Ohio Medicaid Seeks Input as it Begins to Select New Managed Care Partners

OOA Members Invited to Submit Comments

Ohio Department of Medicaid(August 2019) In June, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) released a request for information (RFI) to gather public input as it selects new managed care partners. This is the first rebid since 2012.

ODM’s first step in the process was to collect feedback on current Medicaid services, what is working, and ideas for improvement. The RFI was a 10-page document that included questions for enrollees, the general public, and providers. To make it easier to respond, the OOA developed an online form with only the physician-specific questions. The completed forms were consolidated and submitted to ODM by the July 31 deadline.

In August, ODM announced it will continue to collect feedback regarding its managed care program. OOA members are invited to complete the online form of only the physician-specific questions. Comments will be forwarded to ODM on an ongoing basis.

“Hearing from stakeholders is an essential part of Medicaid’s mission to put individuals first throughout the entire process to select managed care partners,” said Maureen M. Corcoran, ODM director. “We encourage anyone whose life is touched by Medicaid and the health coverage it provides to share their input.”

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