Office of Health Transformation Update
September 11, 2014

Ohio Hits Home Care Targets One Year Early


In June 2013, Ohio was awarded $169 million in additional federal Medicaid matching funds as a result of the state's commitment to direct half of all Medicaid long-term care funding to home and community based alternatives to higher-cost nursing homes and other institutions by September 30, 2015. On September 10, 2014, the Ohio Department of Medicaid announced it surpassed the 50-percent spending target one full year ahead of the federal deadline. As a result, more Ohio seniors and people with disabilities have the opportunity to live with dignity in the setting they prefer, especially their own home, instead of an institution.


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Ohio reduces spending on nursing homes Columbus Dispatch


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