Press Release

Cincinnati Children’s and CareSource agree to new Marketplace insurance contract

July 29th, 2022 | 2 min read

About 1,000 families will continue to be covered under agreement

July 29, 2022 – Cincinnati Children’s and health insurer CareSource have agreed to a new contract on a Marketplace insurance option, which will provide coverage for about 1,000 families who receive care at the medical center in Southwest Ohio.

Terms of the new contract were not disclosed by the nonprofit organizations. The previous marketplace insurance contract between Cincinnati Children’s and Dayton-based CareSource was set to expire Aug. 1, 2022.

Chris Scowden, assistant vice president for Contract & Payor Relations at Cincinnati Children’s, said the medical center was pleased to work with CareSource to ensure continuity of care for these families.

“Cincinnati Children’s never stopped working to seek a solution on our patients’ behalf,” Scowden said. “As a result, these patients will continue to be considered in-network through their Ohio Marketplace insurance for all services provided at the medical center. Cincinnati Children’s has 1.5 million patient encounters each year, and we are committed to providing every child with excellent and equitable care. It remains our goal that every child is able to maximize their healthcare benefit when treated here.”

CareSource also welcomed the new agreement.

“We are pleased to announce CareSource and Cincinnati Children’s have agreed to a new contract, ensuring CareSource Marketplace members will continue to have their care covered at Cincinnati Children’s without interruption,” said Steve Ringel, Ohio Market President for CareSource. “This agreement comes following several months of thoughtful discussions, working toward an agreement to provide Marketplace patients with access to the highest level of healthcare. We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our Marketplace members together.”

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