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Glossary of Health Insurance Terms

As you explore our site, you may come across an unfamiliar word or term. We've developed a glossary of health care terms we hope will help you.

Select one of the following letters to take you to the part of the alphabet that applies.

K

KADACA - Kansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association.

Kansas Chiropractic Network -KCN - A group of CAP chiropractors and chiropractors practicing in Johnson and Wyandotte counties who have signed an additional contract with BCBSKS to provide services -at a possible discount for patients who have the KCN rider. These discounts are based on the AACPPY for each chiropractor. The discounts range from 0 percent to 50 percent off MAP. Effective January 1, 2001 in Johnson and Wyandotte counties KCN will use BCBSKC Preferred Care and Preferred Care Blue network providers for those patients having the KCN rider.

Kansas Chiropractic Network Rider - The provision in the patient's contract that directs them to a KCN chiropractor to receive full benefits. If the patient chooses a chiropractor that is not part of the network, they will have greater out-of-pocket expense. This rider applies to some BCBSKS ASO patient contracts. It does not apply to those groups that BCBSKS underwrites.

Kansas Claims Adjudicating and Processing System -KCAPS - The BCBSKS computer programs that help determine the correct processing of services from providers and patients for BCBSKS.

Kansas Company Service Area - Refers to the 103 Kansas counties -excluding Johnson and Wyandotte over which BCBSKS has jurisdiction relative to patient and provider contracts. BCBSKS is a mutual company and actually is not a Plan, but for ease of understanding and reading we refer to BCBSKS as a Plan. This may also be referred to as Kansas plan area.

Kansas Health Data System -KHDS - A discharge abstract service organization of BCBSKS which collects data from hospitals in the state of Kansas. KHDS was developed for the use of hospitals and their medical staffs to efficiently collect and process data to facilitate daily hospital tasks.

Kansas Plan - BCBSKS is a mutual company and actually is not a Plan, but for ease of understanding and reading we refer to BCBSKS as a Plan.

Kansas Plan Area - Refers to the 103 Kansas counties -excluding Johnson and Wyandotte over which BCBSKS has jurisdiction relative to patient and provider contracts. BCBSKS is a mutual company and actually is not a Plan, but for ease of understanding and reading we refer to BCBSKS as a Plan. This may also be referred to as Kansas company service area.

KCA - Kansas Chiropractic Association.

KCAPS - pronounced KayCAPS - See "Kansas Claims Adjudicating Processing System"

KCN - See "Kansas Chiropractic Network."

KEMTA - Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association.

KHDS - See "Kansas Health Data System."

KOA - Kansas Optometric Association.

KPTA - Kansas Physical Therapy Association.