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Ohio Medicaid's Integrated Eligibility Ready to Go Live October 1

In March 2012, the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation (OHT) initiated an eligibility modernization project to simplify client eligibility based on income, streamline state and local responsibility for eligibility determination, and modernize eligibility systems technology.

The new system will go live tomorrow, October 1, 2013, and over the next two years replace Ohio’s 32-year-old Client Registry Information System (CRIS-E). The goal is for most enrollees to learn of their eligibility for Medicaid and other programs based on income tax information without needing to undergo any additional eligibility tests. The two main features of the plan are to simplify eligibility policy, and to automate eligibility determination systems, as described below.

For more information, visit the OHT website:

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