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5101:2-42-66 Administrative procedures for comprehensive health care for children in placement

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Please Note: This rule is under review for 30 days for a five year rule review. This rule regards voluntary custody, independent living and health checks for children in agency custody. The review will concentrate on clarifying areas of the rules for a clearer understanding for the PCSA/PCPA.

(A) The early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program is a federally mandated program of comprehensive preventive health services available to medicaid-eligible individuals from birth through age twenty years. In Ohio, the program is called healthchek and is administered by the county department of job and family services (CDJFS). A healthchek screening examination or its equivalent constitutes comprehensive health care for all children in placement.

(B) The public children services agency (PCSA), private child placing agency (PCPA) or private noncustodial agency (PNA) shall develop written interagency procedures to implement comprehensive health care for children in placement between the CDJFS and custody holding agency, if applicable. Interagency procedures shall include a tracking system to inform the other party of healthchek activity and training to implement comprehensive health care for children in placement.

(C) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall review and amend the interagency procedures developed pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, as needed.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/04/2013 and 09/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03, 5153.16
Rule Amplifies: 5103.03, 5153.16
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/87 (Emer.), 12/27/87, 1/1/89, 1/1/90, 5/1/93, 10/1/97, 02/01/03, 4/20/2008

Prior History: (Effective: 04/20/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/31/2007 and 02/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03, 5153.16
Rule Amplifies: 5103.03, 5153.16
Prior Effective Dates: 9/28/87 (Emer.), 12/27/87, 1/1/89, 1/1/90, 5/1/93, 10/1/97, 02/01/03 )
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In Ohio, the program is called healthchek and is administered by the county...
Jeff Felton
02-22-2018 (10:58am)
HealthCheck seems now to be the responsibility of the MCO rather than the County JFS as fee-for-service environment is no longer the primary funding structure.
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In regards to: In Ohio, the program is called healthchek and is administered by the county department of job and family services (CDJFS).
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The early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program ...
PCSAO
03-02-2018 (3:49pm)
EPSDT is a requirement of the Medicaid program and it’s contracted managed care plans (MCPs), not the CDJFS and the PCSA. The terminology “administered by the county department of job and family services, while true, confuses the obligations, which fall on the Medicaid program and its MCPs.
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In regards to: The early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) program is a federally mandated program of comprehensive preventive health services available to medicaid-eligible individuals from birth through age twenty years. In Ohio, the program is called healthchek and is administered by the county department of job and family services (CDJFS). A healthchek screening examination or its equivalent constitutes comprehensive health care for all children in placement.
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(B) The public children services agency (PCSA), private child placing agenc...
PCSAO
03-02-2018 (3:56pm)
Currently, these intra-agency policies do exist, but they do not have any practical relevance because the CDJFS has little direct responsibility in assuring comprehensive health care. As mentioned above, the Medicaid program and its MCPs have statutory responsibility to assure access to health care services for all children, including those in the custody of PCSAs. PCSA and providers must work with the Medicaid program and the MCPs to assure access to services for children in custody. Instead of focusing on interagency policies, this section should instead discuss the shared and overlapping responsibilities and duties for these parties related to assuring comprehensive health care needs are met for children in placement.
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In regards to: (B) The public children services agency (PCSA), private child placing agency (PCPA) or private noncustodial agency (PNA) shall develop written interagency procedures to implement comprehensive health care for children in placement between the CDJFS and custody holding agency, if applicable. Interagency procedures shall include a tracking system to inform the other party of healthchek activity and training to implement comprehensive health care for children in placement. (C) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall review and amend the interagency procedures developed pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule, as needed.