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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

HIPAA Enforcement: No Provider Is Immune

Posted in Health Care

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

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

Vorys Health Care Advisors’ Medicaid Teleseminar a Success

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

Thanks to the many health care professionals and children’s advocates from around Ohio and beyond  who participated in our Medicaid teleseminar last week!  Participants from at least five states, including all regions of Ohio, took part in the learning opportunity.  Our focus on Ohio’s Office of Health Transformation initiatives and other states’ coordinated care delivery… Continue Reading

Simple Guide to Understanding the GOP Candidates’ Positions on Health Care

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Uncategorized

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions recently published a piece highlighting the GOP presidential candidates’ positions on health care.  This helpful chart (located a third of the way down the page) illustrates their plans for the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, public health and wellness, and other insurance industry issues. Check it out to… Continue Reading

Medicaid Tools Added to VHCA Site

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

We have added several tools under the “Resources” tab that can be used to help navigate the complex Medicaid system.  We originally shared these tools at an ANCOR conference VHCA facilitated in January 2012.  Under the Resources tab, you can now find: A description of Medicaid case management/care coordination services and the federal authorities that underly… Continue Reading