COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state's Medicaid director says a proposal to better coordinate medical care for some of Ohio's sickest, most expensive and difficult to treat patients should lead to more people getting services at home and community-based settings.
The state was expected Monday to submit its proposal for changing how health care is delivered to Ohioans enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. Federal officials must approve the changes.
Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy says part of the goal is to enable more people to receive medical support in their own homes instead of costly institutions and nursing homes.
Ohio officials say people who fall under the three-year pilot plan would not see immediate changes to their providers, though they could later. And the services available to beneficiaries aren't expected to change.