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
As a toddler, Katie Beckett changed Medicaid policy. Sadly, this tireless disabilities rights advocate died last week at the age of 34. Katie was just three years old when she and her mother made national headlines for taking a stand against a federal Medicaid policy that prohibited payment for her respirator unless it was used… Continue Reading
On May 8, ODMH released a communication inviting community behavioral health centers to submit nonbinding letters of intent expressing their readiness to implement health home services for persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Letters of intent should be submitted no later than June 1 in order to be considered for implementation during FY 2013. A… Continue Reading
Historically, large hospitals have been the primary targets of HIPAA enforcement. The recent settlement involving a 5-physician practice in Phoenix which agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) $100,000 and take corrective action is significant to all HIPAA covered entities because the target of the investigation was a fairly small practice… Continue Reading
The Kasich administration announced on Friday that it will merge the Ohio Departments of Mental Health (ODMH) and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS). ODMH Director Tracy Plouck will lead the new agency, and ODADAS Director Orman Hall will maintain a cabinet-level position. Additional information can be found here: Joint letter from ODMH and ODADAS… Continue Reading
Vorys Health Care Advisors’ president, Maureen Corcoran, was recently quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s article “Big changes coming at Ohio Medicaid.” Read the article to learn more about important Medicaid initiatives and how they will impact Ohio Medicaid consumers, providers, and stakeholders.