Ohio Medicaid Prescription Program Changes

by Emily Baird on February 3, 2010 at 3:45 am

The state of Ohio is making some changes in the Ohio Medicaid Presciption Program.

It’s moving individuals under managed care prescription plans back to regular Medicaid prescription coverage. The change went into effect Monday.

"In that they may incur co-payments for name-brand prescriptions that will be a two dollar co-pay and for prescriptions that require prior authorization because there’s a prescription on them, it will be a three dollar co-pay, " says Muskingum County Job and Family Services Supervisor, Dana McKean.

All individuals affected by the change were notified through a letter, but McKean says his office has received calls from some individuals who have run into a couple problems with the change.

"There have been individuals that didn’t receive their new card, and there are some individuals that may not have gotten notice because of address changes and things like that, " says McKean.

If you have any questions, you are asked to call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680.