Partnering to Improve the Health of Ohioans

Innovative collaborations.

Ohio’s Medicaid Managed Care plans understand that good health and wellness are essential for a person to reach their potential and live a full life. In fact, sometimes the majority of what makes a person healthy or unhealthy is less related to medical care and more directly linked to an array of social, environmental and behavioral factors. Recognizing these interwoven factors, Ohio’s plans are partnering with organizations across the state to broaden access, close gaps, connect care, improve outcomes and support crisis response. It’s what we do.

CareSource: Healthy Beginnings at Home
Molina Healthcare: Mid-Ohio Farmacy Program
Buckeye Health Plan: Family Navigator Program
Partnering to Broaden Access
Partnering to Close Gaps

About Medicaid Managed Care

Ohio’s Medicaid Managed Care plans serve more than 2.8 million Ohioans representing many of the most vulnerable in our communities. Not only do these plans provide critical access to health care in every part of the state, but their unique structure ensures they can deliver quality, innovative and wholistic solutions for some of the most complex health and wellness issues facing our fellow Ohioans today.

High-Quality Care

All six Managed Care plans score higher than the national average on the National Committee for Quality Assurance metrics in both 2019 and 2020.

Access to Care

Managed Care plans invest in technologies that increase access to care and make navigating the health care system easier for patients across the state.

Savings for Taxpayers

Ohio’s Managed Care plans are responsible stewards of state funds, providing budgetary consistency, mitigating financial risk and ultimately saving $4 billion in taxpayer dollars annually.

The Stagnant Alternative

The alternative model is Fee-for-Service Medicaid which pushes a one-size-fits-all health care program that disincentivizes prevention, stifles innovation and leads to irresponsible spending.

Managed care plans in the news.

Ohio children on Medicaid now eligible for $100 COVID-19 vaccine incentive

As students return to classrooms in the fall, Ohio's Medicaid managed care plans expanded their $100 incentive for getting a first COVID-19 shot to child members age 12 and older.

Vaccine incentive doubles for Ohio Medicaid members

A push to get more Medicaid members vaccinated is underway. Ohio’s Medicaid Managed Care Plans now doubling incentives for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The incentive program started when Gov. DeWine set a vaccination goal.

Ohio pharmacists, care provider say program is a national model

Ziks Family Pharmacy in the historic Wright-Dunbar neighborhood here has been participating in a program that it and Dayton-based CareSource hope will serve as a national model. Now some results are in.

OU program helps expecting mothers to manage their pregnancies

Medicaid-eligible pregnant women who need local support can turn to Pathways to a Healthy Pregnancy, a Family Navigator program sponsored by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Project ECHO connects local physicians with specialists

With the need for specialized care and lack of access on the rise, Project ECHO is seeking to assist physicians in their efforts to provide the necessary care for their patients. The program facilitates conversations between rural physicians and specialists based on what ailments are impacting the region they serve and what illnesses doctors are most often treating.

Opinion: The digital divide is a modern health hazard

Lately, our work in affordable housing is taking that understanding a step further: Just as we don’t consider a home that lacks electricity and plumbing to be habitable, we hardly can expect families to thrive in the 21st century without access to the internet.

Vaccine Incentive Program Offers $50 Gift Cards

A new program, dubbed “Vax-On-The-Spot,” is offering $50 gift cards to people who get the coronavirus vaccine. It is limited to people aged 18 and up who are in Medicaid plans from the six providers in the program, Aetna, Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Molina Healthcare, Paramount Advantage and UnitedHealthCare.

Wellness Wednesday: Housing Stability's Role In Reducing Infant Mortality

Homelessness hurts every aspect of a person’s life. This is especially true when it comes to the health of pregnant women and their babies.

Opinion: Housing stability can lead to better health for pregnant women and their babies

At the Homeless Families Foundation, we’ve known for a long time that homelessness hurts every aspect of a person’s life.

CareSource offers Ohio members at-home opioid drug disposal solution

CareSource has announced a partnership with DisposeRx, an at-home, eco-friendly medication disposal service.

Molina donation helps fuel Salvation Army, West Licking Fire toy

Despite COVID-19 and the economic challenges it's wrought on Licking County families and household incomes, through a generous cash donation, many children in the area will still enjoy a Christmas this year.

Child vaccine clinic provides incentives in the Miami Valley

The coronavirus is not the only danger for kids. Illnesses like polio, measles, and whooping cough also are risks.

UnitedHealthcare donates $595,000 to nonprofits in Ohio

UnitedHealthCare is awarding $595,000 to seven organizations in Ohio to expand health care access and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities, according to a news release.

Buckeye Fresh Days connect farmers markets with families in need

Wheeling, Others Awarded $100,000 Aetna Foundation Grant

The program is funded by the Aetna Foundation, along with the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties to support communities that are changing the way they work together across sectors to reduce disparities in chronic disease outcomes.

Returning to the classroom is good for children’s mental health: Laura L. Paynter

After nearly a year of at-home learning, students returning to in-person classes feel like they can see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Ohio pharmacists enlisted to provide new health-care services

Dayton pharmacist Nnodum Iheme says he can improve the health of his patients by providing medical services and helping to manage such chronic conditions as diabetes and asthma in addition to filling their prescriptions.

Buckeye Fresh makes it easier for low-income Ohioans to eat healthier

Buckeye Health Plan members can receive a $10 voucher to buy fruits and vegetables at the farmers market. Children can receive a “Buckeye Buck” to buy a healthy snack.


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