4/21/20

Health Care Alert: ODM Seeks Federal Approval to Waive Regulatory Requirements, Amend State Plan

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On April 14, 2020, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) submitted a request for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to approve a State Plan Amendment (SPA) and waivers of specified regulatory requirements, including certain requirements applicable to Section 1115 waiver services.  If approved, the requested changes will be retroactive to March 1, 2020 and will continue in effect until the end of the federally declared public health emergency.

The ODM submission was extensive.  Below is a brief overview of some of the requests, which were submitted to CMS.  This is a general summary of the requests, and the implementation may include more detailed requirements, which are not covered in this Health Care Alert

With respect to services authorized under the SPA, ODM requested authority during the COVID-19 pandemic to (among other things):

With respect to DODD waiver services, ODM requested authority during the COVID-19 pandemic to (among other things):

With respect to Ohio Department of Aging and ODM waivers, ODM requested authority during the COVID-19 pandemic to (among other things):

If you have questions about these requested changes and their potential impact on your organization, please contact Suzanne Scrutton, Robin Amicon, Robin Canowitz or your regular Vorys attorney.  

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