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Important update from ARC of Ohio

Your Input is needed!! We urge you to send you comments, specifically as they relate to parents of minor children being permitted to be paid providers. So many parents cannot work outside their home because their child’s challenges. Even if your children are grown, support parents who still struggle every day and send in your personal story!  

Requesting Input for Appendix K Flexibilities

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is seeking your feedback on the flexibilities provided through the Appendix K authority during the Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE). Prior to the end of the PHE, the State of Ohio must make decisions about which, if any, flexibilities to seek approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to keep permanently in the three 1915(c) waivers administered by DODD.
Therefore, ODM and DODD are asking for public input on which flexibilities were effective.
* The specific flexibilities provided by Appendix K include, but are not limited to,
– shared living and homemaker/personal care on the same day,
– parents of minor children having permission to be paid providers,
– onboarding flexibilities,
– respite extensions, and
– prior authorization flexibility.
The email addresses to send feedback are
HCBSpolicy@medicaid.ohio.gov and waiverfeedback@dodd.ohio.gov
ODM and DODD will compile all input for consideration and will share feedback through various means.