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About the Ohio Department of Medicaid

Ohio Department of Medicaid SealThe Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is committed to establishing and strengthening programs that provide quality health care services to Ohio residents at a value to its taxpayers.

Launched in July 2013, the Department is Ohio’s first Executive-level state Medicaid agency. Through a network of more than 83,000 active providers, ODM offers coordinated, person-centered health insurance to more than 2.6 million Ohio residents.

Under the leadership of Director John B. McCarthy and in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, each day Ohio Medicaid is working to improve the health care landscape across Ohio.  From incentivizing care quality and revamping care delivery to fighting fraud and bolstering program integrity, ODM is committed to fostering health care innovation through a dedicated and transparent manner.

Some recent accomplishments include:
  • launching a state-of-the-art online platform for provider payments;
  • designing and implementing Ohio Benefits – a state-of-the-art integrated eligibility system;
  • extending health care coverage to more of Ohio’s uninsured residents;
  • enhancing investment in home- and community-based setting for long-term care;
  • implementing a new Medicaid managed care program that brings a new level of choice to residents across Ohio; and
  • saving taxpayers $3 billion by slowing program growth and controlling costs.

These and other recent accomplishments have helped Ohio Medicaid in shaping the national conversation around health care in the United States. By collaborating with various partners from the stakeholder, advocate, and provider communities, Ohio Medicaid is advancing its mission to become a national leader in making quality, cost-effective health care coverage accessible to its residents.


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