Ohio MOU Incorporates Ombuds Program for Duals

On December 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ohio Office of Medical Assistance to create an ‘Integrated Care Delivery System’ for dual eligibles (people eligible for Medicare and Medicaid).  The MOU is part of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office’s Financial Alignment demonstration.  Ohio becomes the third state to execute a MOU under the demonstration and the second state to employ a risk-based capitated model.

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