By Sam Baker - 04/13/12 05:26 PM EDT
Kasich’s administration submitted a proposal to CMMI earlier this month for a new, integrated system to care for dual-eligibles. AARP said it was “pleased” with the proposal, which the state wants to implement in January. The CMMI is collecting public comments on Ohio's proposal.
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare also backed the Ohio proposal, noting Friday that it would expand access to healthcare services that are provided in seniors’ homes, rather than at a hospital or nursing home.
“We applaud Ohio’s leaders for advancing innovative pro-senior healthcare delivery reforms,” Eric Berger, the group’s chief executive, said in a statement. “Enabling seniors to remain at home allows for better chronic condition management, improved outcomes and lower costs. This plan is right for Ohio patients and Ohio taxpayers.”