Office of Health Transformation Update
April 30, 2014

MHAS releases data on 2014 county board spending


In June 2013, the Ohio General Assembly appropriated $50 million annually in 2014 and 2015 for behavioral health services in lieu of extending Medicaid coverage (budget line 507). The legislature's Controlling Board subsequently approved expanding Medicaid, which is projected to infuse more than $550 million annually into services for Ohioans living with mental illness or addiction and free up $70 million annually in county-funded clinical services. The 2014 507 allocation was distributed to county boards prior to the Medicaid expansion and yesterday the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services reported how counties chose to spend those funds. The Administration's Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) proposes to redirect the 2015 allocation toward services not otherwise covered by the expansion.


2014 County Report

2014 Statewide Summary

2015 MBR Proposal

MBR Frequently Asked Questions  


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