4123-6-05.4 Employer access to the HPP; payment for referrals prohibited.

(A) An MCO shall not solicit, receive, or accept any payment, commission, consideration, money, or other thing of value, including, but not limited to any rebate, premium, or kickback, as an inducement to or in return for the MCO's referral of employers to any sponsoring organization or group for the purpose of participating in a group experience rating program authorized under section 4123.29 of the Revised Code and rules 4123-17-61 to 4123-17-68 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An MCO shall not solicit, receive, or accept any payment, commission, consideration, money, or other thing of value, including but not limited to any rebate, premium, or kickback, as a inducement to or in return for the MCO's referral of employers to any individual or entity for the provision of any goods or services.

(C) An MCO shall not solicit, receive, or accept any payment, commission, consideration, money, or other thing of value, including but not limited to any rebate, premium, or kickback, as an inducement to or in return for the MCO's referral of injured workers to any provider for the provision of any goods or services.

(D) An MCO that violates this rule may be subject to decertification and/or termination of its contract pursuant to the rules of this chapter of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 11/13/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/26/2015 and 08/25/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.30, 4121.31, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.05
Rule Amplifies: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.44, 4121.441
Prior Effective Dates: 1/30/98 (Emer.), 4/29/98, 1/1/99, 1/1/01, 2/1/10