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Will State Medicaid Reforms Prove We Were Getting A Bad Deal?

16 Mar , 2021  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio Department of Medicaid in January implemented a massive overhaul to the way it administers prescription drug benefits to more than a quarter of all Ohioans. Now, the department is hiring its own middleman to handle the transactions.

The department expects to save $128 million during the fiscal year starting July 1 and $184 million the year after that.

That raises an important question: Were the Ohio and federal taxpayers who fund Medicaid getting ripped off under the earlier arrangement, under which the state’s five managed-care plans hired their own middlemen? More…

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Ohio Medicaid Begins Laying Out Plans For Coronavirus Testing At Pharmacies

2 Jul , 2020  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran on Tuesday described plans for Ohio pharmacies to begin testing one of the state’s most vulnerable populations — the poor — for the novel coronavirus.

The plans come as data about the virus from Ohio and elsewhere show a worrying trend. More…

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