Kansas Finds Prison Clinics Help Control Costs
The Kansas Health Institute News offers a series of stories about caring for the health needs of state prisoners.
Kansas Health Institute News: Lansing Clinic Part Of State Effort To Control Inmate Health Costs
A year after building a new health clinic inside the state prison here, officials at the Kansas Department of Corrections are so pleased with the results that they are starting to plan for another, perhaps inside the prison at Winfield. The clinic at Lansing Correctional Facility is part of the state's strategy for controlling inmate health care costs, officials said. As services are provided within prison walls, many costly hospital fees can be avoided and fewer staff hours are required for security, said Viola Riggin, director of health care services for the prison system (Cauthon, 12/12).
The other stories:
Kansas Health Institute News: Kansas Uses Managed Care Contract For Inmate Services
Kansas Health Institute News: Patient's Perspective: Inmate Has No Complaints About Care
Kansas Health Institute News: Seven State Correctional Facilities Offer Specialized CareThis is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.