The rules in Chapter 5101:1-41 of the Administrative Code set forth the application and eligibility requirements for implementation of the federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000 (BCCPTA) ( Public Law 106-354, 42 U.S.C. 1396a ) in Ohio. The BCCPTA authorizes a new optional category of medicaid to provide full medicaid benefits to certain individuals who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer, breast or cervical pre-cancerous conditions, and/or breast or cervical early stage cancer. Section 5111.0110 of the Revised Code authorizes this optional category of medicaid. The goals of the BCCPTA are as follows:
(A) To improve access to needed breast and cervical cancer treatment for uninsured women identified under the national breast and cervical cancer early detection program (NBCCEDP) as needing such treatment;
(B) To facilitate the prompt enrollment in medicaid and immediate access to services for women who are in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer;
(C) To ensure that needed treatment begins as early as possible; and
(D) To coordinate activities between medicaid and public health agencies, including but not limited to application procedures and case management.