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April 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Guidance and FAQ Updates

The Ohio Department of Medicaid has provided guidance and FAQ’s regarding the latest updates on COVID-19 impacting OHCW, PASSPORT, and MyCare providers.

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February 19, 2020 - Public Comment Period for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Amendments

The below waivers amendments are available for public comment. The comment period will be held from February 15, 2020 to March 15, 2020.


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February 11, 2020 - NOTICE: Effective November 25, 2019, ALL Medicaid providers are required (OAC 5160-1-17 (D)) to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number.

NOTICE: Effective November 25, 2019, ALL Medicaid providers are required (OAC 5160-1-17 (D)) to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number. If you currently do not have an NPI, the following information is a guide to help you understand and obtain your required NPI.


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September 5, 2019 - ICD-10 Update - January 1, 2019 Implementation Date - Requirement for All Atypical / Non-Diagnosing Providers to Report ICD-10 on Claims

Revised MAL 626-A and the FAQ for the requirement that all non-diagnosing providers report diagnosis codes on claims starting January 1, 2020 has been posted to ODM’s MAL webpage.


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Ordering, Referring, Prescribing (ORP) Requirements:

For more information visit the ODM ORP Web page here.


Changes to the Transitions Carve Out Waiver

Beginning February 1, 2015 and ending no later than June 30, 2015; Individuals enrolled on the Transitions Carve Out Waiver will be moving over to the Passport/Choices waivers. Providers who serve these individuals will need go through the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) certification process. Please go to the following website with questions about ODA certification:


Additional information and answers related to the Transitions Carve Out Waiver changes, click here.


Online Mandatory Provider Training

This notice is to inform all providers of services to individuals on an Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) home and community-based services waiver of mandatory training on incident management. An "incident" is an alleged, suspected or actual event that is not consistent with the routine care of, and/or service delivery to, an individual enrolled on an ODM waiver.


To complete this requirement, providers have the option to view the training at: Agencies also may choose to train their employees in a different manner. Regardless of how providers complete this training, they must document in writing that they have reviewed the rule.


In addition, upon entering into a Medicaid provider agreement, and annually thereafter, all providers must acknowledge in writing they have reviewed Ohio Administrative Code Rule 5160-45-05 Ohio department of Medicaid (ODM)-administered waiver program: incident management system, which can be found at


Questions may be directed to ODM's contracted Provider Oversight Contractor, Public Consulting Group (PCG) at 1-877-908-1746


Public Consulting Group (PCG) and its PCG division have partnered with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to provide Provider Oversight and Incident Management for its Home and Community-Based Services Waiver programs, the Ohio Home Care Waiver. PCG enrolls waiver providers, conducts provider oversight as well as incident investigations in coordination with providers, case management agencies, local agencies, and the many state sister agencies of ODM.  


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For more information about Public Consulting Group and how we can assist you in delivering or receiving Home and Community Based Waiver Services, please contact us at the following:

Public Consulting Group
Provider Oversight
Ohio HCBS Waivers

155 East Broad Street 8th Floor Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 877-908-1746
Fax: 614-386-1344