Kansas Medicaid backlog hits nursing homes financially

Fewer Kansas nursing homes are willing to take new residents whose Medicaid applications are pending because of how long it’s taking to get applications processed and get payments flowing.
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Fewer Kansas nursing homes are willing to take new residents whose Medicaid applications are pending because of how long it’s taking to get applications processed and get payments flowing.

Kansas City Star health reporter Andy Marso was part of a Pulitzer Prize-finalist team at The Star and previously won state and regional awards at the Topeka Capital-Journal and Kansas Health Institute News Service. He has written two books, including one about his near-fatal bout with meningitis.

Jonathan Shorman covers Kansas politics and the Legislature for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star. He’s been covering politics for six years, first in Missouri and now in Kansas. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.