Financial Management Services (FMS)
Unfortunately Alliance Home Health Care, Inc no longer provides FMS services.
We participated in the program for many many years when it was called Self Direct Services and firmly believe that the original intent of the FMS program was positive and noble. Many people would prefer to take care of their loved ones that due to age, frailty, or disability can no longer completely care for themselves. The problem is that providing this care often becomes too time consuming and makes it hard to work and earn a living to support yourself. The benefit of the FMS program was that it allowed patients to choose their own worker (who was often a family member or friend) and that worker could be paid through an agency such as Alliance Home Health Care, Inc.
Tragically the State of Kansas Medicaid program and the Kansas Department of Social Rehabilitation Services decided to restructure and rebudget the Self Direct Services program and form it into what is now knows as Financial Management Services. This rebudgeting has made it impossible for home health agencies to participate because after taxes, insurance, and employer fees actually agencies actually loose money. As a result there are few if any agencies still willing or able to participate in the FMS program.
We feel this is a shame and suggest that patients, providers, and workers call their state representatives to voice their displeasure with the current state of the program.
In the mean time Alliance Home Health Care, Inc would be more than happy to assist you with any Agency Directed home care or TLS services. Thank you so much for your time.