Office of Health Transformation Update April 7, 2016
Ohio Medicaid seeks public comment on Healthy Ohio
The Ohio House of Representatives proposed and the Senate agreed to create a new Healthy Ohio Program in the state budget enacted in June 2015. The legislature's plan requires Ohio Medicaid to seek a federal waiver to mandate enrollment in a Health Savings Account (HSA) for every non-disabled adult enrolled in Medicaid. Ohio Medicaid will post a draft waiver request on April 15, 2016 and seek public comment on the draft from April 15 to May 13 prior to submitting the final request to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).