A Medical Records Manager assists disabled individuals to become eligible for Medicaid. Individuals must be referred by Muskingum County Job and Family Services.
What is DDA?
The DDA (Disability Determination Area of the State of Ohio) determines whether or not an applicant is eligible for Medicaid benefits.
Who is eligible for DDA?
Persons who will be unable to work 12 months or longer are eligible for DDA determination.
Who determines eligibility for DDA?
Eligibility is determined by Disability Determination Area located in Columbus, OH. The Disability Determination Area is charged with the duty of determining whether or not the applicant suffers from a medical or psychological disability that prevents the individual from engaging in gainful employment for 12 months or longer.
Why does an applicant need to submit medical information to OEHP (Ohio Employee Health Partnership) when eligibility is determined in Columbus, OH?
OEHP is responsible for collecting health data pertaining to each alleged disabled individual who is requesting Medicaid disability benefits. When data is collected, OEHP submits the information to the Disability Determination Area in Columbus, OH.
How long will it take before the applicant knows if they are eligible for Medicaid benefits?
The length of time varies on a case-to-case basis. Supplying current medical records in a timely manner is vital to the process.
What if the applicant thinks they are disabled, but do not have any documentation from either the physician or mental health professional?
It is the responsibility of OEHP to schedule appointments for medical evaluations, and/or psychological evaluations at no cost to the applicant.
For more information, contact the Disability Determination Unit (DDU) Records Manager by telephone, e-mail, or by writing a letter.
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