COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A health plan suing Ohio in a dispute over its scoring of Medicaid contract applications achieved high marks in a separate state contract process.
Aetna Better Health of Ohio is among the top applicants in the state's effort to better coordinate medical care for some of the Ohio's sickest and most expensive patients.
Gov. John Kasich's administration wants to streamline the way health care is delivered to Ohioans enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. The state has submitted a proposal to the federal government to better coordinate care for about 114,000 so-called "dual eligible" individuals in seven urban regions.
Federal officials have to sign off on the proposal and any contract the state enters into with the applicants.
Enrollment under the contracts is expected to begin April 1.
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The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.