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OhioRISE: Improving Care for Youth with Complex Needs

Youth in Ohio with complex behavioral health and multi-system needs face unique challenges and have unique care and support needs. Studies show that intensive community-based care coordination and the use of targeted in-home and community services that are driven by kids and their families can have a significant impact on inpatient and emergency department use, moves between homes, and other barriers to their ability to thrive. A different service array is needed to stabilize these children in their families.

With these needs in mind, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is collaborating with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to create OhioRISE (Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence), a specialized managed care plan that will serve this unique population’s needs.

On October 28, 2020, ODM released a Request for Applications (RFA) to solicit responses from managed care organizations (MCOs) interested in serving as the OhioRISE specialized managed care plan. Additional details and the RFA can be found on the Request for Proposals page of medicaid.ohio.gov.

Watch the press conference announcement