Ohio Medicaid

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 2:

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OHIO ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS

In two weeks, mental health and addiction services for low-income Ohioans will be moved into Medicaid managed care. Many behavioral health and family services providers say this huge change is straining their finances. But the group that represents Ohio’s health insurers says the move can’t be delayed.

Ohio is expanding Medicaid coverage for acupuncture. Last fall it began approving payment for the non-drug pain treatment if it was provided by medical doctors.  

But thousands more practitioners will be included in the New Year.

Under the new rules, up to 30 acupuncture treatments a year by chiropractors can be covered.