As an official Care Management Entity (CME) in the state of Ohio, The Buckeye Ranch provides Care Coordination services to all families eligible for OhioRISE.
Care Coordination at The Buckeye Ranch is an integrated, wrap-around service for the children, youth, and families we serve, giving them a consistent resource to help navigate a complex and often confusing multi-system environment. Our team members are trained to provide care that reflects the cultural, racial, ethnic, and linguistic differences of the populations we serve to eliminate disparities in care.
The Buckeye Ranch serves as a care management entity (CME) within the OhioRISE (Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence) program. OhioRISE is a specialized Medicaid-managed care initiative designed for children and youth facing complex behavioral health challenges, including mental health and substance use disorders, as well as multi-system needs. Aetna Better Health of Ohio (Aetna) is the managed care partner collaborating with the program.
OhioRISE is different from the regular Ohio Medicaid plan for behavioral health because it brings together various providers and groups to make sure that children, youth, and families get the help they need. This happens through a care plan that values the input of children, youth, and families.
Children and youth with complex needs are often part of multiple community systems, like juvenile justice, child protection, education, and mental health. OhioRISE connects these systems to create a personalized care plan for each individual’s behavioral health journey.
Care Coordination services help families manage all the moving pieces that exist within different systems. It links your loved one to local services and supports the healing journey through a network in the community. This helps them succeed at home, school, and in life overall. Regular meetings between children, caregivers, and teams focus on customized care planning based on your loved one’s strengths and resources, including their beliefs, culture, community support, and their own choices.