The Treatment Program provides payment for ongoing services related to the handicapping condition for eligible children. As with the Diagnostic Program, the child must be under 21 years of age and a resident of Ohio. In addition, the child must have an eligible medical handicap, be under the care of a BCMH-approved physician, and the family must be financially eligible.
Medically eligible conditions are those that are chronic, physically handicapping, and amenable to treatment. Examples of eligible diagnoses are cerebral palsy, hearing loss, cystic fibrosis, cleft lip and palate, diabetes, hemophilia, cancer, heart defect, scoliosis, birth defects, spinal injuries, paralysis and AIDS.
The BCMH program does not cover all services that a child with a handicapping condition may require, nor are all services eligible for all conditions. All approved services must be related to the child's handicapping condition. Examples of services that may be authorized on the Treatment Program include laboratory tests, x-rays, special tests, inpatient hospitalization, surgery, anesthesia, prescriptions for medication, medical supplies, hearing aids, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and public health nurse services.
Some conditions and services are not medically eligible for the BCMH program. These ineligible conditions and services include well child care, treatment of acute or infectious conditions, allergies, common refractive errors, routine dental problems, mental retardation, developmental disorders, psychological and emotional disorders, learning disabilities, pregnancy and pregnancy related diagnosis.
Financial eligibility is based on adjusted gross income. Un-taxed income and family resources, such as savings, stock, and property are not considered.