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Gettysburg, Pa. (July 8, 2019) – OPEN MINDS has released an updated suite of Medicaid market intelligence resources on the state of Ohio. The resources include an analysis of the Ohio’ s Medicaid system, Medicaid managed care vendor contracts, and additional state-specific information.

Ohio has a statewide managed care program with five health plans that provide care to most populations, except dual eligbles. In some counties, dual eligibles are required to enroll in the state’s dual demonstration, called MyCare Ohio. As of July 1, 2018, health plans are responsible for all physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy benefits.

The managed care and MyCare Ohio contracts available for download include:

In March 2019, the state’s community engagement and work requirements were approved. They are not expected to go into effect until 2021.

The managed care contract includes a requirement for the health plans to make 50% of aggregate net payments to provider organizations through value-oriented strategies by the year 2020. Examples of value-oriented strategies include performance-based payments, price variation reduction, and clinical guideline adherence.

The state is currently in the process of issuing a reprocurement of the health plan contracts. On June 13, 2019, the state issued a request for information and the procurement process is expected to be completed in FY 2021.

The Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Contracts are available now for all Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. Individual contracts may be purchased in the OPEN MINDS shop for $1,500 each.

Additionally, the OPEN MINDS team has four in-depth profiles of the Ohio state health system:

The Ohio suite of state profiles is now available now for the Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. In addition, the OPEN MINDS team has a wealth of additional Ohio-specific resources. A monthly OPEN MINDS market intelligence update is available to all health and human services executives. To sign up, OPEN MINDS Circle members should set their email preferences under the My Account Settings.

All of these resources, and more, are available as part of an OPEN MINDS Circle Elite membership. Membership includes unlimited organizational access to all OPEN MINDS content and databases, plus executive education events, and other exclusive Elite member benefits. Learn more about becoming an Elite OPEN MINDS Circle member online at

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or


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