COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A health plan suing Ohio in a dispute over its scoring of Medicaid contract applications achieved high marks in a separate state contract process.
Aetna Better Health of Ohio is among the top applicants in the state's effort to better coordinate medical care for some of the Ohio's sickest and most expensive patients.
Gov. John Kasich's administration wants to streamline the way health care is delivered to Ohioans enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. The state has submitted a proposal to the federal government to better coordinate care for about 114,000 so-called "dual eligible" individuals in seven urban regions.
Federal officials have to sign off on the proposal and any contract the state enters into with the applicants.
Enrollment under the contracts is expected to begin April 1.
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