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2020 PRESS RELEASES

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has joined forces with the five Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) to introduce new initiatives to address gaps in childhood immunizations – a side effect of the pandemic that emerged as families stayed home to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed a notable decline in routine pediatric vaccination rates due to the pandemic.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s primary care providers are invited to enroll in Ohio Department of Medicaid’s 2021 comprehensive primary care (CPC) and CPC for Kids programs. Enrollment is open through Oct. 30.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) released a Request for Applications (RFA) inviting managed care organizations (MCO) to submit proposals for Ohio’s next generation managed care program supporting more than 90 percent of Ohioans receiving health care services through Medicaid.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) request for proposals (RFP) for a single pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM) closed Friday, Sept. 11. The agency is no longer accepting bids for this procurement.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) announced today that it has filed permanent rules to continue expanded telehealth options throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The proposed rules expand eligible telehealth services and eligible providers while relaxing barriers for patients accessing telehealth.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) today released a request for proposal (https://medicaid.ohio.gov/RESOURCES/Legal-and-Contracts/RFPs) to move the agency’s managed care program to a single pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM). Once implemented, Medicaid’s pharmacy benefits strategy will ease provider administrative burdens, reduce operational costs and strengthen the state’s fiscal oversight of this vital health care benefit.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Departments of Aging and Medicaid have introduced two measures to keep seniors connected to loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective July 1, the state can begin reimbursing nursing facilities across the state for the purchase tablets and other online communications devices for residents to use to communicate with family and friends. Ohio Medicaid also eased rules that afford loved ones the opportunity to provide and be reimbursed for support services for seniors residing in home and community-based settings, thereby minimizing risk of external exposure to the virus.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Beginning today, Ohio pharmacies serving Medicaid beneficiaries can submit COVID-19 diagnostic testing claims for reimbursement by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM).

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) today released a request for information (RFI) outlining its vision for a reimagined statewide managed care program. The RFI seeks input from providers, associations, advocacy groups, data and information technology vendors, and managed care organizations.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Medicaid is taking another step toward strengthening health care delivery for Ohio’s youngest Medicaid members. Ohio Medicaid will release the first payment for its new Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) for Kids program, which has been launched to measurably improve child health and wellness across the state. To participate, pediatric primary care providers must adhere to a set of comprehensive access and care standards, work toward clinical and quality goals designed specifically for children, and serve a minimum of 150 children enrolled in Ohio Medicaid.

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) released results of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) audit along with the department’s corrective action plan addressing case backlogs. CMS recognized strategies proposed by ODM to strengthen regulatory compliance for shortcomings including eligibility and enrollment issues.
 

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Director Maureen Corcoran released a 2019 year-end summary memo to Governor DeWine. The memo (attached) summarizes a series of inherited issues that the Ohio Medicaid confronted during its first year under the DeWine administration. Ohio Medicaid provides health care coverage, services, and support to nearly 3 million Ohioans.

 

2019 PRESS RELEASES

COLUMBUS—On January 1, Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) members will realize another benefit of the agency’s commitment to transparency and access through the official introduction of a unified preferred drug list (UPDL).

 

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) was awarded a seven-year, $16 million Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

 

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has finalized and published the Unified Preferred Drug List (UPDL) in preparation for January 1, 2020, implementation.

 

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) today released an Analysis of Pass-Through Pricing Implementation report

 

Columbus, Ohio —The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) today released a request for information RFI) to gather public input as ODM begins the process to select new managed care partners.

 

Ohio Medicaid promotes efforts to connect individuals with jobs.

 

Directors Cornyn & Corcoran to visit Rocking Horse Community Health Center to discuss Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget priorities.

 

COLUMBUS – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Ohio’s work requirement and community engagement waiver for able-bodied Ohioans in the Medicaid expansion population.

Media Contacts

Kevin R. Walter
Press Secretary
Kevin.Walter@medicaid.ohio.gov
O 614-752-3688
C 614-579-4868

Lisa Lawless
Communications Director
Lisa.Lawless@medicaid.ohio.gov
O 614-752-3567
C 614-813-5358

 

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