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The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) administers the Ohio Home Care Program (OhioHCP) through the Bureau of Long Term Care Services & Supports. Learn more and request services>>>

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News & Program Updates

MITS Portal Down 10/10 - 10/14

The MITS portal will soon undergo required maintenance to enhance its systems and networks. Because of this work, MITS will be unavailable from 6:00pm Friday, October 10 until 6:00am Tuesday, October 14. Please refrain from submitting claims and checking eligibility during this time. MITS will be available for use following the completion of this work.

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In-Person Training for:
Home and Community Based Waiver Providers

Public Consulting Group, on behalf of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, will be conducting (3) trainings around the State.

Registration is required, deadline is September 30th. Minimum of 10 registered providers are needed per site in order to conduct in-person training at that site.

Register at www.ohiohcbs.pcgus.com, click on "News" and locate "Upcoming In-Person Trainings" to complete registration form.

If you have already participated in a PCG training session via computer or in-person, you are not required to attend one of the above trainings. For questions, please call 1-877-908-1746.

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New ICD-10 Compliance Date

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a final rule setting 10-1-2015 as the new ICD-10 compliance date. The rule also requires use of ICD-9 until 9-30-2015. Please prepare now for the conversion. If your organization is interested in testing, please contact your trading partner and/or Ohio Medicaid's testing team by emailing the address listed below:
MITS_CGTESTING@medicaid.ohio.gov

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New Healthchek Referral Form

See the State Healthcheck Plan Referral Form linked below. This form can be completed and submitted to refer individuals for services through the Healthcheck Plan.

Click to access the Healthcheck Form

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Choking Prevention Tips

People with developmental disabilities are at a high risk for choking. Those providing care can help reduce these risks, provide timely care, and potentially save a life. This Alert will provide signs that may indicate a person is choking and what you can do to help.

Click to view Choking Prevention Tips

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Summer Safety Tips

Summer is an enjoyable time to be outside and visit with family and friends. However, with the warm weather comes some risk. We hope that you will have a fun and safe summer by taking a few simple precautions to protect yourself and those you serve.

Click to view Summer Safety Tips

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Mandatory Provider Training

This notice is to inform all providers of services to individuals on an Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) home and community-based services waiver of mandatory training on incident management. An "incident" is an alleged, suspected or actual event that is not consistent with the routine care of, and/or service delivery to, an individual enrolled on an ODM waiver. The mandatory training can be viewed here. In addition, upon entering into a Medicaid provider agreement, and annually thereafter, all providers must acknowledge in writing they have reviewed Ohio Administrative Code Rule 5160-45-05 Ohio department of Medicaid (ODM)-administered waiver program: incident management system, which can be found here. Questions may be directed to ODM's contracted Provider Oversight Contractor, Public Consulting Group (PCG) at 1-877-908-1746.

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New ICD-10 Information

For information about ICD-10  please see: Click here to access ICD-10 information

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Direct Service Workers needed!

Ohio DSW Initiative is looking for 150-200 Direct Service Workers (DSW) to aid individuals needing assistance in order to participate in activities of daily life. You can enter the qualification testing process by scheduling a test event before May 1, 2014.

Click to access the full details of this opportunity & schedule a test event!

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Mandatory ICD-10 Codes

Claims for all health care services on or after 10-1-14 and inpatient hospital with date of discharge on or after 10-1-14 must use ICD-10 diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes. Claims that do not use ICD-10 will be denied.

For more information click this link

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After Hours Phone Numbers
for Waiver Contractors

The following are the toll-free, after hour telephone numbers for the Ohio Home Care Waiver and Transitions Carve Out Waiver Case Management contractors. 

CareStar:  800-616-3718
CareSource Marietta:  855-288-0003
CareSource Cleveland:  855-263-9003
Council on Aging:  855-372-6176

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Attention: MyCareOhio Recipients

If you are currently enrolled on the Ohio Home Care or Transitions Care Out Waiver, are over the age of 18 and are receiving both Medicare and Medicaid, you may soon be eligible to be enrolled in MyCareOhio depending on your county.

Click here for general MyCareOhio info

Click here for MyCareOhio FAQs

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:
Ohio Medicaid Individual Hotline:
Phone: (800) 324-8680
(Aquí se habla español.)

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ALERT - Winter Weather

The purpose of this Alert is to provide critical information to caregivers on Winter Weather precautions. People with developmental disabilities are at a high risk for injury due to falls and exposure to inclement weather. Those providing care can reduce these risks and seek immediate medical care when needed.

Click here to access the full details

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ALERT - Flu Prevention

The purpose of this Alert is to encourage all individuals and caregivers to be vaccinated for the flu. The single best way to protect against the Flu is to get vaccinated each fall.

Click here to access the full details

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ALERT: ICD-10 Update Available

Click here to access the full details

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ALERT - TDD Provider Reviews

The Office of Provider Standards and Review (OPSR) will be conducting compliance reviews for Independent TDD waiver providers from September through mid-December 2013. Each Independent TDD provider is required to have a review by 12/19/2013. If you have already had a TDD review conducted by DODD in March/April/May of this year, you do not need to attend any of these additional reviews.

Click here to read the full alert details

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New Provider Oversight Contractor

Ohio recently selected a new provider oversight contractor for providers who deliver services to individuals on the Ohio Home Care Waiver and Transitions Carve-Out Waiver. The organization that was awarded the statewide provider oversight contract is Public Consulting Group Inc. (PCG).

Click here to read a letter from the Ohio Office of Medical Assistance to providers about the new provider oversight contractor.

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Looking for assistance on MITS?

Let the Office of Medical Assistance (OMA) know by responding to a quick survey located at  http://jfs.ohio.gov/mits/MITS-Provider-Training.stm  and http://jfs.ohio.gov/OHP/provider.stm.  The survey will be available through April 30th.  OMA will use the results to develop training to meet the specific needs of providers.

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