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State Dealing With Backlog Of Medicaid Applications

A backlog in processing applications for Ohio Medicaid eligibility continues to delay health care and cause financial difficulties for providers. 

More than 88 thousand Ohioans who've applied are waiting for their applications to be processed, with nearly two-thirds waiting 45 days or longer. Caseworkers at county human services offices review Medicaid applications. The Ohio Job and Family Services Directors Association says policy changes, a new online eligibility system and insufficient staffing contribute to the backlog. 

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