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Ohio is asking for permission from the feds to fast-track some rules and exceptions in Medicaid related to the COVID-19 crisis. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the state is asking for a pair of waivers that many other states are already using.

The Ohio Department of Medicaid director says her agency is dealing with big problems and could face huge fines from the federal government if they’re not fixed. 

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Ohio’s Medicaid program has unveiled a new tool designed to help cut down on confusion when it comes to prescription drugs.

The state is starting the process that will eventually require thousands of Ohioans to work 20 hours a week or lose their Medicaid benefits, after getting permission from the federal government earlier this year.

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Ohio State University's board of trustees is scheduled to vote today on whether to fire a marketing and logistics  professor who has worked for the school for 17 years. 

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Governor Mike DeWine says the Ohio Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for it's Children's Health Insurance Program initiative, designed to enhance and expand Medicaid's lead abatement program. 

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Ohio's Medicaid enrollment has dropped by more than 250 thousand in the past two years. It's unclear whether those people now have other health coverage or are no longer insured. 

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As of last Friday, the state has federal permission to require 20 hours of work per week for many non-disabled people on Medicaid.

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A backlog in processing applications for Ohio Medicaid eligibility continues to delay health care and cause financial difficulties for providers. 

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of providers.

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A state auditor's report on Ohio's Medicaid prescription drug business says there needs to be more transparency on what taxpayers are getting for their money. 

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid is ending the state's contracts with the pharmacy benefit managers that bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling prescriptions. 

The Ohio Inspector General's office says a full-time Department of Medicaid employee improperly used state hours and resources working a side job under a contract she was awarded by another state agency.

The state plans to offer help to victims of human trafficking faster, including drug treatment programs and shelter options. 

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A federal judge has ordered state officials to reinstate Medicaid benefits for plaintiffs in a lawsuit, while denying a request to expand benefits to others being terminated from the program. 

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State Medicaid director John McCarthy says roughly 61 thousand enrollees are poised to lose their coverage Saturday after failing to verify their eligibility as required by federal law.