ODM Request for Information #2
Background - RFI #1
In early 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to ensure Ohioans get the best value in providing quality care. In response, ODM embarked on a Medicaid Managed Care Procurement, with a mission to "focus on the individual rather than the business of managed care." In service of this mission, ODM first focused on hearing from individuals and providers. Through the Request for Information (RFI) #1 they gathered suggestions for improving the current Medicaid managed care program from nearly 1,000 individuals, providers, and advocates across Ohio.
On February 4, 2020, ODM released a second RFI outlining its vision for a reimagined statewide managed care program. The RFI seeks input from providers, associations, advocacy groups, data and information technology vendors, and managed care organizations.
With the reimagining of the Medicaid system in Ohio, ODM hopes to improve the design, delivery, and timeliness of care coordination. ODM requests input to achieve the following goals:
- Improve wellness and health outcomes.
- Emphasize a personalized care experience.
- Support providers in better patient care.
- Improve care for children and adults with complex needs.
- Increase program transparency and accountability.
RFI #2 will close on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST. After all responses have been received and reviewed, ODM will consider the findings when finalizing the design for the future program structure and begin finalizing the Medicaid Managed Care Procurement Request for Application (RFA).