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Specialized Recovery Services (SRS) For Providers

The Specialized Recovery Services (SRS) program was created in August of 2016, and initially served individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) who have income up to 300% of Federal Benefit Rate (FBR).

The program expanded in July 2017 to also include individuals with a diagnosed chronic condition (DCC), e.g., HIV/AIDS, end stage renal disease (ESRD), sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, and hemophilia, or who are active on the solid organ or soft tissue transplant waiting list.

Beginning on July 1, 2018, the program made key eligibility changes, including removing the requirement for receipt of SSI/SSDI benefits as a condition of eligibility, and removing disability determinations for DCC individuals over-65 and for ESRD individuals regardless of age (SSA disability is still required for the SPMI and DCC under-65 populations).

Access Qualifying Diagnosis Appendix

Eligibility Criteria Checklist

How Providers can assist with the enrollment process

Providers should be prepared to assist with this enrollment process by identifying individuals likely to be eligible for SRS and ensuring that they are connected to a recovery manager.

If a provider believes an individual may be eligible for the SRS program, but that person has not received a letter from Medicaid, the provider should contact ODM via secure email at BHCP@medicaid.ohio.gov, with the subject line: SRS Program Referrals.

Please use the provider toolkit as a guide for providers to better understand the SRS program, services available, and how to support individuals to enroll. Additionally, instructions to send a secure email referral as well as an editable referral template to track referrals can be found below.

Provider Toolkit

Secure Email Instructions for Referrals

Referral Template