Attorney General Yost Seeks to Recover Nearly $16M in Prescription Overcharges

Action is First Step to Recover Overcharges from Pharmacy Benefit Managers

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today initiated the first step in an effort to recover overcharges to the State for the cost of prescription drugs negotiated by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), beginning the process to collect nearly $16 million on behalf of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.… Read full story

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Appropriations Bill & Declaration of National Emergency

(Washington, D.C., February 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emergency at the southern border:

 

“I am pleased that Congress has passed, and President Trump has signed, funding for USDA for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2019.

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Brown Statement on Government Funding Deal & President Trump’s Decision to Declare a National Emergency

Brown: Any effort to take funding away from our military to support the President’s vanity project is reckless and irresponsible.

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statement on the bipartisan government funding deal reached in Congress, as well as recent reports that the President will declare a national emergency on the Southern border:

“Any effort to take funding away from our military to support the President’s vanity project is reckless and irresponsible.Read full story

PASSPORT Waiver Amendment and Assisted Living Waiver Renewal Comment Periods

Feb. 15 – March 15, 2019

 

Ohio has posted for public comment a proposed PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver Amendment and Assisted Living Medicaid Renewal, which will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for review. A 30-day public comment period on the proposed PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver Amendment and Assisted Living Medicaid Renewal will run from February 15, 2019, through March 15, 2019.… Read full story

$410,000 Awarded to Licking and Knox County to Fight Addiction

[NEWARK, OH] Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties (MHR) is proud to announce that we have received $410,000 from the State Opioid Response grant through The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These dollars will be used to develop a substance use disorder triage crisis system, expand quick response teams in both counties, and purchase residential treatment services and additional outpatient services including all forms of medication-assisted treatment.… Read full story

Employees of Columbus Nursing Facility Indicted on Involuntary Manslaughter, Patient Neglect Charges

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Thursday that six employees of a Columbus nursing facility and a contracted certified nurse practitioner have been indicted on a total of 34 charges, including involuntary manslaughter. They are accused of neglecting two patients under their care.… Read full story

Governor DeWine Releases Budget Recommendations for Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission

Governor DeWine Recommends Additional Funding for Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s
Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Thursday submitted to the General Assembly his recommendations for funding the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and the Ohio Industrial Commission (OIC) for the upcoming 2020-2021 budget biennium.… Read full story