MyCare Ohio FAQ

MyCare Ohio Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is MyCare Ohio?

MyCare Ohio is a managed care program designed for Ohioans who receive BOTH Medicaid and Medicare benefits. This program has a team approach to coordinating your care based on your needs – a team with you at the center.
The MyCare Ohio plan that you choose will provide all of the same benefits that Medicare and Medicaid offer, including long-term care services and behavioral health. Plus, your MyCare Ohio plans may include additional services to their members. There is no additional cost to participate in this program.
You have two choices for receiving your MyCare Ohio benefits:
  1. Dual-Benefits: A MyCare Ohio plan provides both the Medicare and Medicaid benefits for members. Members are eligible to receive added benefits of the plan, such as $0 copayments for prescription drugs covered by Medicare, additional transportation services, etc.
  2. Medicaid-Only Benefits: A MyCare Ohio plan only covers Medicaid-covered services. Members will continue to receive prescription drugs through their Part D plans and any associated co-payments. Your Medicare benefits would be provided through traditional Medicare or through a private insurance company, commonly referred to as a “Part C” plan.

2. How do I know if I must enroll and which plan to choose?

MyCare Ohio is only available in 29 counties. Not all plans are available in each of the 29 counties. Choose your county to find out which plans are available in your area and your enrollment options. Please note that if your county is not in the list, it means that MyCare Ohio is not available in your county.
To compare plan benefits, please refer to this comparison chart.


3. Do I have to sign up for MyCare Ohio?

You must enroll in a MyCare Ohio plan if you:
You cannot enroll in a MyCare Ohio plan if you:
If you are eligible for MyCare Ohio and do not make a choice of a MyCare Ohio plan, a plan will be selected for you.

4. Do I have to have the MyCare Ohio plan cover my Medicare benefits?

You do not have to receive your Medicare benefits from your MyCare Ohio plan. You may choose to continue to receive your Medicare benefits in the way you do today. However, your Medicaid benefits will only be available through a MyCare Ohio plan.

5. Why should I elect to receive dual-benefits from a MyCare Ohio plan?

Among many reasons, the primary benefit is coordination of all of a person’s services, both medical and behavioral and long-term care. The current Medicare and Medicaid services are confusing and difficult to navigate and there is not a single entity which is accountable for the whole person. MyCare Ohio dual benefits members also only have to carry one medical coverage card. MyCare Ohio offers members: one point of contact, person-centered care, seamless across services and settings, easy navigation for members and providers, and wellness, prevention, coordination and community-based services. MyCare Ohio dual-benefits enrollment integrates care coordination through a care team, led by the member, to ensure that all parties are knowledgeable of and involved in a member’s care.
The MyCare Ohio plan benefit package includes all benefits available through the traditional Medicare and Medicaid programs, including long-term care services both in the community and in a nursing facility as well as behavioral health services. MyCare Ohio plans may also elect to include supplemental ‘value-added’ benefits in their benefit packages, such as additional transportation, over-the-counter allowances, member rewards, and other benefits. Members should contact their plans’ member services or consult their member handbooks to learn more about their MyCare Ohio plan benefits.

6. What about medical services I already have approved or scheduled? What if my doctor or hospital is not in the MyCare Ohio plan network?

MyCare Ohio plans are required to provide transition of care benefits for non-contracted providers of many services, including physician and pharmacy. After the transition period, members must utilize providers who are within the MyCare Ohio plans provider network. Members can contact their plans’ Member Services department, visit the plans’ websites, or utilize the provider search available on the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at http://www.ohiomh.com/home/findaprovider.

7. How can I reach my MyCare Ohio plan’s member services?

The Member Services Numbers for MyCare Ohio Plans:

8. I am currently enrolled in a MyCare Ohio plan but I recently moved to a county that is not part of the MyCare Ohio program. What happens now?

When you move to a county that does not have MyCare Ohio, enrollment in MyCare Ohio will end on the last day the month.