CareSource to Partner with Southeast Ohio Area Agencies on Aging

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The Ohio Home Care Waiver Program and partnership provides cost-effective home and community-based services and supports individuals who meet a nursing facility level of care, enabling them to remain in a community setting.

CareSource, a nonprofit Ohio-based health plan will manage the Ohio Home Care Waiver program in Southeast Ohio. Beginning in January 2014, the Ohio Department of Medicaid contracted with CareSource to provide case management services for the Marietta region of the Ohio Home Care and Transitions Carve-Out Waivers.

The Ohio Home Care Waiver Program provides cost-effective home and community-based services and supports for individuals who meet a nursing facility level of care, enabling them to remain in a community setting.

Services include:

Personal Care Services
Out of Home Respite
Nursing Services
Short-Term Relief
Emergency Response
Supplemental Transportation Systems
Adaptive / Assistive Devices
Home Delivered Meals
Home Modifications
Adult Day Health Services
Vehicle Modifications

To provide the most effective coordination for these services, CareSource has partnered with the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Southeast Ohio (Districts 7, 8 and 9). The Southeast Ohio AAAs have extensive experience in coordinating waiver and community-based care and services, and have partnered with CareSource to ensure the highest quality of care is provided. Individual Case Managers from the local Area Agencies on Aging will be assigned to coordinate services for individuals on the waiver within their service area.

“We welcome this opportunity to expand our mission to serve new and underserved populations in Ohio, and make a difference in the lives of people who need it most by improving their health care.” Anthony Evans Vice President for Integrated Health Services at CareSource, said.

Ohio Home Care Waiver in Southern Ohio - 855-288-0003

Districts & counties:

AAA7 - Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton

“After 42 years of continued existence, our Rio Grande area agency welcomes this new partnership with Care Source. Through this partnership, we are committed to helping a new group of southern Ohioans of all ages with accompanying disabilities manage their care needs and access the services they need to live independently in the community,” said Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7.

AAA8 - Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Washington

"We are excited about the new endeavor of case management for these Ohio waivers because care management is what Area Agencies on Aging are best known for," said AAA8 Director Rick Hindman.

AAA9 - Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, Tuscarawas

“Ohio’s AAAs have a long and proven history of providing high-quality waiver case management services. AAA9 is excited about this new opportunity to assist individuals in the Ohio Home Care Waiver and with its partnership with CareSource.” James Endly Executive Director / CEO AAA9, said.

About CareSource
CareSource, a nonprofit health plan is celebrating 25 years as one of the nation’s largest Managed Medicaid Plans. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio CareSource serves more than 1 million consumers in Ohio and Kentucky. CareSource is living its mission to provide health care to those who need it most.

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