Ohio Medicaid: Mental Health

On behalf of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), Permedion performs utilization management to Ohio Medicaid mental health fee-for-service providers. Our comprehensive utilization review program ensures that Ohio’s behavioral health recipients are provided with appropriate, quality services that best meet their assessed needs. Our professional team includes the expertise of psychiatrists, nurses and social workers.

Permedion’s contracted services include precertification and post payment reviews for inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, as well as prior authorization for community psychiatric services treatment (CPST). We incorporate data collection and analysis, provider education, and development of strategies to improve patient care. Additionally, we ensure that recipient services are performed in accordance with the Ohio Administrative Codes and a best practices standard of care.

Permedion supports the needs of providers by providing detailed information on our website as related to both the utilization review processes and documentation requirements.

For topic specific information, please refer to the dropdowns. For downloadable Inpatient Psychiatric Precertification and CPST Prior Authorization forms, go the following links:
Inpatient Psychiatric Precertification form
CPST Prior Authorization form