Office of Health Transformation Update
October 11, 2013
CMS approves Ohio's plan to extend Medicaid coverage
On September 26, 2013, the Ohio Medicaid director submitted a State Plan Amendment (SPA) seeking to extend Medicaid coverage. On October 10, 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Ohio's SPA. As a result, federal funds are available to extend Medicaid coverage in Ohio beginning January 1, 2014.
Ohio Medicaid requests Controlling Board approval to extend coverage
On October 11, 2013, the Ohio Medicaid director submitted a Controlling Board request seeking authorization to spend federal-only funds to extend Medicaid coverage. Controlling Board approval on October 21, 2013 is the only action that is required to extend Medicaid coverage in Ohio beginning January 1, 2014.
Ohio's authority to extend Medicaid coverage
State Plan Amendment
Controlling Board request
Benefits of extending coverage
Support for extending coverage
Recent Medicaid reforms