Saturday, October 6, 2007

Kansas Medicaid - Travel Expenses

I'm posting this to help others. It has been a struggle to get Medicaid to pay for our travel expenses. I have been able to get them to commit to paying nearly all of my hotel expense and $10/day for food. They won't pay for my airfare, car, or taxi, but I hear that they will pay mileage if you drive.

The KEY is to call the number(s) below before you leave on the trip (unless it is an emergency).

1-800-285-4978 Option 4 (Transportation)
Let them know where you are going and how long you think you will be there. You will have to call every 2 wks to extend the time. They only approve 2 wks at a time.

1-800-285-4978 Option 2 (Out of State Prior Auth)
The doctor from the referring hospital/office and the doctor that you will be seeing will need to send paperwork for your approval. You can call this number to confirm this is getting done.

1 comment:

Staci Hageman said...

Hi Shanon,
The blog is great! Wonderful to be able to hear what is going on every day. We continue to pray for you and the babies! Hope you all get to go home SOON! Time to have that birthday party!
Staci, Jim, Nicholas and Jessica