Breaking News – The Kansas Legislative Finance Council just approved 38 million dollars COVID-19 relief for nursing homes! This amount is equal to $20 per residents (All payer types) per day for 120 days. The time period will be likely be March 13, 2020 through July 10, 2020. The process for distributing the funds will not be through the MCOs as was originally considered by KDADS. KDADS will determine the resident days and amount due to the nursing home and the money will be distributed from KDHE through their emergency funds portal. We will work very closely with KDADS and KDHE to support their efforts for smooth and timely payment. Please be sure to thank the members of the State Finance Council for supporting Kansas nursing homes by approving the SPARK Taskforce Executive Council’s recommendations. We will provide additional information and guidance as it become available.