​Payment Authorization for Waiver Services (PAWS)

The Payment Authorization for Waiver Services system, or PAWS, is the system by which County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (DD) authorize The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) to reimburse providers for services rendered to individuals on a waiver. Any claim submitted by a provider must be matched to an approved PAWS record in order for the claim to be paid. County Boards of DD and providers may obtain ‘read access’ to the PAWS system, to verify the status of the PAWS for an individual on the waiver. County Board employees with questions about PAWS should contact the Fiscal Specialist in the PAWS unit who is assigned to that County.

Providers with questions should contact the County Board Service and Support Administrator (SSA) for the individual.