Healthcare Access Initiative
Fostering innovative partnerships between Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Ohio's academic medical centers and health sciences colleges and universities, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Board of Regents, the Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) Healthcare Access Initiative (HCA) supports the development and retention of healthcare practitioners to serve Ohio’s Medicaid population using emerging healthcare delivery models and evidence-based practices. The MEDTAPP HCA was designed to align with established, successful programs and leverage existing resources to train and retain healthcare practitioners to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in the following areas: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry with a Geriatric and/or Integrated Behavioral Health/ Primary Care Focus, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Dentistry.
Ohio’s MEDTAPP HCA will train and place additional psychiatrists, primary care physicians, advance practice nurses, dentists, and other practitioners to serve Medicaid beneficiaries of all ages. ODM has secured federal funds of approximately $2 million for this initiative in State Fiscal Year 2012 and over $10 million in State Fiscal Year 2013.
Under the MEDTAPP HCA, ODM has selected the following 9 university partners as participants, including 21 total projects. Below is a map of current project locations: