September 2012 IV Lines

Letter from a Mother

I wanted to express my gratitude for the wonderful service you gave my son over the last year during his cancer treatment and recovery. The stellar care and training, professionalism, and courtesy demonstrated never ceased to amaze me. Even though my insurance changed, I maintained Alternacare as our provider, no matter the additional cost.

Lastly, we were additionally blessed financially by your generous billing decision. Please know the daily difference you make in the challenging lives of others does not go unappreciated or unnoticed. I am sure I speak for others when I say, “Thank You” for doing what you do with such grace and skill, allowing others to more easily tend to their struggles.
May God bless you as you have blessed your customers and our family.

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.”
— Harold Kushner

K.M. of Blue Springs, MO

 P.S. My son is recovering well! Is off all meds and has begun running with his cross country team again…


Kansas and Missouri Managed Medicaid

The states of Kansas and Missouri have recently chosen new providers for their State Managed Care Medicaid Programs.  As healthcare continues to evolve, one thing remains the same.  People need healthcare services and how those are delivered and paid for will be changing over the next few years.  The following companies have been awarded bids in each State.  Noted below is the name of the companies and their respective websites.  Alternacare is currently a provider with all three in the State of Missouri and the State of Kansas is beginning the process of adding providers for a January 2013 start date.  We fully intend to participate with the three award winners in Kansas.


Healthcare USA


Home State Health Plan

Missouri Care


Amerigroup Kansas

Sunflower State Health Plan

United Healthcare of the Midwest – website not found for Medicaid – use


Alternacare’s Liaison Program: How Your Patients Can Benefit

When discharging a patient who will receive IV therapy at home, one of our liaisons will gladly visit the patient in the hospital prior to dismissal to help the transition of care from hospital to home flow more smoothly.  The liaison will let your patient know what to expect, what equipment will be involved in the therapy and who will contact the patient.  The liaison will also be sure that the patient has the pharmacy phone number in case a question or concern arises. The patient will be reassured that a nurse will meet him/her in the home to teach the patient how to use the medications and supplies. Insurance benefits may also be discussed prior to discharge.  Liaisons are available in person in the Kansas City metropolitan area and by phone outside of the KC metro area.  Patients will feel more relaxed and confident returning home after having spoken with Alternacare’s liaison.

Recipe for Sensational Chicken






  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 10 – 12 chicken “drummies”


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients (except for the chicken) in a large re-sealable bag. Add chicken to the marinade, seal, and marinate for 6 to 8 hours in the refrigerator, redistributing the chicken in the marinade occasionally.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess. Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, on preheated grill until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), and is firm and opaque, about 15 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade.

Serve this recipe with: GARNET 2010 SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY

Dates for your Calendar

September 18 – 19: Kansas Home Care Association Annual Meeting

September 27: 2012 ACMA/MOKAN Chapter Case Management Conference

October 16: National Boss’s Day

October 21 – 24: National Association for Home Care Annual Meeting

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