In Ohio, CareSource Helps Medicaid Beneficiaries With More Than Health Care
Also, Kansas Health Institute reports that the state has cleared the waiting list for Medicaid physical disability services.
The Columbus Dispatch:
Medicaid Insurer CareSource Provides ‘Life Services’ To Connect Clients With Education, Jobs
(Helen) Kostelac began receiving Medicaid benefits when she was pregnant with her daughter, Keira, now 2. She had recently lost her job at a tanning salon after a car crash.Help came from an unexpected source: her health insurer. CareSource, one of several insurance companies that Medicaid applicants can choose, recently launched a program called Life Services that it says helps members find work and educational opportunities. (Rinehart, 8/7)
Kansas Health Institute:
KDADS Official Says Waiting List For Medicaid Physical Disability Services Cleared
For the first time in years, Kansas doesn’t have anyone with physical disabilities on the waiting list to receive home-based Medicaid services, state officials said. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services reported Friday that the 438 people on the physical disability waiver list had been cleared to receive home and community-based services. (Hart, 8/5)