Ohio Balancing Incentives Program


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

~~“Ohio Benefits Long-Term Services and Supports (OBLTSS)
The Ohio Department of Medicaid is committed to removing barriers and expanding access to long-term services and supports received in community-based settings. In conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation and additional state agencies, the Ohio Department of Medicaid participated in the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP). The Ohio Benefits Long-Term Services and Supports (OBLTSS) program was created from the state’s involvement in BIP.

Through the Balancing Incentive Program Ohio earned over $180 million in matched funds, to improve access to home and community-based long-term services and supports (LTSS). Participating states were required to:
◾Establish a no-wrong-door/single entry point system eligibility determination and enrollment system;
◾Implement a case management system that is free of conflicts of interest; and
◾Develop core standardized assessments.

The OBLTSS program meets all the requirements set forth by BIP and creates a unified way for individuals to connect to the various home and community-based programs and services for which they may be eligible. This new “front door” for information streamlines the process for individuals and their families to learn more about vital long-term services and supports information and resources.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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