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Member Handbook 2021 | Ohio Medicaid CareSource | Member Handbook

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Member Services Phone: 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mailing Address: 230 N. Main Street Dayton, Ohio, 45402 Online: CareSource.com The Member Services phone number and website are listed at the bottom of each page of this handbook. CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line: 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) CareSource Transportation Services: 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) Hours of Operation: CareSource is open for business Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CareSource is closed* on: • New Year’s Day - January 1, 2021 • Memorial Day - May 25, 2021 • Independence Day - July 3, 2021 • Labor Day - September 7, 2021 • November 26, 2021 • November 27, 2021 • December 24, 2021 • December 27, 2021 *Our CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line is open 24/7, 365 days a year, along with observed holidays.

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Table Of Contents

Welcome ...... 2 Continuing Current Treatment Plans And Care ...... 3 New Member Information ...... 3 Current Prescription Coverage...... 3 Your Membership Identification (ID) Card ...... 4 Member Services ...... 6 Interpreter Services ...... 6 CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line ...... 7 My CareSource® ...... 7 CareSource Mobile App ...... 8 Services Covered by CareSource ...... 9 Behavioral Health Services ...... 10 Dental Services ...... 10 Vision Services ...... 10 Services Not Covered by CareSource ...... 10 Services Not Covered by CareSource Unless Medically Necessary ...... 11 Frequency Limitations ...... 11 Benefits ...... 12 Benefits At-A-Glance ...... 12 Benefits Guide ...... 16 Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) ...... 22 Choosing A PCP ...... 22 Changing Your PCP ...... 22 Doctor Appointments ...... 23 Preventive Care...... 23 Where To Get Care ...... 24 Primary Care Provider (PCP) ...... 24 Telehealth ...... 24 Convenience Care Clinics ...... 25 Urgent Care Centers ...... 26 Emergency Services ...... 26

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . II Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Follow-Up Care (Also Called Post-Stabilization Care) ...... 27 When You Can See A Non-Network Provider...... 27 When You Travel Outside Of Our Service Area...... 28 Emergency Or Urgent Care Outside Of Our Service Area ...... 28 Care Management Services...... 29 Additional CareSource Benefits...... 31 CareSource Life Services® ...... 31 MyStrengthSM ...... 31 Express BankingTM ...... 31 CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line...... 32 Disease Management Program...... 32 KidsHealth® ...... 32 MyHealth ...... 32 Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) ...... 32 Transportation (Rides) ...... 33 Incentives And Rewards ...... 35 Babies First® ...... 35 Kids First ...... 36 Women First ...... 37 Healthchek ...... 39 Prescription Drugs ...... 41 Medication Therapy Management ...... 42 Medication Disposal ...... 42 Coordinated Services Program (CSP) ...... 43 Medicaid Eligibility And Other Health Insurance...... 44 Your Membership Rights ...... 45 Your Membership Responsibilities ...... 47 CareSource Notice Of Privacy Practices...... 48 Your Rights ...... 48 Your Choices ...... 49 Consent To Share Health Information ...... 49 Other Uses And Disclosures ...... 50 Our Responsibilities ...... 51

If youIf have you questions,have questions, please call please Member call Services Member at <1-800-488-0134 Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: or 711) 1-800-750-0750 or 711) III Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

How To Let CareSource Know If You Are Unhappy Or Do Not Agree With A Decision We Made – Appeals And Grievances ...... 53 State Hearings...... 55 Membership Terminations...... 56 Ending Your MCP Membership ...... 56 Choosing A New Plan ...... 56 Just Cause Membership Terminations ...... 56 Things To Keep In Mind If You End Your Membership ...... 57 Optional Membership Terminations ...... 57 Exclusions – Individuals That Are Not Permitted To Join A Medicaid MCP ...... 58 Can CareSource End My Membership?...... 58 Fraud, Waste And Abuse ...... 59 If You Suspect Fraud, Waste Or Abuse...... 60 Advance Directives ...... 61 Quality Health Care ...... 63 Utilization Management ...... 64 CareSource Quality Improvement Program ...... 65 Member Grievance/Appeal Form ...... 66 Word Meanings ...... 68

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . IV Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Important First Steps

ü Step 1 — Become familiar with your member ID card. Your ID card was included in your new member booklet. Each person in your family who is a CareSource member will have their own card. Go to page 4 to learn more.

ü Step 2 — Make an appointment with your doctor. If you already have a primary care provider (PCP), make sure that they are in the CareSource network first. In-network providers or providers in the CareSource network accept CareSource insurance and see patients who are covered through CareSource. To find the most up-to-date list of network providers visit findadoctor.CareSource.com or call Member Services.

ü Step 3 — Learn about your benefits.Read this handbook to learn about your benefits and how to use them. Keep it in a safe place so you can refer to it, as needed. You can also visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid to find this handbook online.

ü Step 4 — Keep your current treatment plans and care. If you are being treated for a health issue, call Member Services so we can help you continue your care and prescription drugs. Go to page 3 to learn more.

ü Step 5 — Set up a My CareSource® account. My CareSource is a secure, private and personalized online member account where you can get information about your benefits, access plan documents, and make changes. Once you have an account you can:

• View and print your ID card, or request a new one be mailed • View claims and plan documents • Take your Health Risk Assessment • View important health alerts and more

Signing up is easy:

1. Go to MyCareSource.com. 2. Click Sign Up at the bottom of the page. 3. Answer the questions. 4. Click Register. You’re all set!

ü Step 6 — Complete the Health Risk Assessment. CareSource wants you to stay healthy. Using a few questions about your health and lifestyle, CareSource can help your providers coordinate your care.

You can take the HRA in one of these ways: 1. Phone: Call 1-833-230-2011 (TTY: 711) between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday. 2. Online: Just log into your secure MyCareSource.com account and click on the Health tab. 3. Mail: Return the copy included with your new member booklet. A business reply envelope was also provided.

If youIf have you questions,have questions, please call please Member call Services Member at <1-800-488-0134 Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: or 711) 1-800-750-0750 or 711) 1 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Welcome

Welcome to CareSource! We are glad to have you as a member!

At CareSource, our mission is to make a lasting change in our members’ lives by improving their health and well-being. We know life is busy. We are here to make things a little easier as you start your health journey with us. We believe you deserve more than high quality health care. You deserve to be covered with kindness.

You are now a member of a health care plan, also known as a managed care plan (MCP). CareSource provides health care services to Ohio residents who are eligible, including individuals with low income, pregnant women, infants, and children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities.

CareSource may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran’s status, ancestry, health status, or need for health services in the receipt of health services.

We would like to hear what you think of CareSource. We welcome your suggestions for better service. If you want to tell us about things you think we should change, please call Member Services toll free at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). Let us know if you ever have a question or concern about your health care or our services. We want you to be a healthy and happy CareSource member.

You can also contact CareSource to get any other information you want including the structure and operation of CareSource and any physician incentive plans we operate.

ATTENTION: If you speak English, language services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call is free.

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If you have a problem reading or understanding this information or any other CareSource information, please contact Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for help at no cost to you. We can explain this information, in English or in your primary language. You can get this document for free in other formats, such as large print, braille, or audio. Call 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call is free.

If you are new to CareSource or were on Medicaid fee-for-service the month before you became a CareSource member and have health care services already approved and/or scheduled, it is important that you call Member Services immediately (today or as soon as possible).

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . 2 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Continuing Current Treatment Plans and Care New Member Information

If you were on Medicaid fee-for-service the month before you became a CareSource member and have health care services already approved and/or scheduled, it is important that you call Member Services immediately. In certain situations and for a specified time period after you enroll, we may allow you to receive care from a provider that is not in the CareSource network. Additionally, we may allow you to continue to receive services that were authorized by Medicaid fee-for-service. However, you must call CareSource before you receive the care. If you do not call us, you may not be able to receive the care and/or the claim may not be paid. For example, you need to call Member Services if you have the following services already approved and/or scheduled: • Organ, bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell transplant • Third trimester prenatal (pregnancy) care, including delivery • Inpatient/outpatient surgery • Appointment with a primary care or specialty provider • Chemotherapy or radiation treatments • Treatment following discharge from the hospital in the last 30 days • Non-routine dental or vision services (for example braces or surgery) • Medical equipment • Services you receive at home, including home health, therapies, and nursing

Current Prescription Coverage

After you enroll, CareSource will tell you if any of your current medications require prior authorization that did not require authorization when they were paid by Medicaid fee-for-service. Prior Authorization means that CareSource must approve the service before you receive it. Your provider will request an approval from CareSource about the care they want you to get. This is done before you get the care to make sure that it will be covered. It is needed for some services that are not routine, such as home health care or some scheduled surgeries. It is very important that you look at the information CareSource provides and contact CareSource Member Services if you have any questions. You can also look on the CareSource website at CareSource.com to find out if your medication(s) require prior authorization. You may need to follow up with the prescriber’s office to submit a prior authorization request to CareSource if it is needed. If your medication(s) require prior authorization, you cannot get the medication(s) until your provider submits a request to CareSource and it is approved.

If youIf have you questions,have questions, please call please Member call Services Member at <1-800-488-0134 Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: or 711) 1-800-750-0750 or 711) 3 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Your Membership Identification (ID) Card

You should have received a CareSource member ID card. Each member of your family who has joined CareSource will receive their own card. These cards replace your monthly Medicaid card. Each card is good for as long as the person is a member of CareSource. You will not receive a new card each month as you did with the Medicaid card.

Never let anyone else use your CareSource ID card.

You will receive a new card if you request a replacement or if you change your primary care provider (PCP). Please call Member Services to request a new card. If you are pregnant, you need to let CareSource know. You must also call when your baby is born so we can send you a new ID card for your baby.

THIS CARD IS FOR IDENTIFICATION ONLY AND DOES NOT VERIFY ELIGIBILITY ® MEMBER: Show your ID card to medical providers BEFORE you receive care. Never let anyone else use your ID card. In case of emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room (ER). If you are not sure if you need to go to the ER, call your primary care Member Name: provider or call our CareSource24® nurse advice line. HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: You must verify member eligibility for the date of service. CareSource Mem #: <12345678900> Visit www.CareSource.com or call 1-800-488-0134 to access this information. RxBIN - 003858 MIS #: <987654321000> RxPCN MA Authorization required for inpatient admission. Case #: <7654321000> RxGRP - RXINN01 PHARMACIST: 1-800-416-3629 Primary Care Provider/Clinic Name: MEDICAL CLAIMS: CareSource, P.O. Box 8730, Dayton, OH 45401-8730 PHARMACY CLAIMS: Express Scripts, ATTN: Commercial Claims P.O. Box 14711 Lexington, KY 40512-4711 Provider/Clinic Phone: OH-MMED-2269 Member Services: 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line: 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 711)

Always Keep Your ID Card(s) With You

You will need your ID card each time you get medical services. This means that you need your CareSource ID card when you: • see your PCP • see a behavioral health provider • see a specialist or other provider • go to an emergency room • go to an urgent care facility • go to a hospital for any reason • get medical supplies • get a prescription • have medical tests

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . 44 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Have your member ID number handy when you call. This will help us serve you faster. Call CareSource Member Services as soon as possible at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) if: • you have not received your card(s) yet • any of the information on the card(s) is wrong • you lose your card(s) • you have a baby

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Member Services

Our Member Services department is open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on the holidays noted on the inside cover of this handbook. Our toll-free phone number is 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). We are located at 230 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio, 45402. The Member Services phone number and website are listed at the bottom of each page of this handbook. You can call or visit us online, at CareSource.com to: • Ask questions about CareSource benefits, claims, eligibility, utilization management, or prior authorization requests • Find out what services are covered and how to access them • Request a new member ID card • Change your primary care provider (PCP) • File a complaint about CareSource or a provider, or if you think you have been discriminated against • Get help choosing or finding a provider in the CareSource network • Let us know of changes to demographic/personal information, such as your address or phone number; you will also need to contact your county caseworker • Let us know if you are pregnant • Request interpreter services if you or a family member’s primary language is not English, are visually or hearing impaired or have limited reading skills and need help Have your member ID number handy when you call. This will help us serve you faster.

Interpreter Services

If there is a CareSource member in your family whose primary language is not English, is visually or hearing impaired, or has limited reading skills, please call us to arrange interpreter services. We offer sign and language interpreters for members who need language assistance communicating with CareSource or your health care provider. By calling Member Services, you can arrange to get interpreter services over the phone or in person. We can also provide some printed materials in other languages or formats, such as large print, or we can explain materials orally, if needed. This is a service to you free of charge. If you speak English, language services, free of charge, are available to you. Call Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This call is free.

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . 6 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line

Our nurses can help you: • Assess your pain or symptoms • Decide if your injury or illness is an emergency • Treat an illness or injury at home • Decide when to go to your doctor, urgent care, or emergency room • Know what to ask your doctor • Learn about your medications • Get information about medical tests or surgery • Learn about nutrition and wellness To reach CareSource24, our Nurse Advice Line, call 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711).

My CareSource®

My CareSource® is a secure and private member account where you can find out about your benefits, see plan records, and make changes to your care. My CareSource accounts can be linked to manage health care for families. Here are a few things you can do: • Choose or change your primary care provider • View and print your ID card, or ask that a new one be mailed • View claims and plan records • Take your Health Risk Assessment • View health alerts and more Signing up is easy: 1. Go to MyCareSource.com. 2. Click Sign Up at the bottom of the page. 3. Answer the questions. 4. Click Register. You’re all set!

If youIf have you questions,have questions, please call please Member call Services Member at <1-800-488-0134 Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: or 711) 1-800-750-0750 or 711) 77 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

CareSource Mobile App

This easy to use app lets you manage your CareSource health plan on-the-go. The app is free. With the mobile app you can: • View your digital CareSource member ID card • Access your secure My CareSource account • Find a doctor, hospital, clinic, or urgent care near you (i.e., get directions or make a call) • Call CareSource24, our Nurse Advice Line, and speak with a registered nurse 24/7 • Call and speak with Member Services • Connect with MYidealDOCTOR® and speak with a doctor anywhere, anytime through your phone or computer • And more! The CareSource mobile app is available through the App Store® for iPhone® or Google Play® for Android®*.

*iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. The App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc. Google Play and Android are registered trademarks of Google, Inc.

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . 8 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Services Covered by CareSource

As a CareSource member, you will continue to receive all medically necessary Medicaid-covered services at no cost to you. Medically necessary means you need the services to prevent, diagnose, or treat a medical condition. You should not be billed for these services. If you receive a bill, please call Member Services. Services covered by CareSource are included in the chart on pages 12-21.

Important Information:

• You must get services from facilities and/or providers in the CareSource network. Network or in-network provider refers to the providers who accept CareSource insurance and see patients who are covered through CareSource. For exceptions, see page 11. • When you see a provider who is not in the CareSource network, prior authorization is required except in emergency situations. • You do not need a prior authorization for any office visit or procedure done at provider offices (PCP or specialty provider) in the CareSource network. • Please check the prior authorization list on our website prior to your request as changes may occur throughout the year. • Please note the difference between a referral and a prior authorization. Prior Authorization (PA): This means that CareSource must review and approve the service before you receive it. Your health care provider will request the approval from CareSource. Referral: This means that your PCP or other health care provider will recommend or request these services for you before you can get them. Your PCP will either call and arrange these services for you, give you a written approval to take with you to the referred services, or tell you what to do.

About your benefits

Many services are available to you from your PCP and CareSource does not need to approve these services before you get them. All you need to do is make an appointment with a doctor in our CareSource network. Look at your Provider Directory or the Find a Doctor link on our website. Then make an appointment yourself. Please call us if you need help finding a provider for any service or making an appointment.

Services that require a prior authorization

Some services need a prior authorization from CareSource before you can receive them. You will find information about prior authorizations noted in the chart on pages 12-21. Your PCP or health care provider will ask for a prior authorization from us. Your PCP or health care provider will usually schedule these services for you. CareSource cannot be responsible for services that need prior authorization if they were received without the approval. For a detailed list of services that require a prior authorization from your doctor please visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. You can also call Member Services.

If youIf have you questions,have questions, please call please Member call Services Member at <1-800-488-0134 Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: or 711) 1-800-750-0750 or 711) 9 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral health, or mental health and substance use services, is an important part of your overall wellness. Our goal is to take care of all your health needs. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, alcohol or drug dependence, we provide treatment and counseling options to help you through difficult times in your life. We believe in recovery. We believe that treatment works. And we can help you find treatment with an experienced provider. It’s okay to ask for help. CareSource behavioral health services can help you cope with all kinds of issues. If you need mental health and/or substance abuse services we can help connect you to mental health or addiction services and help you find an experienced network provider. Call Member Services for the names and telephone numbers of available providers, including self-referral or PCP referral, and facilities near you. You can also refer to your provider directory or visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid and use our Find A Doctor online tool. Please see the benefits section to learn more.

Dental Services

Good dental care is a key part of your health. We encourage you to get a checkup every six months. Routine dental exams can help find and correct any problems before they get worse. CareSource covers two dental exams each year. Please see the benefits section to learn more.

Vision Services

Caring for your eyes can lead to a better quality of life. Your eyesight impacts your performance at work, school, and home. Routine checkups and services from an eye doctor, as well as glasses, are covered by CareSource. Please see the benefits section to learn more.

Services Not Covered by CareSource

CareSource will not pay for services or supplies received that are not covered by Medicaid. If you have a question about whether a service is covered, please call Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). We are open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CareSource will not pay for the following services that are not covered by Medicaid: • All services or supplies that are not medically necessary • Paternity testing • Services to find cause of death (autopsy)- or services related to forensic studies • Assisted suicide services, defined as services for the purpose of causing, or assisting to cause, the death of an individual

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . 10 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Services Not Covered by CareSource Unless Medically Necessary

CareSource will review applicable OAC rules (e.g. 5160-I--1-61) and conduct a medical necessity review if appropriate. If you have a question about whether a service is covered, please call Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). We are open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CareSource will not pay for the following services that are not covered by Medicaid unless determined medically necessary: • Abortions except in the case of a reported rape, incest or to save the life of the mother • Biofeedback services • Experimental services and procedures, including drugs and equipment, not covered by Medicaid and not in accordance with customary standards of practice • Infertility services for males or females, including reversal of voluntary sterilizations • Inpatient treatment to stop using drugs and/or alcohol (in-patient detoxification services in a general hospital are covered) • Plastic or cosmetic surgery • Services for the treatment of obesity • Services determined by Medicare or another third-party payer • Sexual or marriage counseling • Voluntary sterilization if under 21 years of age or legally incapable of consenting to the procedure

Frequency Limitations

Your managed care plan will review all requests for services from your provider. If you have a question about whether a service is covered, please call Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). We are open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If youIf have you questions,have questions, please call please Member call Services Member at <1-800-488-0134 Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: or 711) 1-800-750-0750 or 711) 11 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

Benefits

At CareSource, we care about you. We know that there is more to health and well-being than just great health care. That’s why CareSource offers benefits and services that go beyond basic care.

Benefits At-A-Glance

The following benefits at-a-glance lists the covered care and services you have as a CareSource member.

Health Care Visits

• Chiropractor* • Hospital (inpatient* and outpatient) • Community Behavioral Health Centers • Health care providers like doctors, OB/GYNs, • Convenience care clinics inside of stores like Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

CVS®, Kroger®, and Walmart® • MYidealDOCTOR® (Virtual doctor visit over the • Emergency room phone or online) • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and • Specialists (podiatrist, neurologist, Rural Health Clinic (RHC) oncologist, etc.) √ • Free-standing birth centers • Urgent care

Preventive and Early Detection Care/Screenings

• Annual well visit • Lung cancer screening • Autism Spectrum Disorder screening • Mammogram (breast cancer screening) • Blood pressure screening • Nutritional assessment • Cholesterol screening (adults) • Obesity/BMI screening and dietary counseling • Colorectal cancer screening • Pap smear (cervical and vagin*l cancer test) • Diabetes screening • Physical exams • Disease tests and treatments (Hepatitis, HIV, • Prostate cancer screening STI/STD, etc.) • Sports physicals • Immunizations (shots)

HealthChek Services/EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment for those under the age 21: • Comprehensive health and developmental exam • Lab tests • Dental screening • Lead screenings • Developmental/behavioral assessment • Nutritional assessment • Health education • Other services and treatments as needed* • Hearing tests • Immunizations (shots)

Health Condition Management

• Chemotherapy and radiation* • Dialysis • Diabetes screening • Kidney disease services and supplies* • Diabetes self-management training • Pulmonary rehabilitation services* • Diabetic services and supplies

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Diagnostics • X-rays • Blood work/lab testing* • Scans* (CT, MRI, PET, etc.)

Heart

• Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening • Heart disease testing • Cardiac rehabilitation services* • Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) • Heart disease risk reduction visit (therapy for heart disease)

Behavioral Health Services

Mental health and substance use disorder treatment services are available through the plan. These services include:

• All inpatient services* √ • Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) services • Behavioral health care coordination services • Pharmacological Management • Behavioral health nursing services • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation • Children’s Respite* √ • Psychological testing • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) • Psychotherapy and counseling • Family Psychotherapy • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment • Group Psychotherapy services including: • Individual Psychotherapy - Case Management • Medical Services - Peer recovery support • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for - Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services addiction - Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) • Mental health day treatment services* • Mental health services including: - Residential treatment - Therapeutic behavioral service - Substance Use Disorder (SUD) residential* - Psychosocial rehabilitation - Withdrawal management - Community psychiatric supportive treatment • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)* - Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for adults* - Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) for children/adolescents*

Pharmacy and Medications • Over-the-counter items* • Brand and generic prescription drugs* • Mail order drugs*

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Medical Supplies

• Cochlear implants* • Nutritional supplies* • Diabetic supplies* • Prosthetic devices and related supplies* √ • Diapers (limits apply per age) • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and related supplies (oxygen tank, wheelchair/walkers, wound care, CPAP machine, etc.)* √

Family Planning and Maternity Services • Nurse midwife services • Birth control • Parent education • Breast feeding classes • Prenatal and postnatal doctor and home visits • Breast pumps • STD/STI screenings and treatment • Family planning exams • Well-baby check-ups • Infertility diagnostic services* • Lamaze classes

Home Health Care

• Durable Medical Equipment (DME – See Medical • Home nursing services (skilled nursing, private Supplies)* duty, certified nurse aid, social worker, etc.)* √ • Home infusion therapy* • Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy* √

Vision/Eye Care

• Contacts* • Low vision exams and aid (under 21 years old)* • Eye exams • Optometrist and Ophthalmologist visits • Glasses • Vision surgery*

Dental

• Dental exams & cleanings • Orthodontics (under 21 years old and medically • Dental labs & tests* necessary)* √ • Dental x-rays • Surgeries and procedures (extractions, • Dentures/Implants* restorations, etc.)* • Fluoride treatments

Transportation Services

• Emergency (ambulance, ambulette, air flights*, etc.) • Non-emergency (scheduled ride, bus, wheelchair access, etc.)

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Other Care

• Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) • Occupational therapy* √ • Acupuncture (headaches and lower back pain) • Pain management* √ • Allergy testing and treatment • Physical therapy* √ • Bone mass measurements • Podiatry (foot) services • Chiropractic services* • Respite care (planned short-term and time-limited • Cognitive therapy breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers at • Developmental therapy services home or in-facility)* √ • Hearing (audiology) such as exams, hearing • Smoking/Tobacco cessation* (counseling to quit aids*, and cochlear implant therapy* smoking/tobacco use) • Hospice and palliative (comfort) care, including • Speech therapy short-term respite care √ • Surgeries* (general, bariatric, reconstructive, • Inhalation therapy transplant, etc.) • Long-Term Acute Care* (LTAC) • TMJ treatment (jaw disorder causing pain or • Medical nutrition therapy* problems with jaw movement) • Obesity/BMI screening & dietary counseling • Weight loss*

Additional Programs, Services, and Rewards

• Care Management • Medication Therapy Management ® • CareSource24 — 24 Hour Nurse Advice Line • MyHealth Online Tool • CareSource mobile app • myStrengthSM online mental health tool • CareSource JobConnect™ • Rewards Programs (Babies First®, Kids First, • Disease Management Women First) ® • Fifth Third Express Banking • Text4Baby • Health and wellness education programs

* Indicates that prior authorization may be required. This means that CareSource must approve the service before you receive it. Your health care provider will request the approval from CareSource.

√ Indicates that a service may require a referral. This means that your PCP or other health care provider will recommend or request these services for you before you can get them. Your PCP will either call and arrange these services for you, give you a written approval to take with you to the referred services, or tell you what to do.

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Benefits Guide

These services are available at no cost to you. SERVICE MORE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS Acupuncture Acupuncture coverage is limited to pain No PA is required. management of headaches and lower back pain. Ambulance Transportation for emergency situations by Non-emergency ambulance services require and Ambulette ambulance or an Ambulette, a wheelchair van a PA. Transportation is covered. Behavioral If you need mental health and/or substance These services require a PA: Health Services use disorder treatment services, please refer • All inpatient services to your provider directory or view a list of • Children’s Respite up-to-date network providers at findadoctor. • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for CareSource.com. You can also call Member Adults Services to learn more. You can self-refer to • Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) for an Ohio Department of Mental Health and Children/Adolescents Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS) certified • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) services community behavioral health center or • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Residential: qualified behavioral health provider. PA needed after 30-days for the first two If you need help right away, call admissions in a calendar year and initially for CareSource24, our Nurse Advice Line, at a third admission in a calendar year) 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) 711). Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services to Include Peer Recovery Support, Partial Hospitalization, and Residential Treatment Certified Nurse Find a CNM in the CareSource network in No PA is required. Midwife Services your Provider Directory, at (CNM) findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling Member Services. Certified Nurse Find a CNP in the CareSource network in No PA is required. Practitioner your Provider Directory, at (CNP) Services findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling Member Services. Chiropractic Services for your back. No PA is required. (back) Services Find a chiropractor in the CareSource network in your Provider Directory, at findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling Member Services. Dental Services Two dental exams and cleanings are These services require a PA: covered each year. Dental x-rays and • Dental labs & tests fluoride treatments are also covered. • Dentures/Implants Find a dentist in the CareSource network in • Orthodontics (must be under 21 years and your Provider Directory, at medically necessary) findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling • Surgeries and procedures Member Services.

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SERVICE MORE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS Developmental Developmental therapy services for children No PA is required. therapy services up to six years old is covered. Call Member for children Services for more information. aged birth to six years old Diagnostic Diagnostic services are lab work, x-rays, These services require a PA (including but not Services or tests ordered by a doctor or health care limited to): (lab, x-ray) professional to learn more about a specific • Some bloodwork/lab testing condition or disease. • Scans (CT, MRI, PET) Durable Medical Medical Equipment prescribed by your doctor These services require a PA (including but not Equipment that can be used more than once for health limited to): services. • Wheelchairs and some accessories • All rental/lease items like: CPAP/BiPAP, NPPV machines, Apnea Monitors, Ventilators, Hospital beds, Specialty mattresses, High frequency chest wall oscillators, Cough assist/ stimulating device, Pneumatic compression devices, Speech generating devices and accessories, Infusion pumps • Cochlear implants including most replacements. • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) • Wound Vacs • Prosthetic/orthotic devices* • Oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea • Patient transfer systems/hoyer lifts • Power wheelchair repairs • Spinal cord stimulators *Orthotics can be replaced once each year when medically necessary. Additional replacements may be allowed if damage and unable to repair or if need driven by rapid growth and member is under 18 years of age. Excludes repair/replacement due to lost or stolen, misuse, malicious breakage, or gross neglect.

Emergency An emergency is a medical problem you think No PA is required for emergency services. Services is so serious that it must be treated right away by a doctor. Emergency Services are always covered. Learn more on page 26.

Family Planning Services like birth control, breast pumps, Infertility diagnostic services require a PA. Services and family planning exams, nurse midwife You can receive services from your PCP or any Supplies services, and prenatal and postnatal doctor OB/GYN or Qualified Family Planning Provider and home visits are covered. Lamaze, parent (QFPP) listed in your Provider Directory, like education, and breast feeding classes are also Planned Parenthood. You may self-refer for these covered. services.

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SERVICE MORE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS Federally Covered care includes office visits for primary No PA is required. Qualified Health care and specialists services, physical Center or Rural therapy services, speech pathology and Health Clinic audiology services, dental services, podiatry Services services, vision services, chiropractic services, transportation, and mental health services.

Call Member Services for available qualified centers in Ohio, find one in your Provider Directory, or at findadoctor.CareSource.com. Free-Standing Call Member Services for available centers in No PA is required. Birth Center Ohio, find one in your Provider Directory, or at Services at a findadoctor.CareSource.com. Free-Standing Birth Center Home Health Home health care is a wide range of health These services require a PA (including but not Services care services that can be given in your home limited to): for an illness or injury. • Home Health aide visits • Private duty nursing (PDN) • Skilled nurse visits • Social worker visits • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Physical Therapy Hospice Care Care for terminally ill, e.g., cancer patients. Only inpatient hospice care requires a PA. Inpatient Inpatient hospital services are medical All inpatient hospital services require a PA. Hospital procedures or tests that are done in a hospital Services or other medical center and usually require an overnight stay. Medical Supplies Covered care includes diabetic supplies and These services require a PA (including but not nutritional supplies. limited to):

• Continuous glucose monitors • Donor milk • Insulin infusion device • Oral nutrition (for medical purposes) and enteral nutritional therapy Nursing Facility CareSource will cover the stay for members Nursing facility services require a PA. Services unless the Ohio Department of Medicaid determines that the member will return to fee-for-services Medicaid and if the member needs nursing services, they should call CareSource Member Services for information on available providers. Obstetrical/ Prenatal and postpartum, including at-risk A PA is required for maternity care if delivery and Maternity Care pregnancy services and gynecological inpatient stay is scheduled at less than 39 weeks services. You may self-refer to any women’s or if the stay exceeds 48 hours for vagin*l or 96 health specialist in our network or you may hours for cesarean delivery. see your PCP.

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SERVICE MORE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS Outpatient Outpatient hospital services are medical These services require a PA (including but not Hospital procedures or tests that can be done in a limited to): Services medical center without an overnight stay. • Elective surgeries Out-of-Network A doctor, hospital, drugstore, or other PA is required for out-of-network providers or Providers licensed health care provider that has not services. signed a contract agreeing to give services to CareSource members. CareSource will not pay for services from these providers unless it is an emergency or we have given PA.

Find providers in the CareSource network in your Provider Directory, at findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling Member Services. Pain Pain management services help improve the These services require a PA (including but not Management quality of life for those living with chronic pain. limited to): Services • Epidural steroid injections • Trigger point injections • Implantable pain pump • Implantable spinal cord stimulator • Sacroiliac joint procedures • Sacroiliac joint fusion • Facet joint interventions Physical, Physical, speech, and occupational therapy All physical, speech, and occupational therapy Speech, and is covered. requires a PA. Occupational Therapy Find providers in the CareSource network in your Provider Directory, at findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling Member Services. Physical exam A physical exam required for employment or No PA is required. required for for participation in job training programs is employment or covered if the exam is not provided free of for participation charge by another source. in job training programs if the exam is not provided free of charge by another source Podiatry (Foot) Services for your feet. No PA is required. Services Prescription All medically necessary Medicaid-covered PA varies by drug. Please see page 41 to Drugs, Including medications are covered. We use a learn more. certain preferred drug list (PDL). Prescribed over-the-counter drugs

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SERVICE MORE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS Preventive Preventive care is always covered. No PA is required. Mammogram Mammograms and pap smears for women are (breast) and covered. Cervical Cancer (pap smear) exams Preventive Preventive care is always covered. No PA is required. Prostate Screenings for prostate cancer for men are Screening covered. Primary Care Preventive care is always covered. No PA is required. Provider (PCP) Your PCP will do your checkups, shots, and Services treat you for most of your routine health care needs. If needed, your PCP will send you to specialists or admit you to the hospital. Renal dialysis Dialysis is covered. No PA is required. (kidney disease) Residential Residential treatment provides therapy for PA is required for residential treatment. treatment substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems in a health care facility. Call Member Services to learn more. Respite Services For members under 21 years of age that have PA is required for respite services. long term care or behavioral health needs. Screening and Obesity/ BMI screening and dietary counseling No PA is required. Counseling for are covered. Your PCP or other health Obesity care provider can provide care if medically necessary. Services Services for children with medical handicaps No PA is required. for Children are covered. These services can be obtained from your PCP or with Medical from a specialist with a PCP referral. Handicaps (Title V) Shots Your PCP will do your checkups, shots, and No PA is required. (Immunizations) treat you for most of your routine health care needs. Specialist Includes services from specialists like Specialists or services outside of the CareSource Services a dermatologist, cardiologist, and other network require a PA. providers.

Find specialists in the CareSource network in your Provider Directory, at findadoctor.CareSource.com, or by calling Member Services. Speech and These services require a PA (including but not Hearing limited to): Services, • Speech therapy Including • Hearing aids Hearing Aids

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SERVICE MORE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS Telehealth Convenient access to a doctor by phone or No PA is required. Services computer, from wherever you are. Your PCP may offer telehealth. Contact their office to find out. If your PCP is not available, call MYidealDOCTOR at 1-855-879-4332 or visit myidealdoctortelehealth.com. Urgent Care Urgent Care Centers are for non-emergencies. No PA is required. Centers They are for when you can’t see your PCP right away. They help keep an injury, sickness, or mental health issue from getting worse. Vision (Optical) Includes eye exams, routine checkups, and These services require a PA (including but not Services, services from an eye doctor. limited to): Including • One comprehensive exam each year for • Contacts Eyeglasses those under 21 years old • Vision surgery • One comprehensive exam every two years for those 21 years and older Eyeglasses are covered:

• 20 years old or younger: one pair per year, one replacement pair if needed • 21–59 years old: one pair every two years, one replacement pair if needed • 60 years and older: one pair per year Note: Deluxe frames, transitions, and progressive lenses are not covered. Well-child Preventive care is always covered. No PA is required. (Healthchek) exams for Healthchek covers medical exams, children under immunizations (shots), health education, the age of 21 and lab tests for Medicaid eligible individuals under the age of 21. Healthchek also covers medical, vision, dental, hearing, nutritional, developmental, and behavioral health exams. See page 39 to learn more. Yearly Well-adult Preventive care is always covered. No PA is required. Exams Yearly well-adult exams are always covered. Your PCP is your main point of contact for routine care, common illnesses, and advice. Your PCP may also offer telehealth. Contact your PCP’s office to find out.

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Your Primary Care Provider (PCP) Choosing a Primary Care Provider (PCP)

Each member of CareSource must choose a primary care provider (PCP) from CareSource’s Provider Directory. Your PCP is an individual physician, physician group practice, advanced practice nurse or advanced practice nurse group practice trained in family medicine (general practice), internal medicine or pediatrics. Your PCP will work with you to direct your health care. Your PCP will do your check-ups and shots and treat you for most of your routine health care needs. If needed, your PCP will send you to other doctors (specialists) or admit you to the hospital. The Provider Directory is a list of doctors and other health care providers who accept CareSource insurance and see patients who are covered through CareSource. Our Provider Directory is updated regularly so providers may have been added or removed since it was printed. You can find the most up-to-date list of providers in the CareSource network by using our online Find a Doctor tool at findadoctor.CareSource.com. You can reach your PCP by calling the PCP’s office. Your PCP’s name and telephone number are printed on your CareSource ID card. If you are a new patient to your PCP, please call their office to set up an appointment. This will help your PCP get to know you and understand your health care needs right away. You should also have all of your past medical records transferred to your new doctor. If you haven’t chosen a PCP yet, please choose one from the directory. You can request a printed provider directory by calling the Member Services department or by returning the postcard you received with your new member booklet and member identification (ID) card. The Provider Directory lists all of our network providers as well as other providers outside of the CareSource network that you can use to receive services. You can also visit our website at findadoctor.CareSource.com to view up-to-date provider information or call Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) for assistance. We can help you find a PCP or send you a printed directory.

Changing Your PCP

We hope you are happy with the PCP you have chosen, but we know that you may decide to choose a different PCP in the future. If for any reason you want to change your PCP, you must first call Member Services to ask for the change. You can change your PCP as often as once a month, if needed. We will process your change on the day you call. CareSource will send you a new member ID card to let you know that your PCP has been changed and the date you can start seeing the new PCP. Member Services can also help you schedule your first appointment, if needed. For the names of the PCPs in the CareSource network, you may look in your Provider Directory if you requested a printed copy, on our website at findadoctor.CareSource.com, or you can call CareSource Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) for help. If your PCP tells us that they are moving, retiring, or leaving CareSource for any reason, we will assign another PCP for you and let you know by mail within 45 days when possible. You can call us if you need help choosing another PCP. We also inform you if any of our network hospitals within your region are no longer in network.

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Doctor Appointments

Please schedule appointments with your doctor as far in advance as you can. It is important to keep your appointments. Call the doctor’s office at least 24 hours before if you need to change or cancel a visit. If you miss too many appointments, your doctor may ask that you choose another doctor. If you must travel 30 miles or more from your home to receive covered health care services, CareSource will provide transportation to and from the provider’s office. See page 33 to learn more.

Preventive Care

Your PCP will play a big role in your preventive care. Routine health exams, tests, and screenings can help find and treat problems early before they get worse. Preventive care includes: • Immunizations for children • Healthchek exams for children under the age of 21 • Yearly well-adult exams • Pap smears • Breast exams • Routine dental and medical checkups We have preventive health guidelines for: • Men and women • Pregnant women • Babies and children To view these and our clinical practice guidelines, please call Member Services or visit CareSource.com.

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Where to Get Care

We want to make sure you have easy access to care from the right health care provider when you need it.

Primary Care Telehealth and Convenience Care Hospital Urgent Care Provider (PCP) MYidealDOCTOR® Clinics Emergency Room Usually open Convenient access to Usually open Usually open Open 24 Hours a during regular a doctor by phone or seven days a week seven days a day, 365 days a business hours. computer, from wherever with evening and week with evening year. Appointment you are. weekend hours. and weekend needed. hours. For routine care, Your PCP may offer When your PCP is When your PCP is When you are common illnesses telehealth. Contact their office not available. Inside not available. Your very sick or need and advice. May to find out. If your PCP is not many local drug and condition or injury immediate help. For also offer telehealth. available, call grocery stores. Use can’t wait. For life-threatening Contact your PCP’s MYidealDOCTOR at for common illnesses common illnesses, situations such as office to find out. 1-855-879-4332 or visit such as coughs, x-rays, deep cuts, chest pain or a head Visit your doctor the MYidealDOCTORtelehealth. sinusitis, colds, etc. injury. most often! com. sore throats, and immunizations.

Not every situation falls neatly into one of the above options. If you aren’t sure where to go, call the CareSource24® Nurse Advice Line. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) to talk to a CareSource24 nurse.

Primary Care Provider (PCP)

You should see your PCP for all routine visits. Some examples of conditions that can be treated by your PCP are: • Dizziness • Constipation • Colds/flu • High or low blood pressure • Rash • Headache • Swelling of the legs and feet • Sore throat • Removal of stitches • High or low blood sugar • Loss of appetite • vagin*l discharge • Persistent cough • Restlessness • Pregnancy tests • Ear ache • Joint pains • Pain management • Backache

Telehealth

Telehealth is the direct delivery of health care to a patient via audio and/or video. Instead of coming into the office for your appointment, you stay at your home or office and use your smartphone, tablet or computer to see and talk to your medical and behavioral health professionals. There is no cost for Medicaid members to use telehealth and telehealth removes the stress of needing transportation services.

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Telehealth is a convenient option for care, and may lower your chance of being exposed to illnesses like the flu. Using telehealth may give you prompt medical support that can prevent your condition from worsening. Your PCP may offer telehealth services via phone or computer. Medicaid members can see medical and behavioral health professionals via telehealth for many illnesses and injuries, common health conditions, follow-up appointments and screenings as well as prescribing medication(s). Check with your provider to see if they offer telehealth. If your provider doesn’t offer telehealth, or has limited hours, you may use MYidealDOCTOR® to speak to a board certified doctor anywhere, 24/7. Use MYidealDOCTOR for many common health problems, like: • Colds/flu/cough • Congestion/sinus infection • Allergies • Pink eye • Rashes • And more Connecting with MYidealDOCTOR is easy: • Visit MYidealDOCTORtelehealth.com • Call 1-855-879-4332 • Access directly from the CareSource mobile app • Referral and direct connection from CareSource24 • Download the MYidealDOCTOR app

Have your CareSource member ID number ready when you call. You will need to answer a few questions about the reason for your call. A doctor will contact you, normally within 15 minutes. Note: MYidealDOCTOR should not be used for trauma, chest pain, shortness of breath, or the prescribing of DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) controlled substances. Children under age two cannot be treated through MYidealDOCTOR.

Convenience Care Clinics

If you can’t see your PCP, we want to make it easy for you and your family to get care when you need it most. A retail visit is quicker and cheaper than a visit to urgent care or an ER. You can go to clinics inside of CVS®, Kroger®, and Walgreens® for basic care. At the clinic, you can: • Get a flu shot • Get health screenings and physicals • Get care for aches and pains, sicknesses, and minor injuries

Most clinics are open in the evening, seven days a week. Visits can be scheduled for the same day. Often walk-ins are welcome. Find one near you using our online Find a Doctor tool at findadoctor.CareSource.com. Note: children’s immunizations are not covered at these clinics.

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Urgent Care Centers

Urgent Care Centers are for non-emergencies. They are for when you can’t see your PCP right away. They help keep an injury, sickness, or mental health issue from getting worse. If you think you need to go to urgent care, you can: • Call your PCP for help. You can reach your PCP, or a back-up doctor 24/7. • Call CareSource24, our Nurse Advice Line, at 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). • Go to an urgent care listed in your Provider Directory or on our website. After you go, always check in with your PCP. Sometimes you get sick or hurt while you are away from home. If you think you need to go to urgent carewhile you are away from home or traveling, call your PCP or CareSource24 at 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). They can help you decide what to do. If you go to an urgent care center, call your PCP as soon as you can to let them know of your visit.

Emergency Services

Emergency services are services for a medical problem/condition that you think is so serious that it must be treated right away by a doctor. We cover care for emergencies, both in and out of the county where you live. These services may be done in or out of the hospital and/or may include medical transportation. You can use any hospital or other appropriate setting for emergency services. Some examples of “emergency medical conditions” when emergency services are needed include: • Miscarriage/pregnancy with vagin*l bleeding • Severe chest pain • Shortness of breath • Loss of consciousness • Seizures/convulsions • Uncontrolled bleeding • Severe vomiting • Rape • Major burns • Behavioral Health emergency Prior Authorization is not required for emergency services. You do not have to contact CareSource for an okay before you get emergency services. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the NEAREST emergency room (ER) or other appropriate care setting. If you are not sure whether you need to go to the emergency room, call your PCP or the CareSource24 Nurse Advice Line at 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). Your PCP or the CareSource24 Nurse Advice Line can talk to you about your medical problem and give you advice on what you should do. Remember, if you need emergency services: • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room or other appropriate setting. Be sure to tell them that you are a member of CareSource and show them your ID card. • If the provider that is treating you for an emergency takes care of your emergency, but thinks that you need other medical care to treat the problem that caused your emergency, the provider must call CareSource.

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• If you are able, call your PCP as soon as you can to let them know that you have a medical emergency, or have someone call for you. Then call your PCP or Member Services as soon as you can after the visit to schedule any necessary follow-up services. • If the hospital has you stay, please make sure that CareSource is called within 24 hours. Emergency Department services are covered. However, if you are admitted and the facility is not in the CareSource network, you may be transferred to a hospital in the Caresource network once you are stable.

Follow Up Care (also called post-stabilization care

You may need more care after your emergency. This is called follow up care. It’s important to let CareSource know that you have had an emergency. If you have a Care Manager, let them know. They can help you transition back home and schedule follow up visits. CareSource will talk to the doctors that give you care during your emergency. The doctors will tell us when your medical emergency is over. They need to tell us if you need more care to treat any problems that may have caused the emergency. Your doctor can tell us by calling Member Services and asking for approval of these services. If needed, CareSource will cover care for you after your emergency situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We want to be sure you continue to improve. If your emergency care was from out-of-network providers, CareSource will work to get network providers to take over your care as soon as possible.

When You Can See a Non-Network Provider

Your PCP is your main health partner. For any routine health care needs, contact your PCP first. It is important to remember that you must receive services covered by CareSource from facilities and/or providers in CareSource’s network. Provider network means the MCP’s contracted providers are available to the MCP’s general membership. See pages 12-21 for information on services covered by CareSource. The only time you can use providers that are not in CareSource’s network is for: • Emergency services • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)/Rural Health Clinic (RHC) • Certified nurse midwives or certified nurse practitioners • Qualified family planning providers, • An out of network provider that CareSource has approved you to see In addition, your PCP may decide that you need medical care that you can only get from a doctor or other provider who is not in the CareSource network. If your PCP gets prior approval from CareSource for these services, they will be covered.

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When You Travel Outside of Our Service Area

Sometimes you get sick or injured when you are traveling. Here are suggestions for what to do if this happens: It’s an emergency: Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room It’s not an emergency: Call your PCP for help for what to do I you’re not sure t’s an emergency: Call your PCP or call CareSource24®, our Nurse Advice Line at 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). We can help you decide what to do.

Emergency or Urgent Care Outside of Our Service Area

If you get emergency care from a provider who is not a Network Provider, or urgent care services outside the service area for your plan, you may need to submit the bill you get to CareSource with a claim form. You can use the Member Claim Form included in the back of this handbook (see page 67). You can also visit CareSource.com and find the Claim Form under Forms, or call Member Services and ask for the form to be mailed to you.

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Care Management Services

CareSource offers care management services that are available to children and adults with special health care needs. The care management team includes registered nurses, social workers, and other outreach workers. They are called Care Managers. Care Managers work with you, your primary care provider (PCP) and/or other specialists, and any family or caregivers you would like to help coordinate your care. Together, we work with you to meet your health and wellness goals. Care management includes different levels of care. The level of care you receive depends on your condition and how much help you need managing your health care needs. One of the easiest ways to get started is by completing your Health Risk Assessment (HRA). Using a few questions about your health and lifestyle, we can determine the level of care management you may need. You can take the HRA in one of these ways: 1. Phone: 1-833-230-2011 (TTY: 711) between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday. 2. Online: Just log into your secure MyCareSource.com account and click on the Health tab. 3. Mail: Return the copy included with your new member booklet. A business reply envelope was also provided so you can send it back to us. CareSource offers care management for medical conditions such as: • Asthma • Autism • ADHD • Behavioral Health/Substance Use Disorder • Chronic Kidney Disease/End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Congestive Heart Failure • Coronary Artery Disease • Depression • Diabetes • Hypertension • Hepatitis C/ liver disease Care Managers may ask you questions to learn more about your specific health conditions.This way, they can help you understand your condition and how to better manage your health. They’ll also help you access services and local resources. Care Managers can connect you with resources you need like food, clothing, and housing. They can even help you coordinate transportation to get medical care. You may hear from a Care Manager if: • Your PCP or other health care provider asks us; • You or your caregiver asks us to contact you; • We think we can help you based on your medical claims. Please call us if you have any questions or feel that you would benefit from care management. eW are happy to help. You can reach us at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) and asking for care management when prompted.

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Care Transitions

CareSource helps you or your family after you leave the hospital by: • Answering questions about discharge • Making sure that you and/or your family understands and can answer questions about medications • Coordinating care with your PCP and/or specialist visits • Getting any needed equipment or supplies for you and/or your family’s care at home If you or your family need help after leaving the hospital you can reach the Care Transition team at 1-866-867-0421.

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Additional CareSource Benefits

CareSource also offers the following extra services and/or benefits to their members. You’ll get these extra benefits at no cost to you.

CareSource Life Services®

Good health requires more than just quality health care. Having a good job, community support, and access to education or training opportunities impact your overall health and well-being. That’s why CareSource Life Services is here for you. We can help remove barriers that stand in the way of reaching your goals. Life Services can help pave the way from where you are, to where you want to be. You’ll be paired with personal Life Coach who can prepare you for success. Life Coaches provide one-on-one coaching for up to 24 months.Your Life Coach will connect with you on an individual level and can address needs beyond physical health to include the home, workplace, and community. Life Coaches can also link you to services and support for:

• Finding full-time employment • Housing • Food assistance • Education or training opportunities • Transportation • Budgeting and finances

This is all provided at no cost to you. To connect with CareSource Life Services, call 1-844-543-7378 or email [emailprotected]. To learn more, please fill out our online form at secureforms.caresource.com/en/LSRInfo/. myStrengthSM

Take charge of your mental health and try our online wellness tool called myStrength. This is a safe and secure tool designed just for you. It offers personalized support to help improve your mood, mind, body and spirit. You can access it online or on your mobile device at no cost to you. myStrength offers online learning, empowering self-help tools, wellness resources and inspirational quotes and articles. You can visit mystrength.com/r/CareSource for more information and to sign up. Complete the myStrength sign-up process and personal profile. You can also download the myStrength app for Apple and Android devices at mystrength. com/mobile and sign in using your login email and password.

Express Banking

Your financial health impacts your well-being. Express Banking is a bank account from Fifth Third Bank with no monthly service charge, no minimum balance, no overdraft fees, and a debit card for purchases. Visit 53.com/CareSource to learn more. If you’re visiting in person, mention the CareSource member code: 56706.

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Caresource24® Nurse Advice Line

With CareSource24, you have unlimited access to talk with a caring and experienced staff of registered nurses through a toll-free number. You can call 1-866-206-0554 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CareSource24 is available at no cost to you. The nurses will talk with you about your symptoms. They will help you figure out your next steps for care. Please see page 7 of this handbook for more details.

Disease Management Program

CareSource offers a Disease Management Program. This program can help you learn about your health and how you can better manage specific health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Our goal is to make sure you have the right tools to stay as healthy as possible. This program is available to you at no cost. We may receive information from your doctor, drugstore, or other health care provider, letting us know that you would benefit from this program. We will send you materials related to your health condition along with tips for the online MyHealth tool. We have health guidelines and information for asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. The goals of our program include: • Helping you understand how to take good care of yourself • Helping you adopt a healthy lifestyle • Working with your doctor to reach your health goals If you would like more information on these conditions or to opt-out of the program, please call 1-844-438-9498. We are committed to improving the health and wellness of our members.

KidsHealth®

KidsHealth® is a trusted source of health info for the whole family. KidsHealth gives you easy-to-read articles, videos, interactive health tools, and doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of health topics.

MyHealth

Through MyHealth, adults age 18 and older have access to interactive health assessments, small step interactive guides and videos, and online tools to set and track health and wellness goals. You can even earn rewards for some activities. To get started, simply log in to your MyCareSource account, click on the Health tab and scroll down to the to MyHealth link.

Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC)

Comprehensive Primary Care is Ohio’s patient-centered medical home program. CareSource works with health providers across the state to better coordinate the health and safety needs of our members. The goal of CPC is to provide comprehensive care that addresses all of your needs. Your PCP will lead and coordinate

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your care. The same CareSource services and resources are available to you through the CPC program. In fact, you will benefit from our stronger partnership with providers as they take the lead to help you achieve your health needs and goals. What this means for you is that your care management will be part of a care team located at your PCP office. The care team will coordinate behavioral, physical and social needs from the central CPC practice with your PCP. This team will be able to help you make medical appointments, get transportation or access community resources. Our goal is to work with CPC providers to deliver the best care possible to our members.

Transportation (Rides)

If you must travel 30 miles or more from your home to receive covered health care services, CareSource will provide transportation to and from the provider’s office. Please contact 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) for assistance. Request your ride at least 48 hours (two business days) before your appointment. CareSource also offers additional transportation services, if needed. We cover up to 30 one-way trips per member per calendar year to any health care, Women, Infant Children (WIC), or redetermination appointments. Remember, if you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. In addition to the transportation assistance that CareSource provides, members can still get assistance with transportation for certain services through the local county Department of Job and Family Services Non- Emergency Transportation (NET) program. Call your county Department of Job and Family Services for questions or assistance with NET services.

CareSource Transportation Policy

Please review the following information carefully to understand your responsibilities. These rules have been made to help ensure your safety and to avoid transportation delays.

Member Transportation Responsibilities a. You are expected to:

• Call to arrange non-emergent transportation 48 hours (two business days) in advance. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays do not count. • Have the complete address of the health care provider’s office that you are going to. • Be at your pick-up address no later than the time given to you as your earliest pick-up time. This will ensure that the driver has enough travel time so you are not late for your appointment. • Be ready when the driver gets there for curbside pick-up and drop-off services. The driver can wait for only five minutes. After five minutes, they will leave and this will count against you as a “no-show”. • If you can’t make it, please call to cancel transportation at least two hours before your scheduled pick-up time. Ask the provider’s office to call the transportation company for your return trip home. • If you need to have a prescription filled at the provider’s office before leaving, please do so before requesting the return-trip call.

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b. If you are are not ready and waiting when transportation attempts to pick you up for your appointment, it will count against you as a “no-show”. The transportation company reserves the right to take away your transportation benefit for six months after three no-shows within three months. A no-show is defined as:

• Not being at the pick-up address at the time given to you as your earliest pick-up time. • The driver waits five minutes and leaves. • Not calling to cancel at least two hours before the scheduled pick-up time. c. You are expected to be courteous and show respect to the transportation company and CareSource staff. Improper, discourteous behavior may result in a six-month suspension of the transportation benefit for your family. Improper behavior includes:

• Use of profanity (swearing), name-calling, or verbal abuse. • Threats of physical abuse to the transportation company, drivers, or CareSource staff.

CareSource and the transportation company reserve the right to immediately discontinue transportation services to members who violate these guidelines or misuse or abuse the transportation benefit.

Please keep this policy in mind. We want your transportation experiences to be positive. Please call Member Services if you have any questions or concerns.

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Incentives and Rewards

Make life more rewarding! CareSource rewards you and your family for taking a proactive role in being healthy. We have lifestyle programs to encourage you and your family to take part in yearly wellness visits and preventive care programs. You and your family can earn rewards for participating the Babies First®, Kids First, and Women First programs. Learn more in the program descriptions below.

Babies First®

As an expectant or new mom, you and your baby have the opportunity to earn up to $160 in rewards through the Babies First Program. Simply see your doctor regularly while you are pregnant. See your doctor for a follow-up exam after your baby is born. And, make sure your child goes to all their well-child visits with the doctor. CareSource wants to make sure you have what you need for each new baby. Please enroll every time you are pregnant. It’s easy to do. Just complete the Babies First Registration Form on MyCareSource.com, click “Submit” and you’re done! Your My CareSource Rewards Card will be loaded for your new baby.

Activity Who’s Eligible Rewards First Pre-Natal visit Pregnant females $20 per pregnancy Fifth Pre-Natal visit Pregnant females $20 per pregnancy 12th Pre-Natal visit Pregnant females $20 per pregnancy Postpartum visit New Mothers $20 per pregnancy Seven well-baby visits within the Newborns up to 18 months $10 per visit up to seven visits first 18 months within the child’s first 18 months Lead screening Babies at 12-15 months $10 once per baby

Once CareSource receives notice from your provider that you and your baby have completed an activity, we will add your reward to your Babies First account. After registering for the program, watch your mail for details on how to redeem the rewards earned. You can then redeem the rewards for gift cards from one of our many retailers.

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Kids First

As a parent, it is important that your child is as healthy and active as possible. The Kids First Program allows your child ages 18 months to 18 years earn rewards for leading a healthy lifestyle. Each child can earn up to $150 by completing healthy activities. This includes an annual physical, various vaccines, and routine dental exams. Available rewards vary depending on your child’s health and wellness needs. You can register your child for this program by completing the Kids First Registration Form on MyCareSource.com.

Activity Who’s Eligible Rewards Routine Dental Exam Children ages 18 months -18 years $10 up to two times per year

Well Child Visit: 18 months - 30 Children ages 18 months - 30 $10 up to three times per year months months Well Child Visit: three years - 18 Children age three years - 18 years $10 once per year years Lead Screening Test Children at 26 months $10 per child Vaccinations (Dtap, IPV, MMR, and Children ages four to six years $20 once per year Varicella - given as a series) Recommended ages four-six years Vaccination - Tetanus–Diphtheria Children ages 11 - 18 years $10 once per year Recommended ages 11-18 years Vaccination - HPV Series Children ages 11 - 18 years $10 once per year. You must Recommended ages 11-18 years complete the series of three shots to receive the reward. Vaccination – Meningococcal Children ages 11 - 18 years $10 once per year Recommended ages 11-18 years Annual Flu Shot Children ages 18 months -18 years $10 once per year ADHD Follow Up Visits (within 30 Children ages 18 months -18 $10 once per year. ADHD days of initial prescription) years. ADHD diagnosis required. diagnosis required for the reward. ADHD Follow Up Visits (within 10 Children ages 18 months -18 $10 twice per year months of initial prescription) years. ADHD diagnosis required.

Once CareSource receives notice from your provider that your child has completed an activity, we will add the reward to the Kids First account. After registering for the program, watch your mail for details on how to redeem the rewards earned. You can then redeem the rewards for gift cards from one of many retailers.

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Women First

As a CareSource member, you have the opportunity to earn rewards up to $130* through our Women’s First program. This program is available to all adult female members at no additional cost to you. Through the Women First program you have access to personalized health tools called Journeys, the ability to track exercise goals and access to small step guides that help you better understand the health and wellness topics that matter most to you. You can register for the Women First program by completing the registration form on MyCareSource.com.

Activity Who’s Eligible Rewards* Annual Physical Exam Females ages 19-64 $10 once per year Cholesterol Exam Females ages 45-64 $10 once per year Routine Dental Females ages 19-64 $10 twice per year Annual Flu Shot Females ages 19-64 $10 once per year Routine Eye Exam Females ages 19-64 $10 once per year Pap Smear Females ages 19-64 $10 once per year Mammogram Females ages 50-64 $10 once per year Bone Density Screen Females ages 50-64 $10 once per year Tetanus–Diphtheria Vaccine Females ages 19-64 $10 once per year Chlamydia Screen Females ages 19-25 $10 once per year HPV Vaccine; must complete all Females ages 19-25 $10 once per year three HbA1c Test Females 19-64 diagnosed with $10 once per year diabetes

*The reward available will vary depending on your health and needs. Once CareSource receives notice from your provider that you have completed an activity, we will add your reward to your MyHealth account. You can access MyHealth and track your rewards from the health tab on the CareSource Member Portal. You can then redeem your rewards for gift cards from one of many retailers.

Pregnancy and Family Planning

Direct Access to Family Planning Services

Whether you are thinking about having a baby in the future or you are expecting a baby soon, CareSource wants you to have a healthy pregnancy. Here is how you can take advantage of the services and benefits we have to offer.

Family Planning

CareSource offers direct access to family planning services without a referral. If the provider you want to see is not in the CareSource network, you may need a prior authorization before your visit. Call Member Services to let them know who you will be seeing for your family planning.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections are a direct access service. This means you can get services for sexually transmitted infections without a referral for the service. If the provider you wish to see is not in the CareSource network, you may need a prior authorization before your visit. Call Member Services to let them know who you will be seeing for your family planning.

Before You Are Pregnant It’s never too early to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. If you are thinking of having a baby, you can do some things now to be as healthy as possible before getting pregnant. These actions can reduce potential problems during pregnancy: • Make an appointment to see your doctor for a physical exam • Talk with your doctor about what makes a healthy diet • Take folic acid every day • Don’t drink alcohol or use illegal drugs • Stop smoking now

Quit For Two

CareSource can help you to quit smoking during pregnancy or following the delivery of your baby with our Quit for Two program. A trained counselor will work with you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns one. Call 1-855-852-7001 to enroll in this program.

During Pregnancy If you are pregnant, make an appointment with an obstetrician (OB). You can find an OB in your CareSource Provider Directory, at findadoctor.CareSource.com, or you can call Member Services. Be sure to make an appointment as soon as you know you are pregnant.

After You Have Your Baby Call CareSource to tell us that you had your baby. You should also contact your caseworker at your county Department of Job and Family Services. It is also important to have a postpartum checkup with your OB. They will make sure your body is healing and recovering properly after giving birth. Call your OB to schedule an appointment for four to six weeks after your baby is born. If you had a C-section or had any problems during delivery, make your appointment within the first or second week after your baby is born.

Text4Baby Whether you are expecting your first child or your third, many questions may run through your mind before and after your baby is born. Text4Baby can help answer these questions and more. When you sign up, you will get up to three text messages a week with health and safety tips throughout your pregnancy and until your baby is one year old. Visit text4baby.org to sign up and learn more.

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Healthchek

Healthchek is Ohio’s early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Healthchek covers medical exams, immunizations (shots), health education, and laboratory tests for Medicaid eligible individuals under the age of 21. These exams are important to make sure that children are healthy and are developing physically and mentally. Mothers should have prenatal exams and children should have exams at:

• Birth • 4 months of age • 15 months of age • 3-5 days of age • 6 months of age • 18 months of age • 1 month of age • 9 months of age • 24 months of age • 2 months of age • 12 months of age • 30 months of age

After that, children should have at least one exam per year. Healthchek also covers medical, vision, dental, hearing, nutritional, developmental, and behavioral health exams, in addition to other care to treat physical, behavioral, or other problems or conditions found by an exam. Some of the tests and treatment services may require prior authorization. Healthchek services are available at no cost to members and include: • Preventive checkups for newborns, infants, children, teens and young adults under the age of 21. • Healthchek screenings: - Medical exams (physical and development screenings) - Vision exams - Dental exams - Hearing exams - Nutrition checks - Developmental exams - Lead testing • Laboratory tests (age and gender appropriate exams) • Immunizations • Medically necessary follow-up care to treat health problems or issues found during a screening. This could include, but is not limited to, services such as: - Visits with a primary care provider, specialist, dentist, optometrist and other CareSource providers to diagnose and treat problems or issues - Inpatient or outpatient hospital care - Clinic visits - Prescription drugs - Laboratory tests • Health education It is very important to get preventive checkups and screenings so your providers can find any health problems early and treat them, or make a referral to a specialist for treatment, before the problem gets more serious. Remember: Some services may require a referral from your PCP or prior authorization by CareSource. Also, for some EPSDT items or services, your provider may request prior authorization for CareSource to cover things that have limits or are not covered for members over age 20. Please see pages 12-21 to see what services require a referral and/or prior authorization.

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As a part of Healthchek, care management services are available to all members under the age of 21 years who have special health care needs. Please see pages 29-30 to learn more about the care management services offered by CareSource.

How To Get Healthchek Services Call your PCP or dentist to schedule an appointment for a Healthchek exam. Make sure to ask for a Healthchek exam when you call your PCP. CareSource asks that you schedule exams for all eligible family members regularly. You should try to schedule the first exam within 90 days of becoming a member. If you would like to learn more about the Healthchek program, please call Member Services. We can help you: • Access care • Find a provider • Make an appointment • Find out what services are covered and which ones may need prior authorization • Arrange transportation (a ride), if needed • Get referrals for Women, Infant and Children (WIC), Help Me GrowTM, Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH), Head Start and community services such as food, heating assistance and more

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Prescription Drugs

While CareSource covers all medically necessary Medicaid-covered medications, we use a preferred drug list (PDL). These are the drugs we prefer your provider prescribes. We may also require that your provider submit information to us (a prior authorization request) to explain why a specific medication and/or a certain amount of a medication is needed. We must approve the request before you can get the medication. Reasons why we may “prior authorize” a drug include: • There is a generic or pharmacy alternative drug available. • The drug can be misused/abused. • There are other drugs that must be tried first. Some drugs may also have quantity (amount) limits on how much can be given to a member at one time and some drugs are never covered, such as drugs for weight loss. If we do not approve a prior authorization request for a medication, we will send you information on how you can appeal our decision. You can call Member Services to request information on our PDL and medications that require prior authorization. You can also look on our website at CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. Please note that our PDL and list of medications that require prior authorization can change so it is important for you and/or your provider to check this information when you need to fill or refill a medication. To learn more about how to use our pharmaceutical management procedures, look in the summary section of the PDL that can be found on our website. If you do not have access to the internet, please call Member Services and they will be able to assist you.

Typically, our PDL (formulary) includes more than one drug for treating a particular condition. These different possibilities are called “alternative” drugs. Many alternative drugs are just as effective as other drugs and do not cause more side effects or other health problems.

Step Therapy In some cases, you may need to try one drug before taking another. This is called Step Therapy. A member must try a medicine on the PDL before a drug that is not on the PDL would be approved by CareSource. Certain drugs will be covered only if Step Therapy is used.

Generic Substitution A drugstore will give you a generic drug in place of a brand-name drug. Generic drugs have the same effect and safety as brand-name drugs. Your provider will need approval from CareSource if they ask for a brand name drug when there is a generic drug available.

Therapeutic Interchange Sometimes you can’t take a certain drug, like if you have an allergy. Other times, a drug might not work for you. In these cases, your provider can ask CareSource to cover a drug that is not on the approved drug list. Sometimes a member might have a drug allergy or intolerance, or a certain drug might not be effective and a non- formulary agent is requested. The provider will then need to submit a prior authorization request.

Exceptions

You may ask us to cover a drug not on the PDL. This is called an exception. You may ask for an exception because of an allergy, not being able to take a drug, or a poor response to the PDL drug. You or a person

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allowed to represent you can give this request. Once we get this request, we will work with your provider to get the forms and information needed.

Specialty Medicines There are certain medications that are more complex for diseases that require special attention and need to be handled differently than medications you pick up at your local pharmacy. These medications are called “specialty” medications, and most of these drugs require a prior authorization request from your doctor. Many of these medications need to be given to you by a doctor or nurse, and your doctor’s office will help you get that done. If the prior authorization is approved, we will work with your doctor’s office and the specialty pharmacy to get the medications you need.

Medication Therapy Management

Using medications the right way is vital to your health. That’s why we have a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. This program will: • Help you safely use your drugs • Helps your doctors and other caregivers work better together • Helps you learn about your drugs and the right way to use them • Helps your overall health You can find this program at many local drugstores. Ask your drugstore if they are part of the MTM program or talk with Member Services. Drugstores may also reach out to you if they think you could benefit from the program. The pharmacist may set a time with you to review your drugs. This includes any pills, creams, eye drops, herbals, or over-the-counter items you use. They can help you with your drugs and teach you the right way to take them. They also work with your providers. You can take part in the MTM program at no cost to you.

Medication Disposal

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Your prescriptions are for you. What’s safe for you might be harmful to someone else. Expired or unused medications can be a serious health risk for toddlers, teens, or family pets if they are within their reach. They can also be misused by others. Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family members. That’s why CareSource wants to remind you to safely get rid of any unused or expired drugs.

You have options to dispose of medications that have expired or that you are no longer taking: • Drug Take Back Day: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsors the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day each year. To learn more, go to takebackday.dea.gov.

• Year-Round Drug Disposal: There are also drug disposal sites available year-round. To see a list of sites near you, visit deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch. To learn more about how to properly dispose of old, unused, or expired medicine, check out the DEA’s drug disposal page.

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Coordinated Services Program (CSP)

You may be selected for enrollment in the Coordinated Services Program (CSP). The program coordinates treatment for members who have high patterns of utilization of both medications and services. Except in pharmacy emergencies, CSP enrollees: • Must choose one pharmacy to fill their prescriptions • May be assigned to one PCP who will coordinate care with other providers Enrollees can change their pharmacy or PCP under limited circ*mstances. Members selected for the CSP will be notified in writing, provided additional information, and notified of their state hearing rights.

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Medicaid Eligibility and Other Health Insurance

Accidental Injury or Illness (Subrogation) If you have to see a doctor for an injury or illness that was caused by another person or business, you must call Member Services to let us know. For example, if you are hurt in a car wreck, by a dog bite, or if you fall and are hurt in a store then another insurance company might have to pay the doctor’s and/or hospital’s bill. When you call be prepared to provide the name of the person at fault, their insurance company and the name(s) of any attorney(s) involved.

Other Health Insurance (Coordination of Benefits – COB) If you or anyone in your family has health insurance with another company, it is very important that you call Member Services and your county caseworker about the insurance. For example, if you work and have health insurance or if your children have health insurance through their other parent then you need to call Member Services to give us the information. It is also important to call Member Services and your county caseworker if you have lost health insurance that you had previously reported. Not giving us this information can cause problems with getting care and with payment of potential medical bills. You will need to show your CareSource ID card and any other health insurance ID cards at all of your appointments. Please bring all your health insurance ID cards with you to every appointment. Members with other insurance: CareSource follows Ohio insurance guidelines for members who have other insurance. Your other insurance coverage is considered your primary coverage. CareSource is secondary. You should follow the guidelines of your primary insurance when you get medical care. Be sure to show your providers and pharmacists both insurance ID cards at every visit.

Providers will bill your primary insurance first. After your primary insurance pays its allowable amount, your provider will bill CareSource. CareSource will pay the remaining amount after the primary insurance payment (up to the amount CareSource would have paid as the primary insurance). You should let CareSource and your county caseworker know right away if your “other” insurance changes.

Loss of Insurance Notice (Certificate Of Creditable Coverage) Anytime you lose health insurance, you should receive a notice, known as a certificate of creditable coverage, from your old insurance company that says you no longer have insurance. It is important that you keep a copy of this notice for your records because you might be asked to provide a copy.

Loss of Medicaid Eligibility It is important that you keep your appointments with the County Department of Job and Family Services. If you miss a visit or don’t give them the information they ask for, you can lose your Medicaid eligibility. If this happened, CareSource would be told to stop your membership as a Medicaid member and you would no longer be covered by CareSource. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your county caseworker. Transportation can be provided for your redetermination appointment, if needed. Please see page 33 in this handbook or call our Member Services department for more details.

Automatic Renewal Of MCP Membership If you lose your Medicaid eligibility but it is started again within 90 days, you will automatically become a CareSource member again.

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Your Membership Rights

As a member of CareSource, you have the following rights: • To receive information about CareSource, our services, our practitioners, our providers, and member rights and responsibilities. • To receive all information and services that CareSource must provide. • To be treated with respect and with regard for your dignity and privacy. • To be sure that your medical record information will be kept private. • To be given information about your health. This information may also be available to someone who you have legally approved to have the information, or who you have said should be reached in an emergency when it is not in the best interest of your health to give it to you. • To be able to discuss medically necessary treatment options for your condition(s), no matter the cost or benefit coverage. • To be able to participate with practitioners in making decisions relating to your health care. • To be able to take part in decisions about your health care. Instances believed to work against your best interest may be overridden. • To get information on any medical care treatment, given in a way that you can follow. • To be sure others cannot hear or see you when you are getting medical care. • To be free from any form of restraint or seclusion used as a means of force, discipline, ease, or revenge as specified in Federal regulations. • To ask for, and get, a copy of your medical records, and to be able to ask that the record be changed/ corrected if needed. • To be able to say yes or no to having any information about you given out unless CareSource has to by law. • To be able to say no to treatment or therapy. If you say no, the doctor or CareSource must talk to you about what could happen and they must put a note in your medical record about it. • To be able to file an appeal, a grievance (complaint) or state hearing. See pages 53-55 of this handbook for information. • A right to voice complaints or appeals about the organization or the care it provides. • To be able to get all CareSource written information about you from CareSource: - At no cost to you. - In the prevalent non-English languages of members in CareSource’s service area. - In other ways, to help with the special needs of members who may have trouble reading the information for any reason. • To be able to get help free of charge from CareSource and its providers if you do not speak English or need help in understanding information. • To be able to get help with sign language if you are hearing impaired.

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• To be told if the health care provider is a student and to be able to refuse their care. • To be told of any experimental care and to be able to refuse to be part of the care. • To make advance directives (a living will). See pages 61-62 which explain about advance directives. You can also contact CareSource Member Services for more information. • To file any complaint about not following your advance directive with the Ohio Department of Health. • To change your primary care provider (PCP) to another PCP in the CareSource network at least monthly. CareSource must send you something in writing that says who the new PCP is by the date of the change. • To be free to carry out your rights and know that CareSource, CareSource providers, or the Ohio Department of Medicaid will not hold this against you. • To know that CareSource must follow all federal and state laws, and other laws about privacy that apply. • To choose the provider that gives you care whenever possible and appropriate. • If you are a female, to be able to go to a woman’s health provider in CareSource’s network for covered woman’s health services. • To be able to get a second opinion from a qualified provider in CareSource’s network. If a qualified provider is not able to see you, CareSource must set up a visit with a provider not in the CareSource network. • If CareSource is unable to provide a necessary and covered service in our network, CareSource will cover these services out of network for as long as we are unable to provide the service in network. If you are approved to go out of network, this is your right as a member and the services will be provided at no cost to you. • To get information about CareSource from us. • To make recommendations regarding CareSource’s member rights and responsibility policy. • To contact the Ohio Department of Medicaid and/or the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights at the address below with any complaint of discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic information, ancestry, health status or need for health services.

The Ohio Department of Medicaid Office of Human Resources, Employee Relations P.O. Box 182709 Columbus, Ohio 43218-2709 E-mail: [emailprotected] Fax: (614) 644-1434

Office for Civil Rights United States Department of Health and Human Services 233 N. Michigan Ave. – Suite 240 Chicago, Illinois 60601 Ph: (312) 886-2359 / TTY: (312) 353-5693

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Your Membership Responsibilities

As a member of CareSource you have the responsibility to: • Use only approved providers. • Keep doctor and dentist appointments, be on time, and call 24 hours before the scheduled appointment to cancel. • Follow the advice and instructions for care you have agreed to with your doctors and other health care providers. • Always carry your ID card. Show it when getting care. • Never let others use your ID card. • Tell your county caseworker and CareSource of a change in phone number or address. • Contact your PCP after going to an Urgent Care or after getting medical or behavioral health care. • Let CareSource and your county caseworker know if you are covered by other health insurance. • Provide the information that CareSource and your health care providers need, to the extent possible, in order to provide care. • Tell us of suspected fraud as described in the Fraud, Waste and Abuse section of this handbook. • Understand as much as possible about your health issues and take part in reaching goals agreed to with your health care provider. • Consult our website, CareSource.com or MemberSource Newsletters annually for any updates to Member Rights and Responsibilities.

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CareSource Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how health information about you may be used and given out. It also tells how you can get this information. Please review it carefully. We will refer to ourselves simply as “CareSource” in this notice.

Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights: Get a copy of your health and claims records. • You can ask to see or get a copy of your health and claims records. You can also get other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this. • We will give you a copy or a summary of your health and claims records. We often do this within 30 days of your request. We may charge a fair, cost-based fee. Ask us to fix health and claims records. • You can ask us to fix your health and claims records if you think they are wrong or not complete. Ask us how to do this. • We may say “no” to your request. If we do, we will tell you why in writing within 60 days. Ask for private communications. • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way, such as home or office phone. You can ask us to send mail to a different address. • We will think about all fair requests. We must say “yes” if you tell us you would be in danger if we do not. Ask us to limit what we use or share. • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for care, payment, or our operations. • We do not have to agree to your request. We may say “no” if it would affect your care or for certain other reasons. Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information. • You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information. This is limited to six years before the date you ask. You may ask who we shared it with, and why. • We will include all the disclosures except for those about: - care, - payment(s), - health care operations, and - certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). • We will give you one list each year for free. If you ask for another within 12 months, we will charge a fair, cost-based fee.

Get a copy of this privacy notice. • You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time. You can ask even if you have agreed to get the notice electronically. We will give you a paper copy promptly.

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Give CareSource consent to speak to someone on your behalf. • You can give CareSource consent to talk about your health information with someone else on your behalf. • If you have a legal guardian, that person can use your rights and make choices about your health information. CareSource will give out health information to your legal guardian. We will make sure a legal guardian has this right and can act for you. We will do this before we take any action.

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated. • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us. Use the information at the end of this notice. • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. You can send a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, call 1-877-696-6775, or visit www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/. • We will not take action against you for filing a complaint. We may not require you to give up your right to file a complaint as a condition of: - care, - payment, - enrollment in a health plan, or - eligibility for benefits.

Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear choice for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do. We will follow your instructions. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to: • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in payment for your care • Share information in a disaster relief situation If you are not able to tell us your choice, such as if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information. We may share it if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and close threat to health or safety. In these cases we often cannot share your information unless you give us written consent: • Marketing purposes • Sale of your information • Disclosure of psychotherapy notes

Consent to Share Health Information

CareSource shares your health information, including Sensitive Health Information (SHI). SHI can be information related to drug and/or alcohol treatment, genetic testing results, HIV/AIDS, mental health, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), or communicable/other diseases that are a danger to your health. This information is shared to handle your care and treatment or to help with benefits.This information is shared with your past, current, and future treating providers. It is also shared with Health Information Exchanges (HIE). An HIE lets providers view information that CareSource has about members. You have the right to tell CareSource you do

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not want your health information (including SHI) shared. If you do not agree to share your health information, it will not be shared with providers to handle your care and treatment or to help with benefits. It will be shared with the provider who treats you for the specific SHI. If you do not approve sharing, all providers helping care for you may not be able to manage your care as well as they could if you did approve sharing.

Other Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in these ways:

Help you get health care treatment • We can use your health information and share it with experts who are treating you - Example: We may arrange more care for you based on information sent to us by your doctor. Run our organization • We can use and give out your information to run our company. We use it to contact you when needed. • We are not allowed to use genetic information to decide whether we will give you coverage. We cannot use it to decide the price of that coverage. - Example: We may use your information to review and improve the quality of health care you and others get. We may give your health information to outside groups so they can assist us with our business. Such outside groups include lawyers, accountants, consultants and others. We require them to keep your health information private, too.

Pay for your health care • We can use and give out your health information as we pay for your health care. - Example: We share information about you with your dental plan to arrange payment for your dental work.

How else can we use or share your health information? We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways. These ways are often to help the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these reasons. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html

To help with public health and safety issues • We can share health information about you for certain reasons such as: - Preventing disease - Helping with product recalls - Reporting harmful reactions to drugs - Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence - Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety To do research • We can use or share your information for health research. We can do this as long as certain privacy rules are met.

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To obey the law • We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it. This includes the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we are obeying federal privacy laws. To respond to organ and tissue donation requests • We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations. To work with a medical examiner or funeral director • We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when a person dies. To address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests • We can use or share health information about you: - For workers’ compensation claims - For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official - With health oversight agencies for activities allowed by law - For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services To respond to lawsuits and legal actions • We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a court order. We may also make a collection of “de-identified” information that cannot be traced back to you.

Our Responsibilities

• We protect your health information in many ways. This includes information that is written, spoken, or available online using a computer. - CareSource employees are trained on how to protect member information. - Member information is spoken in a way so that it is not inappropriately overheard. - CareSource makes sure that computers used by employees are safe by using firewalls and passwords. - CareSource limits who can access member health information. We make sure that only those employees with a business reason to access information use and share that information. • We are required by law to keep the privacy and security of your protected health information. We are required to give you a copy of this notice. • We will let you know quickly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information. • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice. We must give you a copy of it. • We will not use or share your information other than as listed here unless you tell us we can in writing. You may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html. Effective date and changes to the terms of this notice

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The original notice was effective April 14, 2003, and this version was effective June 18, 2018. We must follow the terms of this notice as long as it is in effect. If needed, we can change the notice. The new one would apply to all health information we keep. If this happens, the new notice will be available upon request. It will also be posted on our web site. You can ask for a paper copy of our notice at any time by mailing a request to the CareSource Privacy Officer.

The CareSource Privacy Officer can be reached by:

Mail: CareSource Attn: Privacy Officer P.O. Box 8738 Dayton, OH 45401-8738

Email: [emailprotected] Phone: 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711)

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How to Let Caresource Know If You Are Unhappy or Do Not Agree with A Decision We Made – Appeals And Grievances

We hope you will be happy with CareSource and the service we provide. If you are unhappy with anything about CareSource or its providers, you should contact us as soon as possible. This includes if you do not agree with a decision we have made. You, or someone you want to speak for you, can contact us. If you want someone to speak for you, you will need to let us know this. CareSource wants you to contact us so that we can help you. To contact us, you can: • Call Member Services at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711), or • Fill out the Grievance/Appeal form in your Member Handbook (see page 66), or • Call Member Services to request they mail you a form, or • Visit our website at CareSource.com, or • Write a letter telling us what you are unhappy about. Be sure to put your first and last name, the number from the front of your CareSource member ID card, and your address and telephone number in the letter so that we can contact you, if needed. You should also send any information that helps explain your problem. Mail the form or your letter to: CareSource Attn: Grievance and Appeals P.O. Box 1947 Dayton, OH 45401-1947 CareSource will send you something in writing if we make a decision to: • deny a request to cover a service for you, • reduce, suspend or stop services before you receive all of the services that were approved, or • deny payment for a service you received that is not covered by CareSource. We will also send you something in writing if, by the date we should have, we did not: • make a decision on whether to cover a service requested for you, or • give you an answer to something you told us you were unhappy about. If you do not agree with the decision or action listed in the letter, and you contact us within 60 calendar days to ask that we change our decision or action, this is called an appeal. The 60 calendar day period begins on the day after the mailing date on the letter. If we have made a decision to reduce, suspend or stop services before you receive all of the services that were approved, your letter will tell you how you can keep receiving the services if you choose and when you may have to pay for the services. To submit an appeal, please write a letter and include: • The covered person’s name and identification number as shown on the ID card • The provider’s name • The date of the medical service • The reason you disagree with the coverage denial • Any documentation or other written information to support your request. Mail the form or your letter to: CareSource Attn: Grievance and Appeals P.O. Box 1947 Dayton, OH 45401-1947

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Unless we tell you a different date, we must give you an answer to your appeal in writing within 15 calendar days from the date you contacted us. If we do not change our decision or action as a result of your appeal, we will notify you of your right to request a state hearing. You may only request a state hearing after you have gone through CareSource’s appeal process. If you contact us because you are unhappy with something about CareSource or one of our providers, this is called a grievance. CareSource will give you an answer to your grievance by phone (or by mail if we can’t reach you by phone) within the following time frames: • Two working days for grievances about not being able to get medical care • 30 calendar days for all other grievances except grievances that are about getting a bill for care you have received • 60 calendar days for grievances about getting a bill for care you have received If we need more time to make a decision for either an appeal or a grievance, we will send you a letter telling you that we need to take up to 14 more calendar days. That letter will also explain why we need more time. If you think we need more time to make a decision on your appeal or grievance, you can also ask us to take up to 14 calendar days. If your grievance is about getting a bill for care you or a family member received, please call the telephone number on the bill to make sure they have your CareSource ID number, or give them the primary insurance for the family member who received the care. If they tell you they have this information, please ask them why you are receiving a bill. After you have done this, please contact Member Services and provide us with the following information contained on your bill: • The date you or your family member received services • The amount of the bill • The provider’s name • The telephone number • The account number • Tell us why the provider’s office told you they were billing you If you are not happy with our answer to your grievance, please contact Member Services and we will be happy to discuss it with you. You also have the right to file a complaint at any time by contacting the: Ohio Department of Medicaid Ohio Department of Insurance Bureau of Managed Care Compliance and Oversight 50 W. Town Street P.O. Box 182709 3rd Floor – Suite 300 Columbus, Ohio 43218-2709 Columbus, Ohio 43215 1-800-605-3040 or 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572) 1-800-686-1526

State Hearings

You must first exhaust the appeal process with CareSource before a State Hearing can be requested. A State Hearing is a meeting with you or your authorized representative, someone from the County Department of Job and Family Services, someone from CareSource, and a hearing officer from the Bureau of State Hearings within the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). In this meeting, you will explain why you think CareSource did not make the right decision and CareSource will explain the reasons for making our decision. The hearing officer will listen and then decide who is right based on the rules and the information given.

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CareSource will notify you of your right to request a state hearing if: • we do not change our decision or action as a result of your appeal • a decision is made to propose enrollment or continue enrollment in the Coordinated Services Program • a decision is made to deny your request to change your Coordinated Services Program provider If you want a state hearing, you or your authorized representative must request a hearing within 120 calendar days. The 120 calendar day period begins on the day after the mailing date on the hearing form. If your appeal was about a decision to reduce, suspend or stop services before all of the approved services are received, your letter will tell you how you can keep receiving the services if you choose to and when you may have to pay for the services. If we propose to enroll you in the Coordinated Services Program and you request the hearing within 15 calendar days from the mailing date on the form, we will not enroll you in the program until the hearing decision. To request a hearing you can sign and return the state hearing form to the address or fax number listed on the form, call the Bureau of State Hearings at 1-866-635-3748, or submit your request via email at [emailprotected]. gov. If you want information on free legal services but don’t know the number of your local legal aid office, you can call the Ohio State Legal Services Association at 1-800-589-5888 for the local number. You may only request a state hearing after you have gone through CareSource’s appeal process.

State hearing decisions are usually issued no later than 70 calendar days after the request is received. However, if the MCP or Bureau of State Hearings decides that the health condition meets the criteria for an expedited decision, the decision will be issued as quickly as needed but no later than three working days after the request is received. Expedited decisions are for situations when making the decision within the standard time frame could seriously jeopardize your life or health or ability to attain, maintain, or regain maximum function.

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Membership Terminations

We hope you will be happy with CareSource and talk with us about any problems or concerns you may have so we can try to resolve them.

Ending Your MCP Membership

As a member of a Managed Care Plan (MCP), you have the right to choose to end your membership at certain times during the year. You can choose to end your membership during the first three months of your membership or during the annual open enrollment month for your service area. The Ohio Department of Medicaid will send you something in the mail to let you know when your annual open enrollment month will be. If you live in a mandatory enrollment area, you will have to choose another managed care plan to receive your health care.

If you want to end your membership during the first three months of your membership or open enrollment month for your area you can call the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572). You can also submit a request on-line to the Medicaid Hotline website at www.ohiomh.com. Most of the time, if you call before the last 10 days of the month, your membership will end the first day of the next month. If you call after this time, your membership will not end until the first day of the following month. If you chose another managed care plan, your new plan will send you information in the mail before your membership start date.

Choosing A New Plan

If you are thinking about ending your membership to change to another managed care plan, you should learn about your choices, especially if you want to keep your current doctor(s). Remember, each MCP has its own list of doctors and hospitals that they will allow you to use. In addition, each MCP has written information which explains the benefits it offers and the rules that it has. If you would like written information about a managed care plan you are thinking of joining or if you simply would like to ask questions about the MCP, you may either call the plan or call the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572). You can also find information about the MCPs in your area by visiting the Medicaid Hotline website at www.ohiomh.com.

Just Cause Membership Terminations

Sometimes there may be a special reason that you need to end your membership with a plan. This is called a “Just Cause” membership termination. Before you can ask for a just cause membership termination you must first call CareSource and give us a chance to resolve the issue. If we cannot resolve the issue, you can ask us for a just cause termination at any time if you have one of the following reasons: 1. You move and your current MCP is not available where you now live and you must receive non emergency medical care in your new area before your MCP membership ends. 2. The MCP does not, for moral or religious objections, cover a medical service that you need. 3. Your doctor has said that some of the medical services you need must be received at the same time and all of the services are not available in your MCP’s network. 4. You have concerns that you are not receiving quality care and the services you need are not available from another provider in the MCP’s network.

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5. Lack of access to medically necessary Medicaid-covered services or lack of access to providers that are experienced in dealing with your special health care needs. 6. The PCP that you chose is no longer in your MCP’s network and that was the only PCP in your MCP’s network who spoke your language and was located within a reasonable distance from you; or another plan has a PCP in their network that speaks your language that is located within a reasonable distance from you and will accept you as a patient. 7. Other - If you think staying as a member in your current managed care plan is harmful to you and not in your best interest. You may ask to end your membership for Just Cause by calling the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572). The Ohio Department of Medicaid will review your request to end your membership for just cause and decide if you meet a just cause reason. You will receive a letter in the mail to tell you if the Ohio Department of Medicaid will end your membership and the date it ends. If you live in a mandatory enrollment area, you will have to choose another managed care plan to receive your health care unless the Ohio Department of Medicaid tells you differently. If your just cause request is denied, the Ohio Department of Medicaid will send you information that explains your state hearing right for appealing the decision.

Things To Keep In Mind If You End Your Membership

If you have followed any of the above steps to end your membership, remember: • Continue to use CareSource doctors and other providers until the day you are a member of your new health plan or back on regular Medicaid. • If you chose a new MCP and have not received a member ID card before the first day of the month when you are a member of the new plan, call the CareSource Member Services department. If they are unable to help you, call the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572). • If you were allowed to return to the regular Medicaid card and you have not received a new Medicaid card, call your county caseworker. • If you have chosen a new MCP and have any medical visits scheduled, please call your new plan to be sure that these providers are on the new plan’s list of providers and any needed paperwork is done. Some examples of when you should call your new plan include: when you have an appointment to see a new doctor, a surgery, blood test or X-ray scheduled and especially if you are pregnant. • If you were allowed to return to regular Medicaid and have any medical visits scheduled, please call the providers to be sure that they will take the regular Medicaid card.

Optional Membership Terminations

You have the option not to be a member of a managed care plan if: • You are a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe, regardless of your age. • You are an Individual who receives home and community based waiver services through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. If you believe that you or your child meet any of the above criteria and do not want to be a member of a managed care plan, you can call the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572). If someone meets the above criteria and does not want to be an MCP member, their membership will be ended.

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Exclusions – Individuals That Are Not Permitted To Join A Medicaid MCP

The following individuals are not permitted to join a managed care plan. • Dually eligible under both the Medicaid and Medicare programs; • Institutionalized (in a nursing home and are not eligible under the Adult Extension category, long-term care facility, intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), or some other kind of institution); or • Receiving Medicaid Waiver services and are not eligible under the Adult Extension category. *If you are eligible for Medicaid under the Adult Extension category, you will receive your nursing home services through the Managed Care Plan. Additionally, Adult Extension members approved for waiver services will remain in the Managed Care Plan.

If you believe that you meet any of the above criteria and should not be a member of a managed care plan, you must call the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-324-8680 (TTY: 1-800-292-3572). If you meet the above criteria, your MCP membership will be ended.

Can Caresource End My Membership?

CareSource may ask the Ohio Department of Medicaid to end your membership for certain reasons. The Ohio Department of Medicaid must okay the request before your membership can be ended. The reasons that CareSource can ask to end your membership are: • For fraud or for misuse of your CareSource ID card • For disruptive or uncooperative behavior to the extent that it affects the MCP’s ability to provide services to you or other members CareSource provides services to our members because of a contract that CareSource has with the Ohio Department of Medicaid. If you want to contact the Ohio Department of Medicaid you can call or write to: Ohio Department of Medicaid Office of Managed Care Bureau of Managed Care Compliance and Oversight P.O. Box 182709 Columbus, Ohio 43218-2709 Phone: 1-800-324-8680 TTY: 1-800-292-3572

You can also visit the Ohio Department of Medicaid on the web at www.medicaid.ohio.gov. You can contact CareSource to get any other information you want including the structure and operation of CareSource and how we pay our providers. If you want to tell us about things you think we should change, please call the Member Services department at 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711).

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse

We have a comprehensive fraud, waste and abuse program in our Program Integrity Department. It is designed to handle cases of managed care fraud. Help us by reporting questionable situations. Fraud can be committed by providers, pharmacies or members. We monitor and take action on any provider, pharmacy or member fraud, waste and abuse. Cases of provider fraud, waste, and abuse are health workers and doctors who: • Order drugs, equipment, or services that are not medically necessary. • Don’t give medically necessary services due to lower reimbursem*nt rates • Bill for tests or care not provided • Use wrong medical coding on purpose to get more money • Plan more visits than are needed • Bill for more expensive care than provided • Unbundling services to get a higher repayment

Cases of pharmacy fraud, waste, and abuse are: • Not giving drugs as written • Sending claims for a brand-name drug that costs more but giving a cheaper drug that costs less • Giving less than the prescribed amount and then not letting the member know to get the rest of the drug Cases of member fraud, waste, and abuse are: • Selling prescribed drugs or trying to get controlled drugs from more than one doctor or drugstore • Changing or forging prescriptions • Using pain medications you do not need • Sharing your ID card with someone else • Not telling us that you have other health insurance • Getting equipment and supplies you don’t need • Getting care or drugs under some other person’s ID • Giving wrong symptoms to get treatment, drugs, and other care • Too many ER visits for problems that are not an emergency • Lying about eligibility for Medicaid If you are proven to have misused your covered benefits, you may: • Have to pay back money that was paid for care that was a misuse of benefits • Be charged with a crime and go to jail • Lose your Medicaid benefits • Be locked in to one PCP, one controlled substance provider, one pharmacy, and/or one hospital for non- emergency services

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If You Suspect Fraud, Waste or Abuse

Please report fraud, waste, or abuse in one of these ways:

1. Call 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711). Select the menu choice to report fraud. 2. Complete the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Reporting Form. - You can go to our website, CareSource.com, and fill out the form. - Write and send a letter to: CareSource Attn: Program Integrity Department P.O. Box 1940 Dayton, OH 45401-1940 You do not have to give us your name when you write or call. If you are not concerned about giving your name, you may also send an email* to [emailprotected] or fax us at 1-800-418-0248. Please give us as many facts as you can. Add names and phone numbers. If we don’t get your name, we will not be able to call you back for more information. This will be kept private as allowed by law. *If your email is not secure, people may read your email without you knowing or saying it is okay. Please do not use email to tell us anything private, like a member ID number, social security number, or health information. Instead, please use the form or phone number above. This can help protect your privacy.

Thanks for helping us keep fraud, waste, and abuse out of health care.

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Advance Directives

Using advance directives to state your wishes about your medical care Many people worry what would happen if they become too sick to make their wishes known. Some people may not want to spend months or years on life support. Others may want all steps taken to live longer.

You have a choice You do not have to make an Advance Directive, but we suggest you do so. Many people write their health care wishes while they are healthy. Health care providers and facilities must make it clear that you have a right to state your wishes about your health care. They must ask if your wishes are in writing. They also must add your Advance Directive to your medical record. This information explains your rights under Ohio law to accept or refuse medical care. It will help you choose your own medical and/or behavioral health care. This information also explains how you can state your wishes about the care you would want if you could not choose for yourself. This information does not contain legal advice, but will help you understand your rights under the law.

What are my rights to choose my medical care? You have the right to choose your own medical care. If you don’t want a certain type of care, you have the right to tell your doctor you don’t want it.

What if I’m too sick to decide? What if I can’t make my wishes known? Most people can make their wishes about their medical care known to their doctors. But some people become too sick to tell their doctors about the type of care they want. Under Ohio law, you have the right to fill out a form while you’re able to act for yourself. The form tells your doctors what you want done if you can’t make your wishes known.

What kinds of forms are there? Under Ohio law, there are four different forms, or advance directives, you can use. You can use either a Living Will, a Declaration for Mental Health Treatment, a Health Care Power of Attorney or a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order. You fill out an advance directive while you’re able to act for yourself. The advance directive lets your doctor and others know your wishes about medical care.

Do I have to fill out an dvancea directive before I get medical care? No. No one can make you fill out an advance directive. You decide if you want to fill one out.

Who can fill out an advance directive? Anyone 18 years old or older who is of sound mind and can make his or her own decisions can fill one out.

Do I need a lawyer? No, you don’t need a lawyer to fill out an advance directive. You may want to speak with a lawyer for help.

Do the people giving medical care have to follow my wishes? Yes, if your wishes follow state law. However, Ohio law includes a conscience clause. A person giving you medical care may not be able to follow your wishes because they go against his or her conscience. If so, they will help you find someone else who will follow your wishes. If you have any concerns about someone not following your wishes, you may file a complaint with the Ohio Department of Health.

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Can I change my advance directive? Yes, you can change your advance directive whenever you want. If you already have an advance directive, make sure it follows Ohio’s law. You may want to contact a lawyer for help. It is a good idea to look over your advance directives from time to time. Make sure they still say what you want and that they cover all areas.

If I don’t have an advance directive, who chooses my medical care when I can’t? If you are in terminal condition or a permanently unconscious state, then Ohio law recognizes an order of decision makers if you are unable to make health care decisions for yourself and you do not have an advance directive. Ohio law recognizes this order of your decision makers: legal guardian, spouse, majority of adult children, parents, and other nearest relative.

Where do I get advance directive forms? Many of the people and places that give you medical care have advance directive forms. A lawyer could also help you.

What do I do with my forms after filling them out? You should give copies to your doctor and health care facility to put into your medical record. Give one to a trusted family member or friend. If you have chosen someone in a Health Care Power of Attorney, give that person a copy. Put a copy with your personal papers. You may want to give one to your lawyer or clergy person. Be sure to tell your family or friends about what you have done. Don’t just put these forms away and forget about them.

Organ and tissue donation Ohioans can choose whether they would like their organs and tissues to be donated to others in the event of their death. By making their preference known, they can ensure that their wishes will be carried out immediately and that their families and loved ones will not have the burden of making this decision at an already difficult time. Some examples of organs that can be donated are the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Some examples of tissues that can be donated are skin, bone, ligaments, veins and eyes. There are two ways to register to become an organ and tissue donor: 1. You can state your wishes for organ and/or tissue donation when you obtain or renew your Ohio Driver License or State ID Card, or 2. You can complete the Donor Registry Enrollment Form that is attached to the Ohio Living Will Form, and return it to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

What is a guardian? A guardian is someone chosen by a court to be legally in charge for another person.

When will a guardian be chosen? A court will choose a guardian for someone who can no longer make safe choices by themselves. This is usually due to legal or mental incapacity. In certain situations a minor may also have a guardian chosen for them.

How do I get a guardianship? Only a court can choose a guardian. The court that chooses a guardian is your local court. This could differ based on where you live. Call your local court, a local lawyer, or local legal aid service for more information.

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Quality Health Care

CareSource works to make sure that the care and services you receive are the best they can be. We want you to be happy with your care. We do this by:

• Reviewing the care you get from your doctors and other health care providers • Finding and correcting any problems related to proper medical care • Making sure care is available to you when you need it • Providing health education information to you and your providers

Review of Health Care Services CareSource keeps track of the services you get from health care providers. We discuss some services with your providers before you get them to make sure they are appropriate and necessary. For example, we review surgeries or stays at a hospital (unless they are emergencies). This is called utilization management. It makes sure you get the right amount of care you need when you need it. All utilization management determinations are made by qualified Physician Reviewers. CareSource monitors the work of our reviewers on an ongoing basis. Part of the monitoring includes testing reviewers by presenting each of them with the same cases to ensure they make consistent and objective determinations. CareSource determines if a service can be covered or not within 14 calendar days. This can be done quicker if your medical condition warrants it. We notify your doctor in writing of the determination and the reason for it. If we are not able to cover the service, we notify you in writing, too. The letter includes our phone number in case you want to call us for more information. If you are not happy with the determination, you can appeal it by calling or writing to CareSource. Your case will be re-reviewed by a different doctor from an appropriate specialty area, and you will be notified of the determination in writing. You can contact us at any time about utilization management or prior authorization requests. Just call Member Services. You can also send us an email through our website at CareSource.com. Staff are identified by name, title, and organization name when calling about utilization management issues. Any decisions we make with your providers about the medical necessity of your health care are based only on how appropriate the care setting or services are. CareSource does not reward providers or our own staff for denying coverage or services. We do not offer financial incentives to our staff that encourage them to make decisions that result in underutilization. CareSource may decide that a new development not currently covered by Medicaid will be a covered benefit. This includes newly developed: • Health care services • Medical devices • Therapies • Treatment options We will review requests for new developments and make a decision about coverage based on: • Updated Medicaid and Medicare rules • External technology assessment guidelines • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval • Medical literature recommendations

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You can contact CareSource to get any other information you want including the structure and operation of CareSource and how we pay our providers. You can also find out about: • How we work with other health plans if you have other coverage • Results of member surveys • How many members dis-enroll from CareSource • Benefits, eligibility, claims or network providers

Utilization Management

Utilization Management (UM) is when CareSource reviews a request for certain health care services either before, during, or after service. We review care to make sure it is the best for your needs. We will review the request for the medical necessity, efficiency, or appropriateness of health care services and treatment that you receive. You can ask the UM team how their care is reviewed by calling Member Services. If there is a CareSource member in your family whose primary language is not English, is visually or hearing impaired, or has limited reading skills, please call us to arrange interpreter services. When calling UM, please this in mind: • UM is open for calls Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. • You can leave a message about UM issues after normal business hours. • You can reach UM using the secure “Tell Us” form at CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. You will get an answer by the next business day. • UM staff will identify themselves with their name and title and say they are from CareSource when calling about UM issues. Any decisions we make with your health providers about the medical necessity of their health care is based only on clinical criteria and how the setting or service will affect your care. CareSource does not reward health providers or our own staff for denying coverage or services. CareSource does not offer rewards to our staff to make decisions that keep you from getting the services you need.

If you have questions,If you please have questions,call Member please Services call Member at 1-800-488-0134Services at <1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711) or 711) Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.> For more information, visit . 64 Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit CareSource.com/OhioMedicaid. CareSource | Member Handbook

CareSource Quality Improvement Program

CareSource works to make sure that the care and services you receive are the best they can be. We want you to be happy with your care. We use evidence-based measures and tools to see how well we are keeping you Healthy. We also look at how quickly you get care and if you got the care you needed. And we make sure you get good service from CareSource.

Preventive Guidelines and Clinical Practice Guidelines CareSource recommends nationally accepted standards and guidelines to help inform and guide the clinical care provided to members. Guidelines are reviewed and approved by the CareSource Clinical Advisory Committee at least every two years (or more often), and updated as needed. The guidelines are then presented to the CareSource Quality Enterprise Committee. The use of these guidelines allows CareSource to measure the impact of the guidelines on outcomes of care. Guidelines may include, but are not be limited to: • Preventive Health • Behavioral Health (i.e. depression) • Chronic Condition Management (i.e. hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) • Population Health (i.e. obesity, tobacco cessation) Information about clinical practice guidelines and health information is available in your MemberSource Newsletters, at CareSource.com, or upon request. Preventive guidelines and health links are available through the website or hard copy.

Preventive Guidelines Your health is important. Here are some ways that you can maintain or improve your health: • Establish a relationship with a primary care provider. • Make sure you and your family have regular checkups with your primary care provider. • If you have a chronic condition (such as asthma or d

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