Medicaid Unwinding in Kansas: 
Strategies for Reaching Kansans at Risk of Disenrollment

Grab your lunch and join us to learn about Medicaid Unwinding in Kansas. This session will feature presentations by Russell Nittler from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Sheena Schmidt from the Kansas Health Institute. The event will also feature a panel facilitated by the Community Care Network of Kansas focused on strategies for reaching Kansans who may be at the highest risk of disenrollment.

When:   12:00 – 1:00 P.M. CDT, Monday, April 17, 2023
Where:  Zoom virtual meeting - link will be sent with confirmation email

Federal legislation tied to the nationwide COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) incentivized states to maintain eligibility for Medicaid enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing federal funding for Medicaid programs. In response, Kansas, and all other states, delayed action on annual reviews, ensuring continuous coverage during the pandemic. Starting April 1, 2023, Kansas will have up to 12 months to process all eligibility casework for KanCare that was not acted upon during the PHE. This process is called Unwinding.

Kate Gramlich, from Cover Kansas, will facilitate a panel discussion on how organizations are conducting outreach to Kansans who may be at risk of disenrollment. Panelists include: 

Molly Gotobed, Kansas Assistance Network and Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
Aurora Myers, KanCare Ombudsman’s Office at Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute
Alydia Offutt, Hoxie Medical Clinic and Sheridan County Health Complex

Participants will:

Learn about the Medicaid and CHIP unwinding process,
Gain an understanding of data that identify people living in areas at highest risk of disenrollment, and
Hear from a panel of stakeholders that will discuss outreach and engagement strategies that use geographic data to target populations at risk of disenrollment.

Please complete form below to register.

Continuing Education Credits

KHI is offering continuing education credits for the following professionals – physicians, APRNs, RNs and social workers. Other participants may request a certificate of attendance. Instructions to receive credit or a certificate will be provided at the event.


We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for this event. For inquiries about accessibility or to make a reasonable accommodation request, please contact Lyndsey Burkhart at or (785) 233-5443.

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