The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is establishing a centralized credentialing program that will launch in early 2021. The intent of this change is to significantly reduce the administrative burden created by the current process where physicians and other health care professionals must credential separately for each managed care organization (MCO) in order to be a contracted network provider. Once ODM launches the centralized credentialing initiative, all physicians and other health care professionals will come through ODM for credentialing and will not be engaging in separate processes with each MCO.
One of the key components of the new credentialing initiative is establishing the Ohio Medicaid Credentialing Committee. The committee is a body of provider peers who are uniquely qualified to evaluate those seeking to provide care to Medicaid consumers. The committee will be made up of a diverse representation of physicians. The committee and its members will be instrumental in ensuring that the highest quality of care is available for Ohioans served by Medicaid.
Medicaid is seeking family physicians who might be interested in serving on the Ohio Medicaid Credentialing Committee. If you are interested, need additional information, or want to apply, please contact Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President Ann Spicer.