Ohio gets OK to alter Medicare, Medicaid (Columbus Dispatch)

December 13, 2012 – Federal regulators approved Ohio’s plan to overhaul the way it provides health care to high-cost patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid yesterday. The aim is to improve care and save taxpayers an estimated $243 million by Dec. 31, 2016. The three-year pilot project will serve 114,000 so-called dual eligibles in 29 counties and will launch Sept. 1, 2013.Those enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare are poor, elderly and disabled and tend to be among the sickest and most expensive to care for. Statewide, they make up 14 percent of the 2.2 million enrolled in Medicaid but account for 40 percent of total program spending.

Link to Full Article: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/12/13/state-gets-ok-to-alter-medicare-medicaid.html


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