Ohio Medicaid

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio has exceeded 100. There are now 119 cases in 24 Ohio counties, that's up from 88 cases Wednesday. Cases among men exceed those among women, 76 to 43. There are 33 people in the hospital. 

“We are definitely on the upslope now," said the state health director, Dr. Amy Acton. She likened the spread to a fast-moving train and urged everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. She also praised the ingenuity of Ohioans who are working to adapt to the new normal. "We're inventing solutions as we go." 


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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Feb. 13:

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Feb. 5:

Federal regulators have asked the state to work on resolving its backlog of more than 70,000 applications from poor and disabled Ohioans seeking Medicaid benefits, according to the state's Medicaid director.

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Ohio is among 15 states that have asked the federal government for permission to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Ohio’s request would cover people up to age 50, but a state senator has proposed a bill that would go further.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, October 25:

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Ohio’s Medicaid Department says a report by the federal inspector general that says the agency paid for medical care for dead people is wrong. 

Ohio's Medicaid Department spokesman Tom Betti takes issue with the federal inspector general who says the department paid more than $51 million for dead people on the program.

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Gov. John Kasich continues to be concerned about the future of Medicaid expansion, even though he’s out of office in five months. He’s defending the program he pushed past skeptical state lawmakers in 2013 through a new study and through people who are in it.

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OHIO MEDICAID

Ohio Medicaid is telling its five managed care plans to sever their contracts with two pharmacy benefits managers and to work up new deals by the beginning of the year. It’s a sudden change for the agency.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 2:

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OHIO ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS

In two weeks, mental health and addiction services for low-income Ohioans will be moved into Medicaid managed care. Many behavioral health and family services providers say this huge change is straining their finances. But the group that represents Ohio’s health insurers says the move can’t be delayed.

Ohio Medicaid Will Cover Acupuncture in 2018

Dec 27, 2017

Ohio is expanding Medicaid coverage for acupuncture. Last fall it began approving payment for the non-drug pain treatment if it was provided by medical doctors.  

But thousands more practitioners will be included in the New Year.

Under the new rules, up to 30 acupuncture treatments a year by chiropractors can be covered.