OhioRISE and Next Generation Managed Care News from ODM

The Praed Foundation created a Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment fillable form to use in the interim before the CANS data system is operational. This form will help those who are performing CANS assessments with the decision support model and ease administrative burden. The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and Praed Foundation provided a training on the use of the CANS fillable form on Nov. 29 from 11am-noon.

The training will be recorded and available on OhioRISE website and ODJFS website.

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid’s next generation managed care program will go live July 1, 2022. At that time, the Department will introduce new programs, services, and managed care entities (MCEs).

In preparation for the next generation program, the Department encourages providers to contact the next generation MCEs that they are interested in contracting with to begin the process to join their provider networks. Provider contracting contact information for the next generation MCEs can be found on the Resources for Providers webpage of the next generation Ohio Medicaid website.


Contracting must be completed by February 15, 2022, to be included in the Next Generation Managed Care Provider Directory on day 1 of member transition enrollment. This allows members to have all the information needed to decide which managed care plan is best for them. No change is being made to the timeline or process for updating the Provider Directory – the Provider Directory will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis.

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The December Ohio Children’s Initiative Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) training dates have been released. Additional resources that have been released include an updated CANS FAQ, to help simplify registration and enrollment, the CANS interim billing guidance, and helpful contacts. All of this information is available on the OhioRISE website.