Tag Archives: Ohio

  • State policymakers must often take action during an emerging crisis even when evidence identifying the best policy approach is not be available. This report, Evidence-Based Policymaking Is an Iterative Process: A Case Study of Antipsychotic Use among Children in the Foster Care System, explores successful state responses to dramatic increases in antipsychotic prescription rates in Medicaid-enrolled children […]

  • States Take Administrative Actions to Curb Medicaid Drug Costs

    During the 2018 legislative session, 28 states passed 45 laws to curb the rising cost of prescription drugs. In addition to legislative solutions, states are taking administrative action to better manage state spending on Medicaid pharmacy benefits. Ohio, West Virginia, and Vermont offer examples of states taking innovative administrative approaches to rein in drug costs. […]

  • State policymakers increasingly recognize the need to address the social determinants of health — housing, employment, education, and income — to reduce health care costs and improve population health. Educational attainment, for example, provides dividends for overall health. People with higher levels of education generally live longer and experience healthier lives. The quality of education […]

  • PORTLAND, OR – State health officials shared wide-ranging innovations in their uphill battle against the opioid epidemic that is sweeping their states at the opening day of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) 30th State Health Policy Conference. Officials explained they are experimenting with new strategies that use data, new treatment approaches, and […]

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014: This webinar features an overview of state opportunities to identify and use data from a variety of sources to examine subpopulations, identify needs, and target interventions to address the needs of distinct populations. The webinar also features a discussion among three states that have taken innovative approaches to using data to drive meaningful changes in health outcomes for various subpopulations with critical needs.

  • PCMH Education Pilot Project In 2010, the 128th Ohio General Assembly unanimously enacted Substitute House Bill 198, establishing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) education advisory group tasked with implementing and administering a PCMH education pilot project. The first phase (planning and practice selection) of the pilot is complete, and the state announced in January 2012 that it would provide […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Ohio
  • In Ohio:   2,129,706 beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicaid as of July 1, 2011. Of these, 1,605,821 were enrolled in managed care through seven Medicaid-only managed care organizations (MCOs). The state has a full-risk managed care program operated under a 1932(a) State Plan Amendment. Physical and oral health services (including the EPSDT benefit) are delivered […]

    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Ohio
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Ohio 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Ohio 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Ohio 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Ohio Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Ohio NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Ohio operates a Medicaid expansion CHIP […]

    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Ohio
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Ohio
  • By Carrie Hanlon August 2012 Racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately experience chronic disease, often receive suboptimal quality care and therefore can benefit most from delivery reform initiatives aiming to improve quality and care coordination, particularly for the chronically ill.  Through a variety of provisions, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) facilitates state and federal action to […]