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Ohio Receives $75 Million State Innovation Model Grant from CMS

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The State of Ohio has earned a $75 million implementation grant to continue work already underway to reform health care delivery and payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this week state recipients of second round funding for payment and system reform initiatives. Ohio is included in the list of winners,… Continue Reading

Local Cleveland Leaders Share Fond Memories of Their Favorite Teachers

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Positive Education Program (PEP) recently released a video as part of its “Thanks for Bringing Out the Best In Me!” campaign and in conjunction with teacher appreciation week.  The short video features local Cleveland leaders – including Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, State Representative Nickie Antonio, State Senator Tom Patton, and County Executive Ed FitzGerald – sharing… Continue Reading

Mills To Serve as Chair of Constitutional Modernization Commission’s Legislative Subcommittee

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Do you ever think about how the Ohio Constitution impacts health care in Ohio?  Consider the following: The constitution governs debt limits and bond ratings, both of which are important issues to Ohio businesses, including hospitals and other health care organizations. The constitution authorizes the use of state funds to assist with low-income housing from… Continue Reading

Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton to Join Vorys, Assist Vorys Health Care Advisors

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Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, who most recently served for 16 years as a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio, will join Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where she will continue to pursue her passion for public service and provide strategic legal counsel to the firm’s clients.  In addition to her work with Vorys clients… Continue Reading

Policy Analysis of Republican and Democrat Health Care Platforms

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On the heels of the Republican National Convention (RNC) and the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions recently published a comparison of the RNC and DNC health care platforms.  Check out this and other policy analyses of the parties’ platforms to stay informed leading up to Election Day.  This article also… Continue Reading

HRSA Announces Webinar: “Telehealth Resources for Safety Net Providers”

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that it will hold a webinar entitled: “Telehealth Resources for Safety Net Providers” Friday, August 17, 2:00 PM ET Telehealth technology can be a valuable addition to a wide variety of care settings — from critical access hospitals and rural health clinics to ambulatory and primary care… Continue Reading

Celebrating and Saluting Several of the Pioneers in the Development of Housing for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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So much of Vorys Health Care Advisors’ (VHCA) work is focused on how health care services are delivered and by whom, especially in the context of Medicaid policy.  Today we take an opportunity to highlight something that is not a health care service, but is part of the essential fabric that makes up the blanket… Continue Reading

Acknowledging Katie Beckett’s Contributions to Medicaid Policy and Disability Rights

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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

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