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Ohio Medicaid Making Relief Payments Available to Healthcare Providers

Yesterday, the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM) announced a program to give direct relief payments to certain Medicaid healthcare providers. Specifically, the state is allocating dollars it received from the CARES Act to “provide assistance to providers of essential Medicaid services to offset some of the added cost of the COVID-19 pandemic and support the continuation of services through this emergency for the individual they serve.”

To find out more about the distribution and to assess your eligibility, review the following steps and guidance provided by the Office of Budget and Management.


Next Steps for Providers to Access these Funds:

  • Find all Informational details at:

  • Providers will need to register to receive the funds through the OBM portal. Select the Provider Relief Payment section and scroll down to the bottom of the page to register.

  • A webinar will be held on July 27, 2020, at 1:30 PM to review the use of the portal. All the department directors or designees will be available to answer questions. The webinar will be taped and made available for later viewing.

  • If additional questions, please email


As a final note, this is an unprecedented distribution of funds to a very large number of providers and organizations. Please be assured that OBM is working to distribute the funds as quickly as possible but are continuing to build the functionality of the portal. It will take several weeks to achieve a timely turnaround, so we ask for your patience during this start up period.



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