Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ohio Stops Using Medicaid Funds to Pay Guardians of People with Disabilities

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities stopped seeking Medicaid funding to pay for protective services for thousands of adults after state auditors questioned the agency's accounting for more than $1.3 million in program costs.
To avoid any interruption in services for the mentally retarded and disabled, Director John Martin said he is using non-Medicaid tax dollars to cover the expense.
"These are vital services," he said.

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