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The Ohio Department of Medicaid is working to make access to care easier and more flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency, in partnership with the Governor’s office, our sister agencies as well as managed care plans, providers and consumers, has:

  • Expanded telehealth services to include a wide array of medical, clinical and behavioral health providers and counselors
  • Eased technology restrictions on patient-physician interaction to deliver telehealth services
  • Reduced prior authorization requirements to for many medical and behavioral services
  • Enhanced pharmacy benefits, eliminating in- and out-of-network restrictions, pharmaceutical co-pays while increasing pharmacy reimbursements for over the counter medications
  • Enabled nursing home and congregate care members to access telehealth services with no prior authorization

Learn more about the emergency provisions now in place for Medicaid beneficiaries and their providers

OHIO MEDICAID EMERGENCY TELEHEALTH GUIDANCE