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Medicaid application delays are forcing Kansas nursing homes to turn people away

Andy Marso    |    Kansas City Star    |    Dec. 15, 2017

Administrators at Villa St. Francis nursing home in Olathe have a checklist of questions before taking in a new resident with a pending Medicaid application.

How many Medicaid-pending residents are we already subsidizing? Is this person likely to survive the months it will probably take for the state of Kansas to approve their application? If not, is there a loved one who is willing to follow through on the application after this person dies?

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