The medicaid director, in consultation with the director of developmental disabilities, may develop and implement within the medicaid program a system under which eligible individuals with chronic conditions, as defined in the "Social Security Act," section 1945 (h)(1), 42 U.S.C. 1396w-4(h)(1), who also have mental retardation or other developmental disabilities may receive health home services, as defined in the "Social Security Act," section 1945 (h)(4), 42 U.S.C. 1396w-4(h)(4). Any such system shall focus on the needs of individuals and have as its goal improving services and outcomes under the medicaid program by improving integration of long-term care services and supportive services with primary and acute health care services.
In developing any system under this section, the directors shall consult with representatives of county boards of developmental disabilities, the Ohio provider resource association, and the arc of Ohio. The directors may consult with any other individuals or entities that have an interest in the well being of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.