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CINCINNATI (WXIX) — Avoiding a drop in coverage for about 1,000 patients, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and CareSource have agreed to a new contract on an Ohio Marketplace insurance option.

Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

Dayton-based CareSource told Cincinnati Children’s last month that it would be ending its contract with the Ohio Marketplace effective August 1. .

FOX19 spoke with two of the affected families earlier this week.

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“Cincinnati Children’s has never stopped seeking a solution on behalf of our patients,” said Chris Scowden, assistant vice president, contract and payor relations, Cincinnati Children’s. “As a result, these patients will continue to be considered part of the network through their Ohio Marketplace insurance for all services provided at the medical center.

“Cincinnati Children’s has 1.5 million patients seen each year, and we are committed to providing every child with excellent and equitable care. Our goal remains that every child is able to maximize their health care benefits when treated here.

CareSource welcomed the new agreement.

“We are pleased to announce that 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, president of the Marketplace. ‘Ohio for CareSource.

“This agreement comes after several months of in-depth discussions, towards an agreement to provide Marketplace patients with access to the highest level of healthcare. We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our Marketplace members together. »

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