Ohio Department of Medicaid

State hasn’t acted, but Medicaid care companies move to pay pharmacists for medical services

BY: - June 24, 2020

The Ohio Department of Medicaid has been slow to implement a law that would enable pharmacists to be paid to consult with patients and help them manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. So increasingly, the managed-care companies that handle the vast majority of the state’s Medicaid clientele are paying out of […]

Medicaid director backpedals on possibility of cutting drug coverage, expansion population

BY: - June 18, 2020

The director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, it appears, is at least partially backtracking after telling a state panel that ending Ohio’s expanded eligibility for the program and eliminating prescription drug coverage are possible options to fill a looming state budget gap. On Monday, Director Maureen Corcoran made a presentation to the Ohio Prescription […]

Amid other challenges, Medicaid department conducting massive overhaul

BY: - June 11, 2020

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is working on a complete revamp of the lion’s share of the $27 billion program amid complaints that it hasn’t made much progress on much smaller tasks. The department is working to “reprocure” the services of the managed-care companies that represent more than 90% of Ohioans receiving benefits from Medicaid […]

Ohio has seen an increase of nearly 12,000 uninsured children the past two years

BY: - January 7, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Nearly 12,000 more uninsured children. The Columbus Dispatch’s Cathy Candisky is reporting that, “Thousands more of Ohio’s […]