In the latest biennial budget, the Ohio General Assembly created the Patient-Centered Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports Study Committee to examine the merits of integrating the home and community based services (HCBS) program and nursing facility services into Medicaid managed care. The legislative committee was created in response to the Administration’s stated goal of moving to Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) before the end of biennium.
In deference to the General Assembly's desire to have a joint legislative committee study the benefits of MLTSS, and to allow sufficient time for an effective implementation, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) will take no immediate action to implement an MLTSS program. Instead, ODM will use the opportunity to work with the Committee, Medicaid managed care plans, HCBS and nursing facility provider associations, and other interested stakeholders to develop an effective MLTSS model for consideration by the next Administration.
PLEASE NOTE: These documents were originally made available during State Budget 2018-2019 discussions. ODM is no longer taking immediate action to implement an MLTSS program, so these documents are no longer applicable. These documents are posted for usage by the Patient-Centered Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports Study Committee.