Stories tagged with: Medicaid

February 4, 2013 - 2:36pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich wants to expand Medicaid under the Federal Health Care Law to cover more people in the state.  The Governor’s decision announced Monday is likely to face opposition within his own party from conservatives against President Barack Obama’s Health Care Law.  Kasich has criticized the law as well as its potential long-term costs.  The state thinks 365,000 Ohioans will be eligible for coverage under the expansion right away and expect to get $2.4...

October 29, 2010 - 4:34pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Genesis HealthCare System and Unison Health Plan of Ohio have agreed to extend their negotiating period on certain Medicaid services.

The former agreement ran through October 31, 2010, however, the two parties are working through administrative issues and have agreed to extend negotiations through January 31, 2011. The added time gives Genesis and Unison time to write a contract.

"It's more the administration of the program and how it can work more effectively for our...

February 3, 2010 - 4:32pm
5 years 29 weeks ago

The state of Ohio is making some changes in the Ohio Medicaid Presciption Program.

It's moving individuals under managed care prescription plans back to regular Medicaid prescription coverage. The change went into effect Monday.

"In that they may incur co-payments for name-brand prescriptions that will be a two dollar co-pay and for prescriptions that require prior authorization because there's a prescription on them, it will be a three dollar co-pay, " says Muskingum...

October 1, 2009 - 11:04am
5 years 47 weeks ago

Changes are coming to the Muskingum County Home in an effort to get the facility Medicare and Medicaid certified.

On Monday, Sarah Weber-Somers will begin as the new administrator of the county home. Hiring an administrator was a necessary requirement in the process to get certified.

"She's going to be very helpful in helping us through the process of the certification of need, which we have submitted to the Ohio Department of Health," says Rebecca Cooper, out-going...

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