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State Career-Tech Head Nominated; Equipment Grant Window Opens…
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Ohio's Department of Education & Workforce has its first deputy director for career-technical education pending Senate approval.

Medicaid Collaborative Focused On Child Wellness
Friday, April 19, 2024

The Department of Medicaid is rethinking how to achieve the best outcomes for its youngest members as part of a first-of-its-kind collaboration with children's hospitals and managed care plans.

JMOC Delves Deeper Into Medicaid Enrollment Audit
Thursday, April 18, 2024

The chair of the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee on Thursday agreed with the agency officials that context is key in a state audit that found 124,000 Ohio enrollees were also on another state's roll.

Department Heads Ready To Implement New DeWine Initiatives
Thursday, April 11, 2024

After Gov. Mike DeWine in his State of the State speech charted a children-focused course for the coming year, department directors praised his vision and said in interviews they are prepared to meet the challenge.

Agency Briefs: FEMA To Assess Storm-Ravaged Counties; DOD; ODI; OAC; DAS
Friday, March 22, 2024

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday will inspect and assess damage in the 11 Ohio counties impacted by the March 14 severe storms, Gov. Mike DeWine announced.

Ohio Among Top States For Disenrolling Children From Medicaid
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Over 86,000 Ohio youths were disenrolled from Medicaid between March and September of this year, the fourth-highest number in the nation, according to new federal data.

Lawmakers Laud Progress Of New Medicaid Program, Probe To-Do List
Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Department of Medicaid reported on Thursday it is about halfway through the final implementation phase of the Next Generation program, though it anticipates troubleshooting and enhancement projects to continue.

New Medicaid Program Shifts Focus To Population Health
Thursday, November 16, 2023

The Department of Medicaid told lawmakers on Thursday how the new program is targeting specific health outcomes to not only improve members' wellbeing but also lower costs.

Lawmakers Review Ohio's Medicaid Redetermination System
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Lawmakers on Thursday continued to question the efficiency and accuracy of how the Department of Medicaid is determining whether its members are still eligible after the process was temporarily stalled throughout the pandemic.

Department of Medicaid Explains Rate Changes, Pandemic Flexibilities
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Recent changes to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for managed care plans will decrease payments by 1.7%, representing $400 million in savings, the department confirmed to an oversight committee Wednesday.

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