In testimony to the Kansas Foster Care Adequacy Committee on November 16, 2016, counsel for the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) said the bundled payment structure for state’s current foster care lead agencies contracts could create conflicts of interest. The concern is that the non-profit lead agencies currently have a financial incentive to place children in foster homes recruited by the lead agency, whether or not the foster home is the most appropriate for the child. To ensure that the lead agencies have access to better information about foster home capacity and suitability for a given . . .

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