Medicaid State Plan

The State Plan is a comprehensive written statement that describes the nature and scope of the Ohio Medicaid program and assures that it is administered in conformity with federal requirements and regulations.  The information provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and ODM disclaims any obligation or liability based upon its use. The formally adopted state plan, statutes, and rules governing the Ohio Medicaid program prevail over any conflicting information provided here.

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Submittal Statement
Table of Contents

Medicaid State Plan Amendments – amended when necessary
Ohio Medicaid State Plan Amendments approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are available here.
Sections of the Medicaid State Plan

2.0 Medicaid MAGI Eligibility*

S10 - MAGI-Based Income Methodologies (Superseded)
S14 - AFDC Income Standards
S21 - Presumptive Eligibility by Hospitals
S25 - Eligibility Groups (Mandatory) - Parents, Caretaker Relatives
S28 - Eligibility Groups (Mandatory) - Pregnant Women
S30 - Eligibility Groups (Mandatory) - Infants, Children under Age 19
S32 - Eligibility Groups (Mandatory) - Adult Group
S33 - Eligibility Groups (Mandatory) - Former Foster Care Children
S50 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Individuals above 133% FPL
S51 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Parents, Caretaker Relatives
S52 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Reasonable Classification under Age 21
S53 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Children w Non IV-E Adoption Assistance
S54 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Optional Targeted Low Income Children
S55 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Individuals with Tuberculosis
S57 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Independent Foster Care Adolescents
S59 - Eligibility Groups (Optional) - Individuals Eligible for Family Planning Services
S88 - Non-Financial Eligibility - State Residency
S94 - General Eligibility Requirements - Eligibility Process

*List of traditional state plan pages superseded by MAGI SPAs

Non-Financial Eligibility - Citizenship and Non-Citizen Eligibility
Eligibility Determinations of Individuals Age 65 or Older or Who Have Blindness or a Disability
MAGI Based Methodologies
Non-MAGI Methodologies
Mandatory Eligibility Groups
Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries
Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiaries
Qualifying Individuals
Optional Eligibility Groups
Individuals Eligible for but Not Receiving Cash Assistance
Individuals Eligible for Cash Except for Institutionalization
Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities - Basic Group
Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities - Medically-Improved Group
Individuals Receiving State Plan Home and Community-Based Services

Presumptive Eligibility

Eligibility and Enrollment Processes - Presumptive Eligibility
Presumptive Eligibility for Children under Age 19
Parents and Other Caretaker Relatives - Presumptive Eligibility
Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women
Adult Group - Presumptive Eligibility
Former Foster Care Children - Presumptive Eligibility

2.1 Application, Determination of Eligibility and Furnishing Medicaid

2.2 Coverage and Conditions of Eligibility

Attachment A: Groups Covered and Agencies Responsible for Eligibility Determinations

Supplement 1: Reasonable classifications of individuals under the age of 18
Supplement 3: Method for determining cost effectiveness of caring for certain disabled children at home

2.3 Residence

2.4 Blindness

2.5 Disability

2.6 Financial Eligibility

Attachment A: Eligibility Conditions and Requirements

Supplement 1: Income eligibility levels
Supplement 2: Resource levels
Supplement 3: Reasonable limits on amounts for necessary medical or remedial care not covered under Medicaid
Supplement 4: Methods for treatment of income that differ from those of the SSI program
Supplement 6: Standards for residential state supplementary payments
Supplement 8a: More liberal methods of treating income under 1902(r)(2)
Supplement 8b: Less restrictive methods of treating resources under 1902(r)(2)
Supplement 8c: More liberal methods of treating resources under 1902(r)(2)
Supplement 9: Transfer of resources
Supplement 9a: Transfer of Assets
Supplement 9b: Transfer of Assets
Supplement 10: Trusts – undue hardship
Supplement 12: Variation from the basic personal needs allowance
Supplement 13: Section 1924 provisions
Supplement 14: Income and resource requirements for tuberculosis infected individuals
Supplement 15: More liberal methods of treating income under Section 1902(r)(2) of the Act
Supplement 16: Asset Verification System
Supplement 17: Disqualification for long-term care assistance for individuals with substantial home equity
Supplement 18: Methodology for Identification of Applicable FMAP Rates

2.7 Medicaid Furnished Out of State

4.1 Methods of Administration

4.2 Hearings for Applicants and Recipients

4.3 Safeguarding Information on Applicants and Recipients

4.4 Medicaid Quality Control

4.5 Medicaid Agency Fraud Detection and Investigation Program

4.6 Reports

4.7 Maintenance of Records

4.8 Availability of Agency Program Manuals

4.9 Reporting Provider Payments to the Internal Revenue Service

4.10 Free Choice of Providers

4.11 Relations with Standard-Setting and Survey Agencies

Attachment A: Standards Setting Authority for Institutions

4.12 Consultation to Medical Facilities

4.13 Required Provider Agreement

4.14 Utilization Control

Attachment B: Multiple Utilization Review Methods for Intermediate Care Facilities

4.15 Inspection of Care in Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded, Facilities Providing Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under 21, and Mental Hospitals

4.16 Relations with State Health and Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and Title V Grantees

Attachment A: Cooperative Arrangements with the Ohio Department of Health
Attachment B: Cooperative Arrangements with the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Attachment G: Cooperative Arrangements with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Attachment N: Cooperative Arrangements with the Ohio Department of Aging
Attachment O: Cooperative Arrangements with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

4.17 Liens and Adjustments or Recoveries

Attachment A: Liens and Adjustments or Recoveries

4.18 Recipient Cost Sharing and Other Similar Charges

Attachment A: Imposed Service Charges on Categorically Needy
Attachment B: Imposed Enrollment Fee Charges for Medically Needy
Attachment C: Imposed Charges for Medically Needy
Attachment D: Premiums Imposed on Low Income Pregnant Women and Infants
Attachment E: Optional Sliding Scale Premiums

4.19 Payments for Services

Attachment A: Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates

Supplement 1: Episode-Based Payments

 Attachment A: Section 5101:3-2-02 General Provisions Hospital Services

 Attachment A: Section 5101:3-2-03 Conditions and Limitations

 Attachment A: Section 5101:3-2-04 Coverage of Hospital Provided Pharmaceutical, Dental, Vision Care, Medical Supply and Equipment, and Ambulance or Ambulette Services

 Attachment A: Section 5101:3-2-25 Coordination of Benefits: Hospital Services

 Attachment A: Section 5101:3-2-40 Precertification Review

 Attachment B: Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rates

Supplement 1: Payment of Medicare A, B, C Deductibles, Coinsurance

Supplement 2: Episode-Based Payments

Attachment C: Nursing Facilities – Leave Days (Supplement 1)
Attachment C: ICF/IID - Bed-Hold Days (Supplement 2)
Attachment C: Developmental Centers--Bed-Hold Days (Supplement 3)
Attachment D: Nursing Facilities – Payment for Services (Supplement 1)
Attachment D: ICF-IID-Payment for Services (Supplement 2)
Attachment D: Developmental Centers-Payment for Services (Supplement 3)
Attachment E: Timely Claims Payment

4.20 Direct Payments to Certain Recipients for Physicians' or Dentists’ Services

4.21 Prohibition Against Reassignment of Provider Claims

4.22 Third Party Liability

Attachment A: Third Party Liability
Attachment B: Third Party Liability
Attachment C: State Method on Cost Effectiveness of Employer-Based Group Health Plans

4.23 Use of Contracts

4.24 Standards for Payments for Nursing Facility and Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded Services

4.25 Program for Licensing Administrators of Nursing Homes

4.26 Drug Utilization Review Program

4.27 Disclosure of Survey Information and Provider or Contractor Evaluation

4.28 Appeals Process

Attachment 4.28-A: Section 001.1: Payment During Appeal for Termination of Non-Revalidation of a Provider Agreement
Attachment 4.28-A: Section 001.2: Payment During Appeal for Termination or Non-Renewal of Medicaid Certification

4.29 Conflict of Interest Provisions

4.30 Exclusion of Providers and Suspension of Practitioners and Other Individuals

4.31 Disclosure of Information by Providers and Fiscal Agents

4.32 Income and Eligibility Verification System

Attachment A: Income and Eligibility Verification System Procedures Requests to Other State Agencies

4.33 Medicaid Eligibility Cards for Homeless Individuals

Attachment A: Method for Issuance of Medicaid Eligibility Cards to Homeless Individuals

Attachment 4.34-A: Advance Directives

4.35 Remedies for Skilled Nursing and Intermediate Care Facilities that do not Meet Requirements of Participation

Attachment A: Nursing Facilities - Eligibility Conditions and Requirements
Attachment B: Nursing Facilities - Termination of Provider Agreement
Attachment C: Nursing Facilities - Temporary Management
Attachment D: Nursing Facilities - Denial of Payment for New Admissions
Attachment E: Nursing Facilities - Civil Money Penalty
Attachment F: Nursing Facilities - State Monitoring
Attachment G: Nursing Facilities - Transfer of Residents
Attachment H: Nursing Facilities - Additional Remedies

4.36 Required Coordination between the Medicaid and WIC Programs

4.39 Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review in Nursing Facilities

Attachment A: Categorical Determinations

4.42 Employee Education About False Claims Recoveries

Attachment A: Compliance Oversight

Attachment 4.43: Cooperation with Medicaid Integrity Program Efforts

4.44 Medicaid Prohibition on Payments to Institutions or Entities Located Outside of the United States

4.46 Provider Screening and Enrollment

4.47 Requiring Publication of Fee-for-Service Provider Directory

Alternative Benefit Plan (ABP)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated that expansion states, such as Ohio, must have an ABP for the adult expansion population, also known as Group VIII (because it is defined in Section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) of the Social Security Act). The ABP is a separate state plan from the traditional Medicaid state plan, although in Ohio, the benefits in the ABP mirror the traditional Medicaid state plan with just a few exceptions to assure mental health parity, also mandated by the ACA.

See CMS' State Health Official Letter #13-001, issued January 16, 2013, for more information regarding the application of mental health parity to Medicaid MCOs, CHIP, and Alternative Benefit Plans.

ABP1 - ABP Populations
ABP2a - Voluntary Benefit Package Selection Assurances - Group VIII
ABP3 - Selection of Benchmark Benefit Package or Benchmark-Equivalent Benefit Package
ABP4 - ABP Cost-Sharing
ABP5 - Benefits Description
ABP7 - Benefits Assurances
ABP8 - Service Delivery Systems
ABP9 - Employer-Sponsored Insurance and Payment of Premiums
ABP10 - General Assurances
ABP11 - Payment Methodology
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Plan

In accordance with Sec. 2101(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, Ohio chose the option of using CHIP to provide benefits as an expansion of the State’s Title XIX Medicaid plan, rather than operating a separate CHIP program.

CHIP State Plan
CS3 - Eligibility for Medicaid Expansion Program
CS14 - Children Ineligible for Medicaid as a Result of the Elimination of Income Disregards