Cabinet for Health and Family Services http://wkms.org en Ky. Agency Ordered to Pay Newspapers $300K for Records Violation http://wkms.org/post/ky-agency-ordered-pay-newspapers-300k-records-violation <p>The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services must pay more than $300,000 in attorneys’ fees to the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader after violating the state Open Records Act.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:20:47 +0000 John Null 39521 at http://wkms.org Ky. Agency Ordered to Pay Newspapers $300K for Records Violation Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-spirit-exits-ky-medicaid-managed-care-program <p>Medicaid managed care organization Kentucky Spirit has officially exited the commonwealth, leaving health officials with approximately 125,000 members to transfer to other MCOs.</p><p>The move occurred in the early morning hours Saturday after the Kentucky Court of Appeals had previously denied the state’s emergency motion for a mandatory injunction to keep Kentucky Spirit from leaving.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:19:44 +0000 John Null 32938 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Spirit Exits Ky. Medicaid Managed Care Program KY Tobacco Sales to Minors Under National Rate http://wkms.org/post/ky-tobacco-sales-minors-under-national-rate <p></p><p>A new survey of retail tobacco outlets in Kentucky shows more than 94 percent are compliant with the law barring tobacco sales to people younger than 18. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says Kentucky's average since the program began in 1997 is 9.5 percent violation, which was below the national average of 15.8 percent in that time. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:31:45 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26162 at http://wkms.org KY Tobacco Sales to Minors Under National Rate KY Agency offers online abuse, neglect reporting http://wkms.org/post/ky-agency-offers-online-abuse-neglect-reporting <p>The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services is offering a new way to report abuse or neglect in non-emergency situations.&nbsp; The agency that oversees child and adult protection says it has a new web-based portal for reporting suspected abuse or neglect.&nbsp; The agency says the online system makes it convenient, confidential and secure to report situations that don't need an immediate response. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:05:16 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21941 at http://wkms.org KY Agency offers online abuse, neglect reporting Child Deaths Don't Always Prompt Investigation http://wkms.org/post/child-deaths-dont-always-prompt-investigation <p>A newspaper analysis of records involving child fatalities in Kentucky finds that child protection workers didn&#39;t always conduct internal reviews.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:01:48 +0000 Todd Hatton 19580 at http://wkms.org Child Deaths Don't Always Prompt Investigation Coventry Care issues http://wkms.org/post/coventry-care-issues <p>The CEO of Kentucky&rsquo;s largest private Medicaid operator says mistakes in state government caused his company to push for changes in its contracts with healthcare providers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:00:57 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18460 at http://wkms.org Coventry Care issues Beshear Appoints Haynes to Health and Family Services Cabinet http://wkms.org/post/beshear-appoints-haynes-health-and-family-services-cabinet <p>Gov. Steve Beshear has named Audrey Tayse&nbsp; Haynes&nbsp;as the new Secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Haynes will replace Eric Freidlander. The cabinet is responsible for overseeing Medicaid and social services, including child welfare programs. Haynes previously served 10 years as the senior vice president and chief government affairs officer of YMCA of the USA. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:19:41 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 17271 at http://wkms.org Haynes is New Health and Family Secretary http://wkms.org/post/haynes-new-health-and-family-secretary <p>Gov. Steve Beshear has named Audrey Tayse Haynes&nbsp;of Adair County as the new Secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The cabinet is responsible for overseeing Medicaid and social services, including child welfare programs. Haynes will begin on April 16<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Haynes will replace Eric Freidlander who was serving as the interim secretary after&nbsp;Janie Miller resigned last month.&nbsp;The cabinet is responsible for overseeing Medicaid and social services, including child welfare programs.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:20:51 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 17268 at http://wkms.org Analysis: Child Safety Not Always a Priority http://wkms.org/post/analysis-child-safety-not-always-priority <p>A report published in the Lexington Herald Leader finds child safety in Kentucky is sometimes overlooked by social workers in domestic violence cases.&nbsp; The newspaper based its findings on 85 internal Cabinet for Health and Family Services reviews from 2009 and 2010.&nbsp; The agency performed these reviews when children with whom they had contact either died or received serious injuries. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:46:45 +0000 Todd Hatton 17072 at http://wkms.org