Starting January 1, 2017, all new children entering foster care or eligible for adoption assistance in Ohio will be enrolled in mandatory Medicaid managed care. About 29,000 children in foster care or receiving adoption assistance during 2016 will transition to managed care starting on January 1, 2017. The transition affects approximately 12,000 children in foster care and about 17,000 adoptees receiving adoption assistance payments.
For children in foster care, the county public children’s services agency (PCSA) was responsible for selecting managed care plans (MCP). That selection took place during the summer and fall of 2016 to . . .