Are your patients eligible for Medicaid coverage?
On Oct. 1, Ohio launched a new website to help Ohioans know whether they qualify for Medicaid. By going to the website: www.benefits.ohio.gov Ohioans will be able to complete an application on-line. Ohio decided to design its new website with parameters built in to expand Medicaid up to 366,000 additional Ohioans should the legislature decide to accept federal money to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Through the new website, individuals will receive immediate notice as to whether or not they qualify for Medicaid coverage. Those who do not qualify for Medicaid will be directed to other opportunities for coverage through the federal health insurance exchange.