The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) recently posted its Healthy Ohio 1115 demonstration waiver application for review, marking the beginning of the public comment period.
House Bill 64, the 2016-2017 state budget bill, called for ODM to apply for a waiver from CMS to change how the state’s Medicaid program operates for more than 1 million Ohioans. The Ohio General Assembly specified that the waiver request require Healthy Ohio program participation, including Buckeye Accounts, for all non-disabled adults receiving Medicaid, regardless of income.
The comment period will run through May 16 and ODM will host two public hearings to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to speak. The public hearings are scheduled as follows:
For additional information about the waiver or how to submit comments, go to the ODM website and Public Notice.