Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services http://wkms.org en Policy Institute: Kentucky's 80K Obamacare Enrollees Acquired at More Than $3K Each http://wkms.org/post/policy-institute-kentuckys-80k-obamacare-enrollees-acquired-more-3k-each <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A public policy analyst says Kentucky spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to acquire each enrollee on the commonwealth's health insurance marketplace.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:29:51 +0000 John Null 40564 at http://wkms.org Policy Institute: Kentucky's 80K Obamacare Enrollees Acquired at More Than $3K Each Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute http://wkms.org/post/judge-fines-kentucky-cabinet-756k-records-dispute <p></p><p>A state judge has fined the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services more than $750,000 dollars because it "willfully circumvented" open-records law by not fully releasing records of child abuse fatalities and near deaths.</p><p>Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Monday that the cabinet made a "mockery" of the Open Records Act by maintaining that documents remain confidential. Shepherd ordered the cabinet to pay the plaintiff's attorney fees and costs to be decided. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:56:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 37576 at http://wkms.org Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute Kentucky's Child Abuse Panel Requesting $420,000 To Meet Goals http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-child-abuse-panel-requesting-420000-meet-goals An independent Kentucky panel in charge of reviewing child abuse cases is requesting $420,000 from the state’s budget to perform its duties.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Retired judge Roger Crittenden is chair of Kentucky&#039;s Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201211/roger_crittenden_%281%29.JPG" alt="" /><p>The Child Fatality and Near Fatality&#160;Review Panel was created following criticism of accountability and transparency in Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:00:31 +0000 Devin Katayama 36309 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Child Abuse Panel Requesting $420,000 To Meet Goals Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-court-orders-release-child-death-records <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.</p><p>The court released the 3-3 vote Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:27:08 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31047 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records Bill Transferring Kentucky Medicaid Late Payments to Insurance Department Clears House Committee http://wkms.org/post/bill-transferring-kentucky-medicaid-late-payments-insurance-department-clears-house-committee <h1 style="clear:left;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:30px;font-size:28px;font-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 15px;font-weight:normal;border:0px;padding:0px">&nbsp;</h1><p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">House Speaker Greg Stumbo's bill that would transfer late payments claims in Medicaid managed care has cleared its first committee. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:35:38 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28380 at http://wkms.org Bill Transferring Kentucky Medicaid Late Payments to Insurance Department Clears House Committee 22 KY children die of abuse, neglect in past year http://wkms.org/post/22-ky-children-die-abuse-neglect-past-year <p>A state report released late last week says at least 22 Kentucky children died in the past fiscal year as a result of abuse and neglect.&nbsp; But the annual report from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the deaths have decreased in recent years.&nbsp; Thirty-one children died from abuse deaths in 2011, 36 in 2010, 29 in 2009 and 30 in 2008.&nbsp; Child advocates say the drop is good news, but 22 is still too many.&nbsp; Governor Steve Beshear created a panel of 17 experts this year to review all child deaths and near-deaths stemming from abuse or neglect. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:50:56 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21635 at http://wkms.org 22 KY children die of abuse, neglect in past year Kentucky Launches a Child Support Website http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-launches-child-support-website <p>Officials have launched a new website to simplify the child support process for families in Kentucky.&nbsp;The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the Child Support Enforcement Program website allows the public and employers to securely access their cases and account information, apply for child support, locate a child support office, make payments and estimate child support payment. Officials say the Child Support Enforcement office collected more than $407 million in child support payments last year. Fri, 18 May 2012 10:47:42 +0000 Associated Press 18020 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Department of Community Based Services Commissioner Resigns http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-department-community-based-services-commissioner-resigns <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The commissioner of Kentucky&rsquo;s <a href="http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/">Department of Community Based Services</a>, which provides various welfare services like foster care and child protection, is stepping down amid growing criticism about the department&rsquo;s handling of child abuse cases.</p><p>Patricia Wilson submitted her resignation last Friday; officials for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say it was a personal decision.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:27:10 +0000 Matt Markgraf 1 at http://wkms.org