Medicaid Managed Care Clarification - Dec 6, 2016
Individuals receiving waiver services recently received a letter from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) regarding managed care enrollment. The phrasing of the letter created confusion and ODM has since clarified itself.
Individuals enrolled in a Home and Community-Based Services waiver may choose to enroll in managed care instead of the traditional fee-for-service program, but enrollment is 100% optional. If individuals choose to enroll, their Medicaid services will be authorized through the managed care plan. If individuals do not choose to enroll, the way they receive services will not change.
You can learn more from DODD's FAQ on Managed Care here.