Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Ohio Officials Spread Word On New Medicaid Benefit
State officials are spreading the word about a plan to better coordinate care for Medicaid beneficiaries with severe mental illness who also face chronic medical issues, such as heart disease or diabetes.
Under the new service, providers would partner with doctors, pharmacists, social workers and others to better address the mental and physical health needs of the patient.
The benefit is now available to Medicaid recipients in Butler, Adams, Scioto, Lawrence and Lucas counties. The state’s Medicaid director and others planned to discuss the new service Monday in Toledo.
All Ohio’s 88 counties are expected to provide the benefit by next year.
The so-called “health home” service is covered under an individual’s current Medicaid plan, so there is no charge to the patient. Participation in the program is voluntary.