Ohio Department of Medicaid Delays Hospital Rate Reduction

Per House Bill 49 (the state budget), the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is taking steps to reduce hospital spending by $1.1 billion throughout the next two years. Most of the reduction has already been achieved, and an additional 5% rate reduction was considered for January 1. Current budget projections are sufficient to offset the remaining cut, however, so ODM will delay the hospital rate reduction for six months and reassess at that time whether a reduction is necessary to keep spending within the budget’s appropriation levels.

To learn more about ODM’s plan, click here. And to read the budget variance report, click here.



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