WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU APPLY

Step 1: Case Review

After you apply, you may get a checklist asking for more information if we need it. If you need help getting the information, contact the agency. After the agency has everything, it may take up to 30 days to make a decision. If you are applying for disability benefits, it can take longer. Warren County JFS, Division of Human Services works applications and submitted verifications in the order they are received.

Your case will be reviewed every 12 months. If there are any changes in your household that might affect your eligibility in between your review times, you need to notify the agency within 10 days.


Step 2: Approval

When you are first approved for Medicaid you are automatically enrolled in our Fee-For-Service coverage. You will get a letter in the mail with your Medicaid card and can start using services right away. If you stay on the Fee-For-Service plan, you will get a new card every month.

Ohio Medicaid has a statewide network of providers including hospitals, family practice doctors, pharmacies and durable medical equipment companies. Under the Fee-For-Service plan these providers bill Medicaid directly for health care services they provide to you. You should ask the provider if they accept Medicaid before you schedule an appointment.


Step 3: Managed Care

Most people are automatically approved for Medicaid Managed Care coverage. Shortly after you get on Medicaid you will get a letter asking you to choose a Medicaid Managed Care plan (MCP). Managed Care plans send one permanent card when you enroll. Keep this card for as long as you are on the plan. The plan will also send you information on your doctors, health services and scope of coverage from your plan.

For more information regarding the Managed Care options in Warren County please visit the Managed Care page on this website.