Office of Health Transformation Update July 1, 2016
Ohio Medicaid Submits Healthy Ohio Waiver
During consideration of the state budget enacted June 30, 2015, the Ohio General Assembly included a provision that required the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to seek federal permission to mandate enrollment in a Health Savings Account for every non-disabled adult enrolled in Medicaid. On June 30, 2016, ODM submitted a Section 1115 waiver request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Healthy Ohio Program. CMS will post Ohio's waiver request online and invite public comment. There is no formal deadline for CMS to respond to the state for 1115 waiver decisions.