted in accordance with federal guidelines established under title XXI of the federal social security act, section 4901 of public law 105-33, 42 U.S.C. § 1397aa et seq., and amendments thereto; and

(3) the state mediKan program.

(c) The Kansas state employees health care commission established under K.S.A. 75-6502, and amendments thereto, shall incorporate the use of a medical home delivery system within the state health care benefits program as provided in K.S.A. 75-6501 through 75-6523, and amendments thereto. Except that compliance with a medical home delivery system shall not be required of program participants receiving treatment in accordance with a religious method of healing pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-6501, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2008, ch. 164, § 13; L. 2012, ch. 102, § 50; July 1.

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