Medicaid report disputed in Ohio

September 2008
State Health Watch;Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p12
The article reports on the reaction of John R. Corlett, who heads the Medicaid program housed in the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, to a report critical of Governor Ted Strickland's proposal to require pre-authorization for costly drugs used to treat mental health patients. Corlett responded to the report that concluded that the administration's plan to require prior approval of costly drugs used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other serious mental health conditions might actually cost the state up to $38.7 million.


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