Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Update
Ohio Medicaid is on its way to restructuring managed care contracts to operate in three regions, and 11 plans have applied hoping to participate statewide. The state is looking to consolidate its 38 managed care organizations in various regions around the state to four in each of three regions. The MCOs will be responsible for serving 38,000 individuals in our state that are aged, blind or disabled (ABD) Medicaid recipients without a waiver or BCMH through access-to-care and case-management services.
The 11 companies that submitted applications seek to serve all three regions. The state will make tentative selections later this month from the applicants, most of which already operate in Ohio. Enrollment under the new arrangement is set to begin serving individuals on January 1, 2013. .
The Autism Society of Ohio has teamed up with other advocacy groups and the state to assure this is a smooth transition for our families plus make sure the plans are ready for the needs of this population.