During the five-year demonstration period, Ohio seeks to:
- Increase rates of identification, initiation, and engagement in treatment for SUD
- Increase adherence to and retention in treatment
- Reduce overdose deaths, particularly those due to opioids
- Reduce use of emergency departments and inpatient hospital settings for treatment when the utilization is preventable or medically inappropriate through improved access to other continuum of care services
- Reduce readmissions to inpatient hospital settings or higher level of care when the readmission is preventable or medically inappropriate
- Improve access to care for physical health conditions among individuals with an SUD
“Through this demonstration, Ohio maintains essential access to SUD treatment services during a critical time in Ohio’s efforts to confront the opioid epidemic,” said Maureen Corcoran, director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
A central part of the SUD 1115* demonstration waiver focuses on enhancing residential treatment services as a crucial component in the continuum of SUD benefits by permitting Ohio to receive federal funding for Medicaid services for individuals with an OUD and/or SUD who temporarily reside in inpatient or residential treatment facilities.
This webpage will serve as the central repository of information and communication related to Ohio’s SUD 1115 SUD Waiver.