Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey


About OMAS

At a statewide, regional, and local level, the Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) delivers health and healthcare data and gives insight into the health status of Ohio’s Medicaid, Medicaid-eligible, and non-Medicaid populations. OMAS provides necessary data to measure the impact of healthcare reform over time, especially issues relevant to the efficient administration of the Ohio Medicaid program.

Through a telephone survey, OMAS collects key information from a sample of Ohio’s residents. It results in a critical research data set for assessing Ohioans’ access to and use of clinical health care, insurance status, chronic and acute conditions, mental health, and health status stressors such as poverty, joblessness, and low socioeconomic status. It’s is an important tool to help the Ohio Department of Medicaid and state agencies identify gaps in needed health services, develop strategies to increase service capacity, and monitor Ohioans’ health status and health risk.

OMAS seeks to build long term partnerships amongst Ohio’s colleges and universities, state and local government, and private sector organizations to provide health services research expertise and assist in improving the health of Ohio’s Medicaid and Medicaid-eligible population.

The survey was first administered in 1998, and several iterations have been conducted since. Click on a specific survey year to read more about survey data, design and methods and to download the survey data, research findings and reports.

Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey Sponsored Research Conference - June 29, 2016

Please click here for Conference presentations, briefs, chartbooks, and the agenda. 

2015 Survey


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2012 Survey


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2010 Survey


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2008 Survey


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2004 & 1998 Survey


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Dashboards

The OMAS Dashboards are an interactive tool for exploring and reviewing the OMAS data. They provide a current snapshot of Ohio’s healthcare landscape, examines trends over time, and compares key populations for Ohio’s adult and child populations. This tool provides fast, real-time results.

The OMAS Dashboards provide data on the state, Ohio’s Appalachian, rural, suburban, metropolitan county clusters, Medicaid Managed Care Planning Regions, and Ohio’s 88 counties.

OMAS Executive Committee

OMAS is a Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) project sponsored by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Health, and The Ohio State University. The OMAS Executive Committee includes representatives from the sponsoring agencies, other cabinet-level health and human services agencies, an Academic Research Team, and the Principal and Co-Investigators from GRC.

Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Mary Applegate, MD, MPH
  • Jonathan Thackeray, MD
  • Dave Dorsky
  • Adriana Pust
  • Dan Hutson
  • Matt Stearmer
Ohio Department of Health
  • Elizabeth Conrey, RD, PhD
  • Alex Jones
Ohio Department of Aging
  • Marc Molea
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Hope McGonigle, PhD
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Kraig Knudsen, PhD
The Ohio State University College of Public Health
  • Amy Ferketich, PhD
  • Eric Seiber, PhD
  • Bo Lu, PhD
Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center
RTI International
  • Howard Speizer
  • Tom Duffy
  • Marcus Berzofsky

News and Events

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