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Pharmacy Changes for Medicaid Managed Care Plan Members

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Effective February 1, 2010, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services is implementing changes for prescription drug coverage for Medicaid.

Ohio Medicaid now covers these items that Buckeye members get from the pharmacy. Ohio Medicaid prior authorization and co-pay requirements apply.

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Healthchek/EPSDT Reminder

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Don’t forget to keep your child and/or teen up to date with their well-care exams with their primary care provider (PCP).
• If you need help in finding a PCP, contact Buckeye’s Member Services department at 1-866-246-4358 (TTY 1-800-750-0750).
• Also, even if your child and/or teen receives their shot(s) or immunizations at a place other than their PCP, please remember to continue to schedule their well-care exams (Healthchek/EPSDT exam) with their PCP.
• Please contact your PCP with questions and to schedule the Healthchek/EPSDT exam.

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Buckeye Helps School Students Stay Healthy

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Buckeye Community Health Plan and Toledo’s Oakdale Elementary School are partnering to help students learn more about healthy lifestyles through various exciting activities.

Learning to fight flu and teaching healthy habits are a part of this unique partnership designed to improve the lives of students and their families. Buckeye and Oakdale are addressing a variety of health issues that affect students. Topics include:

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Antibiotics and The Flu

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What Everyone Should Know
Are you aware that colds, flu, most sore throats and bronchitis are caused by viruses? Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? It’s true. Plus, taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

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AMA 2009 H1N1 Influenza Information for Physicians

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In working to advance the health of the public and the preparedness of the medical community, the American Medical Association (AMA) is committed to providing physicians with timely and credible information and resources about seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 influenza. We encourage you to explore these H1N1-related pages and check back regularly as new developments arise. Providers can also find these AMA links in the providers/resources/helpful links section of the Buckeye website.

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Medicaid enrollment process changes to single month in Ohio

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Buckeye Community Health Plan is gearing up for Medicaid’s open enrollment period in November. This marks the first time that Ohio’s 1.5 million Medicaid-eligible residents will have a single open enrollment. More information about this new Medicaid enrollment process can be found calling the Managed Care Enrollment Center at 1-800-605-3040 (TTY 1-800-292-3572).

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