In January 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a federal public health emergency (PHE) associated with COVID-19. This step enabled Medicaid to enact emergency guidelines aimed at providing safe, quality care during the crisis. The 2020 passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) also introduced new federal dollars through Medicaid programs with the condition of maintaining enrollees and benefit levels until the end of the PHE. When HHS ends the PHE, enhanced federal funding ends as well, and Medicaid agencies nationwide will resume normal eligibility operations.
Ohio Medicaid COVID-19 Resources
Use this webpage to find the resources, guidance, and information you need about Ohio Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor DeWine and ODM have worked aggressively to implement many policy changes and sought federal waivers to remove barriers to ensure timely care and protect the health and well-being of the millions of Ohioans who depend on Ohio Medicaid.