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Report Regarding Drug Purchasing in Ohio

Posted in Access, Drug Pricing, Health Care, Medicaid, Pharmaceuticals

Today Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue announced opposition to the ballot issue on drug pricing in Ohio. More than 30,000 doctors, nurses and pharmacists, business and labor and the state’s largest organization serving individuals with AIDS/HIV announced their opposition to the proposal. A policy report was released in September 2016, providing an analysis… Continue Reading

New Report Regarding Drug Purchasing in Ohio

Posted in Access, Drug Pricing, Health Care, Medicaid, Pharmaceuticals

A proposed initiated statute to change state prescription drug purchasing in Ohio would be difficult if not impossible to implement, according to a new report issued by Ohio public health policy experts. The report, released today from Vorys Health Care Advisors (VHCA) and Health Management Associates (HMA), analyzes the proposed initiated statute to change state… Continue Reading

Ohio’s Behavioral Health Redesign – Part 1

Posted in Behavioral Health, Managed Care, Medicaid, Physical and Behavioral Health Integration

Ohio’s behavioral health service delivery and payment systems are heading in a new direction. Over the next three years, we expect providers and service recipients to experience significant changes as alterations are made to the state’s determination of eligibility, authorized providers, covered services, and payment amounts and methods. This is the first post of a… Continue Reading

With a Year to Spare, Ohio Rebalances Spending on Long-Term Services/Supports

Posted in Medicaid

The Ohio Department of Medicaid recently announced that its work to rebalance spending on long-term services and supports in favor of home- and community-based services has hit an important milestone one year ahead of schedule.  In June 2013, Ohio was awarded $169 million in additional federal Medicaid matching funds as a result of the state’s… Continue Reading

VHCA Webinar: How the Governor’s Executive Budget Impacts Providers

Posted in Medicaid

Vorys Health Care Advisors professionals, Maureen Corcoran and Daphne Saneholtz, along with Vorys attorney Suzanne Scrutton, will present How the Governor’s Executive Budget Impacts Providers 12 pm – 1 pm (Eastern time) on February 21. The presentation will discuss: Impact of the following on providers: Budget proposals affecting the behavioral health, developmental disability, child welfare,… Continue Reading

Health Care Reform: Count Down to Decision Day (Part II)

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

In our last post, we discussed the practical impact on the American public of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.  There are also significant repercussions for states, as described below. What does the Medicaid expansion really mean for States?  For Ohio, specifically? • States will be responsible for up to 10% of the cost of the… Continue Reading

Ohio Makes Medicaid Eligibility Easier for Children and Pregnant Women

Posted in Health Care, Medicaid

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services this week announced an initiative that will have a profound impact on Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens. In collaboration with Ohio Medicaid’s ongoing effort to simplify and streamline the eligibility process for all Medicaid-eligible individuals, the State is implementing presumptive eligibility for certain groups of individuals.  Presumptive eligibility… Continue Reading

Ohio Undertakes Locally Driven Initiatives to Improve Quality, Reduce Cost, and Expand Access to Health Care

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

Ohio’s involvement in local projects focused on improving quality, reducing cost, and expanding access to health care exemplify dynamic partnerships that are fully engaged in the evolving health care environment.  These are some—but certainly not all—of the exciting, locally driven initiatives underway in Ohio: Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Award The… Continue Reading

Webinar: Important Issues for Psychiatric Hospitals and Other Residential Providers of Behavioral Health Services

Posted in Behavioral Health, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

Join Vorys Health Care Advisors for a complimentary webinar. Wednesday, April 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) The Ohio Office of Health Transformation is working with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Office of Ohio Health Plans and the Ohio Department of Mental Health to implement several new Medicaid behavioral health policy… Continue Reading

Corcoran Quoted in Cincinnati Enquirer Story Regarding Ohio’s Aging Population

Posted in Health Care, Medicaid

Maureen Corcoran is quoted in a March 13th Cincinnati Enquirer story entitled “Ohio getting older.”  The story highlights statistics on the growing number of Ohioans who are reaching the age of 65 and outlines the impact this increasing population will have on both the Ohio Medicaid program and local government services. The story states: “Ohio’s Medicaid… Continue Reading

New care management requirements now in effect for Ohio’s Medicaid managed care plans

Posted in Medicaid

Beginning on January 1, 2012, Ohio’s Medicaid managed care plans must fully change to the existing set of care management requirements, which require face-to-face contact with a high risk group of individuals.  The new requirements are designed to ensure that plans’ members get the health care services they need, when they need them and in… Continue Reading