Ohio Medicaid Selects Aetna Better Health of Ohio as New OhioRISE Managed Care Organization
The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) selected Aetna Better Health of Ohio to serve as the specialized managed care organization for the state's children with the most complex behavioral health needs under the new OhioRISE (Ohio Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence) program. OhioRISE is a part of Governor DeWine's priority Children's Initiative.
Aetna will work with ODM and Governor DeWine's Family and Children First Cabinet Council to implement a child and family-centric model featuring new targeted behavioral health services and intensive care coordination delivered by community partners. Aetna also will coordinate with the state's Medicaid managed care organizations and the new single pharmacy benefit manager to ensure medical and pharmaceutical services and supports are integrated in the child's comprehensive health plan.
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