Cleveland Clinic, Molina Healthcare Announce New Medicaid Agreement

Agreement expands patient access to Medicaid coverage options and quality healthcare in Ohio

Cleveland Clinic and Molina Healthcare of Ohio announced today that  Molina will now include Cleveland Clinic in its Medicaid network, marking the first time that the two enterprises have contracted together for Medicaid coverage.

“We are deeply committed to the Medicaid population in Ohio and want to ensure they have options and access to Cleveland Clinic care,” said Kevin Sears, Cleveland Clinic’s executive director of Market & Network Services.  “This new relationship allows us to provide our patients with additional choices.”

Effective Aug. 1, 2017, Molina Healthcare of Ohio’s Medicaid members will have access to the entire Cleveland Clinic network. This expansion will increase access to care for Ohioans on Medicaid.

“We are thrilled to be increasing our members’ access to high quality care by adding the Cleveland Clinic to our network,” said Ami Cole, president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “As we take a holistic approach to improve outcomes for our members, it is very exciting to be partnering with this leader in population health.”

An extended enrollment period for Ohio Medicaid is currently available now through Nov. 30, 2017. The Medicaid enrollment period gives patients an opportunity to change their Medicaid health insurance plan. Patients may select another Medicaid plan through the Ohio Medicaid consumer hotline at 800.324.8680 or by visiting, www.ohiomh.com/EnrollOptions.aspx.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 51,000 employees are more than 3,500 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 10 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2016, there were 7.1 million outpatient visits, 161,674 hospital admissions and 207,610 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

 

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through our locally operated health plans in 12 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Molina serves approximately 4.8 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at molinahealthcare.com.