Office of Health Transformation Update
August 15, 2013 

An Ohio Prescription for GOP: Lower Taxes, More Aid for Poor

The Wall Street Journal


"More so than any other leading Republican, Gov. Kasich is using his perch to promote a blend of conservative orthodoxy leavened with policies meant to help the poor, the mentally ill and the uninsured." He wants to "...rebrand the Republican Party by refashioning what it means to be a conservative in the 21st Century."

Medicaid Health Homes Improving from Lessons Learned


The Ohio Departments of Medicaid (ODM) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) are creating Medicaid "health homes" for people with serious mental illness. ODM and MHAS filed rules in July to implement health homes statewide, but the rule raised concerns about enrollment criteria and funding. In response, ODM and MHAS will update and refile the health home rules to address stakeholder concerns and guarantee the sustainability of the program.


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Aligning Early Intervention Programs

The Ohio Departments of Health (ODH) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD) recently clarified how the two agencies will work together to build a more coordinated and comprehensive system of early intervention services for Ohio children and their families.


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