Survey Says: Most Medicaid Beneficiaries Work, More Ohioans Have Health Insurance
The Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Health joined the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center to announce the results of the 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey. The biannual survey's findings illustrate dramatic recent improvements in Ohio's health care landscape. Among them:
· Half of Ohio’s adult Medicaid enrollees or their spouses work, and another 30 percent are individuals living with disabilities.
· In the expansion group, 55 percent of men and 56 percent of women are employed or have a spouse who works.
· Ohio’s uninsured rate has been cut in half since 2012, from 17.3 percent to 8.7 percent. The rate of uninsured children has also been cut in half, from 4.7 percent in 2012 to 2.0 percent in 2015.
·The rate of employer-sponsored insurance has remained constant since 2010
The Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey provides the health care data necessary to measure the impact of health care reform over time, and specifically for the efficient administration of the Ohio Medicaid program. It represents a partnership among Ohio’s colleges and universities, state and local government, and private sector organizations to provide health services research expertise and assist in improving the health of Ohio’s Medicaid and Medicaid-eligible population.
The health care industry is gearing up for monumental changes as it transitions toward implementing the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, also known as ICD-10. The Ohio Department of Medicaid and OhioMHAS have jointly prepared an ICD-10 Behavioral Health Q & A document that contains answers to the most commonly asked questions. Click here to view.
fact sheets--impact of marijuana legalization
Drug-Free Action Alliance (DFAA) has fact sheets available for communities to educate citizens, policymakers and leadership about the impact of marijuana legalization.
recovery is beautiful
Members of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) have created a BluePrint that is a five-year plan for moving Ohio toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) that transitions from a focus on acute care to one that focuses on recovery management to help individuals not only get well, but to stay well. As envisioned in the framework, ADAMH/MHR Boards are the “hub” for their local communities that coordinate across systems to ensure that local entities are prepared to support individuals, families, and communities through a system of addiction and mental health prevention, wellness, crisis intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs and services. The following five principles will be at the forefront in moving a Recovery-Oriented System of Care forward:
Focusing on Clients and Families-healthcare is personal and most effective when delivered based on the needs and values of the individual receiving care
Ensuring Timely Access to Care-access to a continuum of high quality, integrated care that is available in a timely manner
Promoting Healthy, Safe and Drug-Free Communities-availability of a continuum of services that promote the health, wellness, and safety of individuals and communities
Prioritizing Accountable and Outcome-Driven Financing-maximizing the use of federal, state and local funds to meet locally-identified outcomes to align resources and improve coordination between local community stakeholders
Locally Managing Systems of Care-healthcare is delivered locally, and individuals and communities are best served when the healthcare system is designed and managed locally.
To learn more about Recovery is Beautiful, click here and/or visit www.recoveryisbeautiful.org