Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) budget proposed for state fiscal year (SFY) 2022-2023 addresses four priorities for Ohio:
- Ensuring eligible Ohioans have continuous access to quality health care as the nation continues to manage through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Completing the final phases of Ohio’s next generation managed care overhaul to bring greater transparency, improved health outcomes and person-centered care.
- Maintaining disciplined fiscal oversight of the program and restraining spending to levels below national measures.
- Continuously improving the quality and effectiveness of health care services, while encouraging independence for millions of Ohioans.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid is dedicated to providing health care coverage and services that improve the quality of life, support independence, strengthen families, and set Ohio’s children on the best path for healthy and successful lives. Medicaid’s proposed state fiscal year (SFY) 2022-2023 budget aims to limit the annual rate of Medicaid program growth with targeted investments to support the priorities of the DeWine Administration, and recognizing the realities of the COVID-19 recovery.
ODM, managed care plans, providers and other partners work together to support more than 3 million Ohioans in managing their health and wellbeing. Since March 2020 our work has included strengthening Ohio’s response to an unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis. We engaged stakeholders and community advocates to identify urgent and effective emergency flexibilities to protect against COVID will continuing to implement Governor DeWine’s priorities for children, recovery and economic development while meeting legislative requirements instituted during the previous biennial budget.