Potential Changes to Ohio CMH Program

Here are some key facts about CMH changes: (02/28/2017 0900 hrs posted)

  • The purpose of proposal is to ensure a sustainable program for children with medical handicaps that continues the commitment to provide medically necessary services for Ohio’s most vulnerable children.
  • Current CMH clients who are not Medicaid-eligible will be grandfathered into the existing ODH program, and Medicaid-eligible clients will move to the new Ohio Medicaid CMH program where they will continue to receive medically necessary services and care coordination just as in the existing program.
  • The new Ohio Medicaid CMH program will maintain a safety net for clients who do not qualify for Medicaid but who meet the program’s financial eligibility criteria.

(posting below on 02/27/2017)

It looks like the Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) Program may undergo major changes effective 7/1/17 and 1/1/18. Governor Kasich’s proposed budget includes provisions for building a sustainable program for CMH. It creates a new Ohio Medicaid CMH program as the primary payer for CMH services; aims to improve the quality of care for Ohio’s most vulnerable children; grandfathers current CMH participants into the existing program until they age out or their medical or financial eligibility changes; provides CMH services for Medicaid eligible children; maintains a safety net program for those not eligible for Medicaid; simplifies financial eligibility to ensure children and their families with the greatest need have a sustainable CMH program available in the future; continues a holistic patient centered approach; ensures that al; CMH clients receive medically necessary services; maximizes taxpayer resources by utilizing existing Medicaid infrastructure, processes, and expertise to manage program eligibility determination and claims processing.

For more info, visit http://www.healthtransformation.ohio.gov/BUDGETS.aspx.

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Food safety class announcement

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Cribs for Kids

Did you know that 3 infants die in Ohio each week in sleep-related incidents? The Meigs County Health Department partners with Cribs for Kids® to provide pack ‘n plays for infants who don’t have a safe place to sleep. If you know of anyone who needs this service, please have them call the health department at 740-992-6626.  Guidelines are: Meigs County resident, infant under 12 months (or mom in 3rd trimester), no crib or safe place in which to sleep, eligible to receive WIC (doesn’t have to be on WIC). **Please share**

 Flu Shot Schedule

The Meigs County Health Dept. (MCHD) will administer flu shots on Tuesdays from 9-11AM and 1-3PM beginning Sept. 27th at its offices. Other weekdays require appointments. 

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EVZIO Auto-Injector Naloxone Kit  

The MCHD Announces the availability of the new EVZIO Auto-Injector Naloxone Kit to be used in the case of a suspected opioid overdose.

 The Meigs County Health Department is now offering the EVZIO Auto-Injector (injectable Naloxone) effective December 2016. The EVZIO Kit replaces the former Project DAWN Kits (nasal Naloxone) that the department has offered for over a year. The EVZIO Auto-Injector offers Naloxone by injection, much like an Epi Pen. Trained individuals receive a EVZIO Auto-Injector kit that contains the medication, along with education of other lifesaving measures, such as rescue breathing, to be used in the event of a suspected opioid overdose,.

We currently have 100 kits in stock, and those kits are FREE to community members who have an interest and are willing to come to the Health Department to be trained to use them. Training takes less than one hour and can be done on an individual basis or as a group.

Please call Sherry Hayman, RN, at 740-992-6626 Ext. 1036 to set up an appointment.

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This website has been constructed to educate the public about proper needle disposal. The goal is to prevent, promote, and protect. Our hopes with this webpage and campaign are to educate the public in order to prevent accidental needle sticks. (Click on the link below.)


Insurance for Vaccines

The Meigs County Health Department uses Vaxcare to supply vaccines for adults and children aged birth through 18 who have commercial insurance coverage.

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Shingles Immunizations

Meigs County Health Department has Zostavax vaccine to prevent herpes zoster (shingles). Each Tuesday is walk-in shot clinic from 9-11AM and 1-3PM.

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