Kasich announces changes to health care model

Ohio is taking a major step forward in its efforts to create a national model that will reward primary care providers who do more to keep patients well and hold down the total cost of care. Yesterday Governor John Kasich announced that next January, Ohio will launch a comprehensive primary care (CPC) program to allow the state’s four largest private health insurance plans, plus Medicaid and Medicare, to pay for value rather than volume. The new plan is part of movement to improve the health of Ohioans.
The Ohio CPC program will use a primary care provider who manages a patient’s health needs with an emphasis on health care value and quality. The goal is to give Ohioans the quality of care and information they need to increase their level of health at every stage of life, and to reduce the overall cost of care by improving cost efficiency and care quality.

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