Gov. John Kasich says his Medicaid department has made some changes to required background checks on behavioral and mental health providers – a requirement that came from an executive order he signed in July. The change is good news to hundreds of providers who feared for their jobs.
Ohio Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of Medicaid providers. Some of them say the new practice will cost some good providers their jobs and will worsen tight staffing situations.
Secretary of State Jon Husted, who’s also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, has announced the official title for the only statewide issue that’s on the fall ballot. Backers say the wording means they have work to do.